In 2005, Attorney Lee received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and graduated from the University of Florida with honors. After a stellar undergraduate experience, he was accepted to and attended the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. While in law school, he was awarded Dean’s List recognition, or the equivalent, for three semesters. Desiring to become a trial lawyer, Attorney Lee joined the UF College of Law’s trial team. He competed in a national mock trial competition further honing his trial skills at a young age. His talent for persuasion was revealed and his skillset began to develop while a member of the trial team. Because of these talents and skills, he outscored all of his classmates in his trial advocacy class and was awarded a “Book Award” in recognition of having earned the highest grade in the class. In 2008, he took and passed the Florida Bar Examination and was sworn in as a Florida barred attorney. Shortly thereafter, because of his exceptional results on the Florida Bar examination, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners invited him to become a Florida Board of Bar Examiners Exam Reader. Essentially, he was tasked with the job of writing and grading the Florida Bar examination. Three years after taking and passing the Florida Bar examination, Attorney Lee took and passed the Georgia Bar examination and became a Georgia barred attorney as well.
All of his adult life, he has been a hard worker. Attorney Lee started working at age 14, while in high school. While in college, he worked at Sarasota Memorial Hospital as a clinical surgery technician full time and attended college full time at the same time. Hard work is his calling card. Growing up, he has never taken kindly to friends and loved ones being disrespected by the powerful. Having a career as a trial attorney was the best way to protect those he loved. Becoming a trial lawyer was the route that he took to put himself in a position to serve those who cannot fight for themselves.
After serving three years as an Assistant State Attorney in Orlando, Florida, he was hired at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, GA and quickly became the youngest attorney assigned to the major case division where the most serious and high-profile cases were prosecuted. In 2012, District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. awarded him the Trial Rookie of the Year Award. In 2013, District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. awarded him the Major Case Rookie of the Year Award. He earned the title of Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney after having tried numerous murder cases in the major case division. In 2015, he was then assigned to the most high-profile unit in the office, the Public Integrity Unit (“PIU”). While assigned to PIU, he prosecuted cases involving officer-involved shootings, officer-involved car collisions and high-profile officer-involved murders. During this particular assignment, he learned the ins and outs of how to investigate and prove cases of law enforcement misconduct as well as navigate the media that often accompanied such cases. As a prosecutor, he has prosecuted cases ranging from DUI’s to murder, including a death penalty case. The experience he has obtained has given him the capability to handle the most complex litigation that even command the media’s attention.
- The Florida Bar
- The State Bar of Georgia
- 2003 – 2005 University of Florida – B.A. Political Science
- Graduated Cum Laude
- 2005 – 2008 University of Florida, Levin College of Law – Juris Doctorate
- Dean’s List (or equivalent) for three semesters
- Trial Team
- Book Award (recognizing highest grade) in Trial Advocacy Class Experience
- 2008 – 2011 Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, Orlando, FL – Assistant State Attorney, Felony Bureau
- 2009 – 2015 Florida Board of Bar Examiners, Tallahassee, FL – Exam Reader
- 2011 – 2016 Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Atlanta, GA – Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney