Robert A Lewis, Clark County, Washington Superior Court Judge
Dishonorable Robert A. Lewis
Lewis won re-election in 2016. He was unopposed in the general election on November 8, 2016.
A graduate of Western Washington State College and the University of Washington Law School, Judge Lewis practiced law in Camas before his appointment to the court in November 2004.
On June 6, 2017, Clark County Superior Court Judge Robert A. Lewis refused to hear a bail reduction request submitted by Pro Se Defendant, John Garrett Smith. The refusal has upheld a $12 million-dollar bail amount, deemed by many to exceedingly excessive, that was set by Lewis nearly two and half years earlier for the attempted murder of his wife.
On December 3, 2014, after a 3-day bench trial before Judge Robert Lewis, Garrett Smith was convicted of 2 crimes, Attempted Murder II and Assault II. Smith was later sentenced to 12 years in prison for a crime that did not occur.
During the January 30, 2015 sentencing hearing, Lewis RAISED the $10 million-dollar bail amount requested by the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office to $12 million without so much as an objection from Smith’s defense counsel or an explanation from Lewis as to why the increased bail amount.
On October 4, 2016 in a unanimous decision, the Washington Court of Appeals Division II REVERSED Smith’s Attempted Murder II conviction but reaffirmed the Assault II conviction, an offense which Smith had already served the maximum sentence range of 15 months.
On November 3, 2016, the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office submitted a petition for discretion review to the Washington Supreme Court.
On June 8, 2017, the WSC was set to review the petition briefs in chambers. A response from the State Supreme Court may not be known for at least another 3 months.
For the past 8 months, John Garrett Smith has remained in DOC custody without an active charge against him for which time has not been served. While it is understandable why Smith may still be held in custody, it is not reasonable for Smith to be held for such an excessive bail amount. For more information regarding the struggles of John Garrett Smith, visit garrettsvoice.com.
Robert Lewis Superior Court Judge
Clark County, Washington
Clark County, Washington records show Robert Lewis held one job from 2018 to 2020. One of the most recent records in 2020 lists a job of Superior Court Judge and a pay of $8,319.80. This is 48.1 percent higher than the average pay for co-workers and 51.4 percent higher than the national average for government employees.
Salary Records for Robert Lewis
Year Job Agency/Department Pay
2020 Superior Court Judge Superior Court Judge Department Nine $8,319.80
2019 Superior Court Judge Superior Court Judge Department Nine $7,957.71
2018 Superior Court Judge Superior Court Judge Department Nine $7,190.46