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Michael Wayne Lee

Criminal defense Attorney at Colonial Heights, VA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Mike Lee

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 25 years
    Virginia - VA 27 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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Michael W. Lee is a 1988 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He obtained his law degree in 1996 from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the College of William & Mary. Prior to attending law school, he served as a police officer in Colonial Heights and worked for the Virginia State Corporation Commission. He has been an attorney for almost 20 years and is admitted to practice law in both Virginia and Colorado. He previously served as the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Colonial Heights, is a past president of the Colonial Heights Bar Association, and holds membership in both the Hopewell and Petersburg Bar Associations. During his tenure as Commonwealth’s Attorney he also served as the Interim City Attorney for Colonial Heights and was elected by his peers to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Association. He serves as an adjunct instructor at the Crater Criminal Justice Academy where he teaches criminal and constitutional law. He is admitted to practice in all Virginia Courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Lee & Piracci
105 Valley Road
Colonial Heights, VA, 23834

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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2018
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Very Pleased
Mr Lee and his staff helped me through a challenging legal matter. I had multiple court dates in Virginia and I live in a state 400 miles away. Mr Lee saw to it that I only had to be there once. Additionally he achieved a positive result to my case , and He and his staff walked me through each step of the way. I truly appreciate the good service I received.
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Posted by Mandy | September 15, 2017
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Mr. Lee was a great attorney
Mr. Lee represented our son on a criminal case. He was facing 3 charges including one felony and 2 misdemeanors. After 3 long months of fighting and feeling like we were at our wits end the tables started to turn in our favor. During these 3 months Mr. Lee encouraged us to be patient and things would work out. . Lee was able to get one misdemeanor dropped and the felony dropped also. Our son was charged with one misdemeanor and is currently doing well. Mr. Lee was a great attorney and did everything that he said he was going to . His strategies worked out well for our son. He is doing better now and we owe Mr. Lee a big thank you. We would recommend using him as an attorney.
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Posted by Madison | May 16, 2016
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Mr. Lee saved my license.
Michael Lee represented me in a case where I was driving way too fast. I am a teenager and I've never had a ticket before and I was very worried about how things would turn out. He was very comforting while we were in the courtroom and helped keep me calm. Not only did I not go to jail, but I didn't get convicted, didn't have to pay the ticket, and my driving record was kept clean. He really knows what he is doing and is very friendly as well.
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Posted by Morgan | March 30, 2016
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Representation in Colonial Heights
I want to say that I was happy with our representation from Mr. Lee. He came recommended from a lawyer in Dinwiddie and very happy with our decision. His staff is very friendly and prompt. I never had an issue with having an email/phone call returned. He was very professional. He was able to do for us what we asked and had a the outcome we wanted. If something was to happen again in Colonial Heights, which I hope does not but you never know, but at least I know who I will call.
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Posted by Jacob | March 9, 2016
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Knowledgable and aggresive attorney.
Michael Lee will fight for your case and has the knowledge and experience to back it up. Got great results using Mr. Lee, thanks for the hard work!
Posted by Wade | February 26, 2016
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Review of Attorney Michael Lee
I hired Mr. Lee right after I was arrested on very serious criminal offenses. He was able to immediately make me feel better about my situation by explaining the process to me and telling me what his game plan was in fighting the charges. He was very knowledgeable, not only about the law but about the police officers and prosecutors that were involved in the case. Mr. Lee kept me informed through multiple court hearings and he was able to have the charges against me dismissed without having to go to trial. Unlike MOST Attorneys, Mr.Lee returned my calls in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him for ANY legal issue that may arise.  
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lee & Piracci, PLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • President
  • Michael Lee Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Colonial Height Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2005
  • President
  • Lee & Robbins, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Crater Criminal Justice Academy
  • 1992 - 2016
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  • The College of William and Mary-Mason School of Business
  • M.B.A.
  • 2009
  • The University of Richmond-T.C. Williams School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1996
  • The Virginia Military Institute
  • B.A.
  • 1988


  • Colonial Heights Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hopewell Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Petersburg Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Colonial Heights Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Wayne Lee
Michael Wayne Lee
Criminal defense Attorney
Colonial Heights, VA
Licensed for 27 years