As an attorney, Judge Lee was involved in a number of notable cases. He was one of the first to assert the “battered woman defense” in a murder case in 1978 and his client was acquitted of murder. He successfully defended a Vietnam veteran in a criminal case and arranged for the veteran to receive proper medical treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and drug treatment. As counsel for local civil rights organization he defended the principal of a local high school against disciplinary action after school officials learned he was in an interracial marriage. He defended a number of corporations against commercial and employment claims.
Judge Lee was an active member of the Virginia State Bar. He was an elected member of the Virginia State Bar Council, Chairman of the General Practice of Law Section, President of the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, and Chairman of the Judicial Selection Committee of the Alexandria Bar Association.
In 1990, Governor Douglas Wilder appointed Lee to serve on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the managers of Washington National and Dulles International Airports. During his tenure on the board both airports were in the midst of modernization and expansion.
When he was under consideration for the appointment, Judge Lee’s credentials were reviewed by twelve bar associations. Judge Lee received the highest rating possible for all twelve bar associations for the appointment.
During his tenure on the Fairfax Bench, Judge Lee was an active member of the Virginia Judges Judicial Conference. He served on two key committees of the conference, the Circuit Court Judicial Education Committee, and the Circuit Court Judges Bench Book Committee. He served as Chairman of the Judicial Educational Committee, and was responsible for ongoing training and continuing education programs for 150 state trial judges. Judge Lee served as a member of the Bench Book Committee, where he was responsible for editing and updating the Virginia Judges’ courtroom reference text, the Virginia Circuit Court Judges Benchbook.
Judge Lee has been a member of the legal community for twenty-five years. Subsequent to his appointment to the Fairfax Circuit Court in 1992, he became known throughout the legal community for his handling of complex civil cases, his efforts to improve the court’s use of technology, and his commitment to community service.
Judge Lee's motto is "To whom much is given, much is expected."
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