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Lewis D. Kowal

Lewis D. Kowal is an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings and has served in that capacity since the agency’s inception in January 1996. Administrative Law Judge Kowal presides over various matters including but not limited to licensing and disciplinary matters for state agencies. Judge Kowal received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law. Judge Kowal was admitted to practice law in Arizona and New York. He has prosecuted cases for the New York State Insurance Department, worked in personal injury, commercial, administrative and general practice law firms, interned in the New York State Attorney General’s Office and clerked at the Arizona State Attorney General’s Office dealing with administrative law matters. Judge Kowal completed the Advanced Course of Administrative Law sponsored by the National Judicial College. He has published several articles concerning liquor laws in a liquor trade publication and was a member of an ad-hoc committee for the Arizona Liquor Board which assisted in the revamping of the Board’s liquor rules. Immediately prior to becoming a member of the Office of Administrative Hearings, Judge Kowal was the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Arizona Department of Insurance.

Articles in OAH Newsletter

Top Ten Things Not to Do At An Administrative Hearing
October 2000

Scope of the Administrative Hearing
July 2001