|VA||Authorized to practice law||2002||03/31/2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Estate Planning Council of Richmond VA||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||member||2005 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association, seniors handbook||Probate Section||2009|
|Washington and Lee School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Howard University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
Posted by William
Having worked with Attorney Lee and her staff of associates, off and on, over the last couple of years, I'd have to rate her as a highly skilled, personable and caring professional, who obviously understands the concept of "customer first," when handling the needs of her clients. These observations stem from my nearly 30-year career involvement with various attorneys and courts systems of the eastern seaboard area, before retirement as a Senior Investigator of a major public utility company. Plus, some seven years underwriting and claims experience, within the property and casualty insurance business arena, provided additional insights into what the desirable profile of an attorney, or anyone within a fiduciary capacity, should be. In my opinion, Attorney Lee is exceptional.
My involvement with the Lee Law firm first occurred within my seeking legal services and long-term care advice for an elderly relative. Attorney Lee was recommended by a corporate-attorney friend who had conducted extensive research within the framework of elder care services and attorneys. But, I was impressed enough with the professionalism and skillset of the Lee Law firm to later engage the estate planning services of this attorney, for my own family. Frankly, I was additionally motivated from many years of witnessing the undesirable aftermath and legal traumas associated with the death of other relatives and many friends, as well as individual casework previously assigned to me as an investigator or insurance professional. But, like many others, I simply procrastinated the idea of getting serious about my own needs.
However, I now feel that I've finally obtained a certain level of peace and calm, within, previously elusive, from completing the legacy and/or estate planning services, coupled with the public seminar on Wills & Trusts, offered by the Lee Law firm. Accordingly, I've already recommended this firm to friends and family and highly recommend Attorney Lee to anyone with similar needs for legacy, estate and/or long-term care planning.
Catherine Hammond, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Melanie Lee for several years as a fellow member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Melanie truly stands out as a lawyer committed to excellence in all she does. Melanie's engaging personality makes it a pleasure to work with her, and her ability to analyze a client's needs and make appropriate, tailored recommendations is outstanding.