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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 ($280-375/hour), Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Steve S Baghoomian

    Joseph is one of the most well rounded, and well respected attorneys in all of Pasadena. He has extensive experience working with schools, districts, and parents. As the father of a child with special needs, Joseph takes special care of each client, and treats them as family. I have strongly recommended Joseph to members of my family, and my community at large. He truly is one of the most honest, hard working, and caring attorneys in the Greater Los Angeles area.


    Steve Baghoomian
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Levon B. Kevorkian

    I have known Joseph for quite a while and regard him as one of the best attorneys in the field of special education law.


    Levon Kevorkian Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Lee and Baghoomian

16 N Marengo Ave
Suite 602
Pasadena, CA, 91101-1934


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
American Law StudentsWho's Who In American Law1997
Centennial ScholarshipSeton Hall University School of Law1996
Youth Coordinator - Team New HampshirePhil Gramm for President1995
Ronald Reagan Leadership AwardMassachusetts Federation of College Republicans1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Lee and Baghoomian2011 - Present
Administrator of Schools (Superintendent)Southlands Christian Schools2006 - 2011
Planting PastorVineyard Christian Fellowship of Pasadena2006 - 2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
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

See all Legal Cases 

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