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Kasie Waiyee Lee

Kasie Waiyee Lee

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Juvenile

About Me

Kasie has been recognized as an attorney of the highest legal ability and ethical standards, as rated by her peers and judges. She is a past deputy public defender of the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office, the most established and largest government defender agency in the United States. There, she handled a number of complex criminal cases involving serious and violent felonies, and completed dozens of jury trials and thousands of evidentiary hearings. 

Kasie currently runs a boutique law practice in San Francisco, California, focusing exclusively in the areas of criminal defense and juvenile delinquency. Chosen by a panel of San Francisco Superior Court judges, Kasie also serves on the Bar of San Francisco's Indigent Defense Panel and Juvenile Delinquency Appointments Panel, representing defendants in select criminal cases and minors in select delinquency cases who are not able to afford their own counsel. 

Kasie trains other attorneys and criminal defense investigators throughout the state of California on the use of social networking sites and the internet in criminal defense investigation. She also speaks on the topic of juvenile delinquency on AM 1400, Sing Tao Chinese Radio, the largest Chinese radio broadcasting agency in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kasie is the immediate past president of the Asian Pacific Public Defenders Association of the Greater Los Angeles.

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Languages Spoken: Cantonese, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    10 years
  2. Juvenile: 25%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Asit S Panwala

    Kasie is always prepared and is excellent at communicating an effective message to the prosecutor and Court. She is experienced, knowledgeable and a tremendous litigator.

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    Asit Panwala Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Steven Parnell Weaver

    I endorse this lawyer. She is an awesome trial attorney and she cares deeply about her clients.

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    Steven Weaver Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Law Offices of Kasie W. lee

One Sansome St. 35th Fl.
San Francisco, CA, 94104

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200302/13/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Poet LaureateLos Angeles County Public Defenders Office2012
Pro Bono AwardLos Angeles County2003
Summer FellowshipPublic Interest Law Foundation2002
Hon. Kenneth B. Chang ScholarshipKorean American Bar Association of Southern California2002
Lee Gum Low ScholarshipSouthern California Chinese Lawyers Association2002
ScholarshipOrange County Asian American Bar Foundation2002
Summer FellowshipPublic Interest Law Foundation2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Kasie W. Lee2012 - Present
Trial AttorneyLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2012
Judicial ExternHon. Robert M. Takasugi, Central District of Califrornia2002 - 2002
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles2001 - 2005
Certified Law Student InternUSC Post-Conviction Justice Project2001 - 2002
ResearcherNational Institute of Justice1999 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Asian Law CaucusCo-Chair, Dinner Committee2013 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2012 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2012 - Present
Pacific Juvenile Defender CenterMember2012 - Present
Asian Pacific Public Defenders AssociationImmediate Past President2010 - 2012
Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2001 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. R.S.Not Guilty on all counts.
People v. J.B.1st degree murder charge reduced to a plea to Assault By Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, 2 Years State Prison to be served at 50%
People v. R. M.Not Guilty

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
USC Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctorate2003
Univ of California DavisPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Indigent Defense Panel TrainingSocial Media & Criminal Defense Practice2015
Annual Capital Case ConferenceThe Social Media Revolution and Its Impact On Your Criminal Case2015
Juvenile Defender Roundtable ConferenceSocial Media In Delinquency Cases2013
Capital Case Defense ConferenceUsing the Internet to Investigate Your Case2013
Capital Case Defense ConferenceSocial Networking2013
Brown Bag MCLE Lunch SeriesInternet Investigations2012
Annual Capital Case SeminarInvestigating on the Internet and Other Technology Issues2012