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Paul Y. Lee

Paul Y. Lee

Practice areas:

Litigation, Defective and Dangerous Products, Business

About Me

I have a diverse background litigating a wide variety of business disputes as well as complex tort matters. I have successfully prosecuted and defended cases across a broad range of legal issues, including breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, and commercial claims, as well as business torts. I have also successfully handled numerous products liability and toxic tort cases that involve a variety of products, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and heavy machinery and equipment.  


My representative victories include a favorable judgment involving the interpretation of the Uniform Commercial Code which established new precedent and resulted in a published federal court opinion addressing the negotiation of a forged instrument; defense of a seven figure breach of contract action which resulted in the plaintiff paying to settle the action; dismissal of an environmental remediation case where the client was charged with negligent cleanup of hydrocarbon contamination and the California Court of Appeal’s affirmation of the judgment of dismissal; dismissals of multiple products liability actions following successful motions to quash service of the summonses and complaints; voluntary dismissals of multiple products liability cases, including ones brought against a pharmaceutical manufacturer and industrial equipment manufacturer, after summary judgment motions were filed; dismissal of a products liability case brought against a manufacturing client following multiple successful challenges of the plaintiff’s pleading and the California Court of Appeal’s affirmation of the dismissal; and a de minimus, nuisance settlement on behalf of a food flavoring manufacturer client charged with causing serious obstructive lung disease requiring lung transplantations even though other named defendants paid seven figures pursuant to settlement or judgment.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Litigation: 40%
    30 years, 600 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    30 years, 300 cases
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 30%
    30 years, 300 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-500/hour), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

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Contact Info

Enterprise Counsel Group, ALC

3 Park Plaza
Suite 1400
Irvine, CA, 92614

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198502/13/2012
ILRetired198005/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2013
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2012
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior CounselEnterprise Counsel Group, Alc2014 - Present
AttorneyCadden & Fuller, LLP2013 - 2014
Founding PartnerKaplan Lee LLP2001 - 2013
PartnerLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP1993 - 2001
AssociateLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP1987 - 1992
AssociateMorgan, Wenzel & McNicholas, PC1985 - 1987

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted2011 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - 2014
Orange County Bar Association, Employment Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Korean-American Bar Association of Orange CountyBoard Member2010 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation SectionMember2010 - Present
ProVisorsMember2010 - 2013
Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration ProgramArbitrator2010 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Tort and Trial SectionMember2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1987 - 2008
California State BarAdmitted1985 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jones v. Rack SourceDismissal of Paul's client
Francis v. Fougera, a Division of Altana, Inc.Judgment in favor of Paul's client
Wedertz v.Precision Pump & Machine-KSB, Inc.Dismissal of Paul's client

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
OCKABA NewsletterMcDonald's Hot Coffee Case - A Posterchild for Frivolous Lawsuits or a Compelling Example of Corporate Misdeed?2012
OCKABA NewsletterProposition 65 – A Lurking Pifall For the Unwary Business Owner2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Washington University in St. LouisPolitical ScienceA.B. cum laude1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Protect and Grow SeminarWhat California Business Owners Need to Know About Prop 652012
OCKABA Community Law SchoolCivil Litigation - Commencement of Lawsuit Through Trial2010