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Ms. Lee is a native of the Pacific Northwest, born in Kennewick, Washington and moving to Seattle before starting school. She grew up north of Green Lake, attended Seattle public schools, and thrived on the area’s unique natural bounty: skiing in the Cascades in the winter; sailing on Puget Sound in the summer.

Ms. Lee studied technical writing and industrial engineering at the University of Washington. After graduating college, she worked at SAIC in Tucson, Arizona on military defense projects including space vehicles, the B-1B bomber, and synthetic aperture radar. She also worked for computer companies in Carson City, Nevada, and Redmond, Washington, writing technical manuals.

In the late 1980s, Ms. Lee returned to Seattle to attend UW Law School. After gaining her J.D. in 1990, she clerked for Judge Coughenour in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, as well as for Judge Beezer of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She joined Schroeter Goldmark & Bender in 1996 and established her own law office in 2010.

Ms. Lee lives with her husband of seventeen years in West Seattle, and spends time hiking and backpacking, tending her garden, traveling, and supporting some of Seattle’s thriving circus and new vaudeville performance organizations.

Education

  • University of Washington, B.S., 1984
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1990
  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor-in-Chief, Washington Law Review

Admissions

  • Washington State
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Member, Governor’s Clemency and Pardons Board, 2007-present
  • Past President, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, The Defender Association, 2009-present
  • Washington Pattern Instruction Committee, 2004-present
  • WSBA rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2003-04, 2008-present
  • WSBA Disciplinary Board, 2004-07
  • Board of Trustees, School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, 2005-07
  • Contributing Editor, WSBA Legal Ethics Deskbook

Recognition and Speaking Engagements

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics, since 2002
  • Top 25 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington Law & Politics
  • Civil Libertarian Award, ACLU of Washington, 2009
  • Frequent speaker on Terrorism and National Security Law, the Patriot Act, NSA Surveillance, Guantanamo Bay, Ethics and Professionalism