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James Jeffrey Lee

also known as Jeff Lee

About me

As a sole practitioner, J. Jeffrey Lee is free to provide a personal approach to his clients. He has deliberately avoided unnecessary expenses and overhead in an effort to provide quality legal services to regular people at reasonable prices. This means that our legal fees truly represent the work that we do on your behalf. J. Jeffrey Lee purposely works in a smaller, more efficient law firm because it provides the best results for the client.

Do you know who's working your case? Even more importantly, who will be handling your case if it goes to trial? When you hire J. Jeffrey Lee to be your attorney, that's exactly what you get.

He continues to perform appointed and pro bono work, representing clients in probate court, juvenile court, criminal, and civil courts.

Call now for a free consultation and see how J. Jeffrey Lee can take care of you and your legal needs today!


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    9 years
  2. Sex Crime: 35%
    9 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    9 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    6 years



Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

27 total 

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  • James Barney Witherington IV

    Jeff is a fine attorney and straightforward in his dealings. I endorse him.


    James Witherington Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lakisha Nicole Dean

    James is one of the smartest and compassionate lawyers I know. He works incredibly hard for his clients and is dedicated to meeting their needs. He is a brilliant advocate for his clients.


    Lakisha Dean Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Criminal Defense LawyersThe American Society of Legal Advocates2016
2015 Mid-South Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
One of Three Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Memphis, TNThreeBestRated.com2015
Lead Counsel Ratedwww.leadcounsel.org2015
Certified Criminal Trial SpecialistThe National Board of Trial Advocacy2014
"10 Best" Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Nomination for the Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student ProgramAmerican College of Bankruptcy2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Part-time Adjunct ProfessorConcorde Career College2014 - Present
Part-time Associate FacultyThe University of Phoenix2011 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of J. Jeffrey Lee2010 - Present
AssociateLeitner Williams Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC2009 - 2010
Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office2007 - 2009
MediatorMain Street Legal Services2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Toastmasters InternationalCompetent Toastmaster2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S.A. v. Sadiq AltarebDefendant received probation
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense CollegeCriminal Defense Trial AdvocacyCertificate2012
City University of New York School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawJournalism and Mass CommunicationMaster's2000
University of Tennessee College of LawPhilosophy / EnglishOther - Bachelors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National RSOL ReviewLitigation Tools to Combat the Use of Forensic Interviews in Sex Offense Cases (Featured Speaker to National Audience)2015
Frequent Guest SpeakerPersuasive Techniques in the Courtroom2006