Law Offices of Mike Lee

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About Me

Mike is a life-long Native Nevadan with contacts to both Northern and Southern Nevada. He has substantial experience in the areas of Commercial Law, Premise Liability, Insurance Defense, and Appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and United States Supreme Court. Previously, Mike won judgments of $780,000.00 and $420,000.00 for his clients. Additionally, he has successfully defended/prosecuted several multi-million dollar cases involving commercial real estate/construction defect, wrongful death dispute, and Premise Liability claims. Mike's trial experience includes both jury and bench trials in civil and criminal matters, and immigration removal hearings.
Mike has received various awards and recognitions for his legal ability. He has an AV Peer Rating from Martindale Hubbell. Super Lawyers magazine selected Mike as a “Rising Star” (2009, 2012, 2013) in the Nevada Legal field. Additionally, Nevada Business Magazine selected him as a Legal Elite: Top 100 Lawyers in Southern Nevada (2012, 2013), and Avvo rated Mike as “superb.”

Education:
Mike earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law, graduating in the top 25% of his class. He won the CALI Award for Excellence for Torts II and made the Dean's List for academic achievement. He worked as a student attorney for the Clark County Public Defender's Office, an extern for United States District Court (then Chief) Judge Philip M. Pro, and as a research assistant for two law professors. Additionally, he also received training from the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center to become a mediator for small claims court disputes. Mike earned his B.A. in psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. There, he was an Associate Student Justice for the Judicial Counsel, and a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.

Bar Admissions:
Nevada; California (inactive); the United States District Court, District of Nevada; and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Professional Activities:
Mike sits on the Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee for the State Bar of Nevada. Additionally, he also serves as the Southern District Representative on the Executive Counsel for the Young Lawyer's Section of the State Bar of Nevada. Mike has also been very active with the alumni association for his law school, previously serving as the President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer of that organization.

Reported Cases:
Cashman Photo v. Finkel, 270 P.3d 1259 (Nev. 2012); Smith v. Mahoney's Silver Nugget, 265 P.3d 688 (Nev. 2011); Fayer v. Vaughn, 649 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 2011).

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