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About me

There are certain things about me that make me different from other lawyers.  First of all, I have a fresher perspective a recent sabbatical during which I traveled, taught English in Eastern Europe, and flew cargo without the use of an autopilot, GPS, nor onboard weather.  That sabbatical was a healthy reset!


I enjoy the thrill of a challenge.  There's nothing more rewarding than taking on a case which others have rejected, and then winning.


I believe that our first wealth is our health, with family another very valuable form of personal wealth.  Any loss to our health or our family is a brutal assault on us as people.  


I believe in hard work and sacrifice. 


Languages spoken: Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    21 years, 30 cases
  2. General Practice: 25%
    21 years, 150 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    12 years, 20 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    21 years, 550 cases
  5. Car Accidents: 10%
    21 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

800 S. Gay Street
Suite 700
Knoxville, TN, 37929


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerThe Law Offices Of J.D. Lee, PLLC1993 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Iran 911 CasePlaintiffs' Verdict
Castano Tobacco Litigationsettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Thomson West publicationRailroad Cross Litigation2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Vanderbilt UniversityInterdisciplinary StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rotary ClubAn American Living in Moscow1998