Peter commenced work with Lands and Survey in Dunedin in 1977, before moving to Rotorua to work for Maori Affairs and Social Welfare from 1980 – 1982.

In March 1982, he commenced private practice with Alan Trotter by establishing the firm Alan Trotter and Peter Lewis, and since then has been a stalwart of the Rotorua legal community.

His areas of expertise are Property and Commercial Law and “Problem Resolution”.

While Peter is primarily based in the Rotorua office, he is also the supervising partner for the Opotiki office.

Peter is a keen golfer and an active follower of all sports.


  • LLB, Otago University 1979
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in 1979