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Joseph Hyunsung Lee

Joseph Hyunsung Lee

Practice areas:

Trusts, Education, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Probate

About Me

I have walked many paths in life.  I started life out as an attorney, have been a minister, a school teacher, but the most important job I've ever had is a father.  When my son, Danny was born, it changed my life.  When he was diagnosed with autism, it shook my world.  When the school system and the state tried to cut off his services because of this current budget crisis in California, it pointed me to my true calling.

I often wondered why I've been privileged to be able to have three very satisfying careers as a pastor, a school administrator and attorney.  Now, I put these three callings together to serve families who, like mine, have children who need help.  I use my experience as a former school administrator to navigate the school systems.  I use my expertise as an attorney to advocate for the children in need.  I use my training as a minister to empathize with hurting families.  In all, I am here to serve all those families who need a caring attorney.

If your family needs a competent attorney who can guide you through the legal and emotional maze of IEP's, IPP's, fair hearings, due process proceedings and other processes, I am here to serve you and your family.


Languages Spoken: English, Korean

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Trusts: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
  4. Education: 20%
  5. Probate: 10%



Hourly ($375-400/hour), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Noah Green

    Joe is a smart attorney and a genuinely good person. He knows estate planning inside and out and highly recommend him.


    Noah Green Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kelvin Kwok Lee

    I wholeheartedly endorse Joseph. We have had the pleasure of referring several clients to each other and Joseph provides sound legal guidance which takes into consideration all factors concerned. He readily recognizes the stakes involved in Trust Litigation and gives clear headed and wise advice to clients in that area.


    Kelvin Lee Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lee & Green, PC

301 E Colorado Blvd
Suite 705
Pasadena, CA, 91101-1911



NYCurrently registered 200003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pasadena Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLee & Green, PC2015 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices of Lee and Baghoomian2011 - 2015
Administrator of Schools (Superintendent)Southlands Christian Schools2006 - 2011
Planting PastorVineyard Christian Fellowship of Pasadena2006 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Home of AngelsBoard Member2014 - Present
Vineyard Community Church of Pomona ClaremontBoard of Elders2014 - Present
Pasadena Tournament of RosesProvisional Member2014 - Present
Christian Legal Aid of Los AngelesVolunteer Attorney2014 - Present
Center4SpecialNeedsBoard Member2012 - Present
Pasadena Child Development Associates (PCDA)Board Member2012 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember2012 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Korean American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Regional Center AdvocacyFamily satisfied with result
School District AdvocacyWe intervened and secured all the parents' desired services
Estate PlanWorked to a satisfactory conclusion for this case

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Publication NameTitleDate
Flock of LegalsSpecial Education Due Process Hearing2014
Flock of LegalsHow to Prepare for an IEP Hearing2014
Flock of LegalsWhat is an IEP Plan? An Introduction2014
AVVO Legal GuidesDo I Need a Special Needs Trust?2014
Fuller Theological Seminary School of TheologyFostering Indigenous Leadership Through Redefining Christian Relationships at Southlands Christian Schools2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fuller Theological SeminaryMissionality in Private Secondary SchoolDMin2011
Princeton Theological SeminaryMinistryMDiv2002
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Boston CollegeHistory/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
TEN DowntownStarting out Solo2014
Special Needs SummitSpecial Needs Trusts2014
Special Needs Summit10 Commandments to a Successful IEP2014
San Gabriel Valley Bar AssociationSpecial Needs Trusts2014
San Gabriel Valley Bar AssociationSpecial Needs Trusts2014
ProvisorsSpecial Needs Trusts2013
Through the Roof ConferenceLaw, Gospel and Autism2012
In His Image10 Commandments of IEPs2012
Greenhouse Therapy CenterCalifornia's Autism Insurance Reform Act2012