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Amanda Lee proudly serves the values embodied in the Constitution and laws of the United States by representing people accused of acts of terrorism.

Ms. Lee represents individuals accused of domestic and international terrorism, including eco-terrorism. She has devoted thousands of hours to researching, writing, and speaking on the Patriot Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and government initiatives in the War on Terror. Ms. Lee has represented clients on a wide array of terror-related accusations, ranging from the most serious terrorist attacks that have occurred on U.S. soil, to misdemeanors purportedly sponsored by environmental and animal-rights activists.

Examples of Ms. Lee's work on terrorism-related matters include:

  • Currently, Ms. Lee represents one of the prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba. Her client is accused of helping to plan and carry out the attacks of September 11, 2001. Ms. Lee's work on this case as a member of the ACLU's John Adams project earned her the ACLU of Washington's Civil Libertarian Award in 2009. 
  • Ms. Lee represented one of the "Operation Backfire" defendants, Daniel McGowan. Mr. McGowan and others were accused of domestic terrorism in connection with arsons and other direct actions in several Western States. At the time he was indicted, Mr. McGowan faced a mandatory sentence of life without the possibility of parole. As a result of intensive investigation, hard-hitting pretrial legal motions, and focused negotiations, Daniel was offered, and accepted, a plea bargain that resulted in a sentence of eight years.
  • Ms. Lee represented a college student accused of sending thousands of threatening and harassing e-mail messages to executives of a bank that had invested in Life Sciences International, the parent company of Huntingdon Life Sciences. The case resolved with a sentence to perform community service, and the client served his sentence working to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Ms. Lee represented a commercial truck driver who was one of many rounded up in the days following the September 11 attacks. Like other truck drivers of Middle Eastern ancestry who were arrested, the client was accused -- falsely -- by the U.S. Attorney General, on national television, of possibly being involved in a plot to drive truckloads of dangerous chemicals into office buildings. The client's only actual offense was related to a commercial driver's license he had earlier possessed, and he served no jail time.