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Overview

Lee brings research and analytical skills honed through careers in journalism and financial data services to his client work.

Lee took an atypical path to becoming a lawyer. Armed with a journalism degree, he reported news on a variety of topics for outlets in Texas and around the country. His next career stop took place at a well-known provider of financial reporting and data, where he rose through the ranks in roles ranging from writing and editing to media analysis and social media management. As he explored opportunities for the next step in his professional journey, Lee saw that a career in law would allow his writing and research skills and his desire to solve complex problems to intersect and flourish.

A classically trained composer and musician, Lee’s multifaceted background has taught him that flexibility is key to successful client relationships. Client needs change, and Lee knows his approach to a given matter might also need to change—sometimes quickly. That responsiveness governs his legal role serving as a link between clients and municipalities on zoning and other land use matters. His goal is to ensure that all parties are satisfied and that results best serve the municipality and its residents and businesses.

Clients value Lee and his role as a partner and collaborator. He brings an ease to the attorney-client alliance that not only ensures business goals are met but are done so with the intent of forging an evolving and enduring relationship.


Industry

Service

Recognition

  • Stars of Texas Bars Award for Best Substantive Series on Immigration, 2017
  • Austin Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2016

Education

  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law
    • Dean’s Scholarship
    • The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice, Staff Writer, 2012-2013
    • Linda & Dave Schlueter First Year Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist
  • B.J., University of Texas at Austin

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Austin Bar Association
Experience
  • Served as lead zoning attorney for the City of Austin.
  • Provided guidance and testified before the Texas Legislature on complicated legal issues related to annexation, municipal jurisdictional authority and ad valorem taxation on Lake Austin.
  • Evaluated and analyzed dozens of legislative bills affecting municipal land use authority, including board of adjustment powers and historic property restrictions.
Outside the Office

Lee is an avid runner, having completed more than 20 marathons and several trail races in Central and West Texas. He is also a classically trained musician and songwriter with a handful of albums to his name.

Community Leadership
  • Colin’s Hope, volunteer
    • 2016 Joyce Ammeson Flint Spirit of Volunteerism Award

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