Alston L. Lew

Alston L. Lew

580 California Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087

Primary Practice Areas

Business Law

Civil Litigation

Professional Liability


  • All Courts in the State of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California


  • J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law
  • B.A., University of San Francisco

Alston L. Lew


Mr. Lew is a litigation associate at the firm's San Francisco office. He represents businesses and individuals in all phases of civil litigation. Mr. Lew counsels clients in a variety of matters related to business law, professional liability, and insurance defense.

Prior to joining Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney, Mr. Lew worked as a research attorney and law clerk for the Honorable Judge Stuart Hing in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. He also worked at several law firms, and was an in- house litigation attorney for an insurance carrier.

During his time away from the office, Mr. Lew enjoys continuing to explore his hometown of San Francisco and traveling to other cities and countries. He previously taught swimming for the YMCA of San Francisco at both the Chinatown and Presidio branches for over 10 years and enjoys swimming.


  • Mr. Lew was selected for the 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers' Rising Star List
  • Mr. Lew obtained a complete defense verdict in a binding arbitration in an insurance claim utilizing accident reconstruction expert testimony.
  • Mr. Lew filed several dispositive motions in both state and federal courts that resulted in either the complete dismissal of clients from cases or withdrawals by Plaintiffs of various causes of action or claims for damages.

Professional and Community Contributions

Mr. Lew is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and is a member of the Insurance Committee and Mass Torts Committee. He is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and previously was involved in the Pro Bono Committee and Judicial Reception Committee. He participated in BASF's subcommittee that provided input to the State Bar of California on statistics concerning diversity and the role of minority attorneys within the legal profession.

Mr. Lew is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) and was a former Newsletter Committee Co-Chair. He is currently involved in AABA's Solo/Small Firm Committee, the Community Service Committee and the Wellness Committee. Mr. Lew is also a member of the Foundation Scholarship Committee for the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC). Mr. Lew was part of the fundraising committee for the annual Gala of the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) from 2010-2019. ALC is a nonprofit organization that was created to provide legal access and services for minority communities.

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • How To Become Insurance Panel Counsel & Tips on Ethical Issues Arising in Representing Clients, Co-Presented with Peter Huh, Litchfield Cavo LLP, Randy Aoyama, Hinshaw & Culberton LLP, Kristy Gonowan, Allstate Insurance Company, and W. Allan Chong, Tokio Marine Nichido Fire, LTD, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) in Austin, TX, on November 8, 2019.

Academic Distinction

  • Dean's List at Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Witkin Award for highest grade in Constitutional Law II
  • Moot Court Board Member
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property at Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Certificate in Legal Studies/Pre-Law at the University of San Francisco
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honors Society, nominated by the Political Science Department faculty at the University of San Francisco
  • Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity

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