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Michael S. Lee

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lawrence, KS

4.8   29 reviews

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Licensed for 12 years
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/01/2023

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Lee & McInerney, LLC
719 Massachusetts St., Ste. 114
Lawrence, KS, 66044

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good attorney for a high conflict custody and parenting plan resolution
Michael Lee got straight to the points of law past the emotional conflict and intentional diversions and distractions by the opposing party, and end result at trial was exactly what I had stated my goals were. My children will now have the best possible situation for each of them and that is what I wanted. This attorney is professional, direct, efficient, and comfortable in a trial situation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive
I arrived to Kansas from out of town and needed a lawyer immediately. After explaining a very complicated situation to Attorney Lee, he began working for me immediately. He was timely, responsive and competent with both state and federal child custody laws. I would recommend Attorney Lee to family or friends and will hire him again if the situation warrants.
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Posted by Tracy | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
Michael handled my divorce. He was very professional. He explained everything throughly answering all my questions. He was very easy to get ahold of. I highly recommend!
Posted by Diana | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Skilled, and Thorough
I hired Michael to assist me with a Protection from Abuse case and Divorce. SO glad I did! My consultation was free. Michael was laid back, kind, and made sure he completely understood my case. Michael explained in great detail what to expect and how proceedings would likely go. Michael and his Staff are always available via e-mail and respond promptly. I have also left voicemails and they were returned immediately either that business day or the following. Michael always made sure I completely understood what was happening in my case and although he never tried to persuade me to make a decision he always helped me weigh out the pros and cons for each decision so I wasn't acting out of emotions but rather doing what was best for myself and my children. Michael was always on time for Court and gave me many opportunities to ask questions before and after hearings. I love that Michael is so laid back, funny, kind, and explains things in such a way I never have doubts. I would highly recommend Michael for your divorce, custody, or PFA needs!
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dedicated and Professional
Met with Michael on pending parenting plan issues. He had us in for consultation very quick. He listened to our complicated case and was able to give us direction and refer us to a qualified lawyer in our juristiction. Smart guy who will ease the stress associated court.
Posted by Rachel | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Michael was a consummate professional, well-versed in the law and how it applied it my case, and able to explain it to me patiently and thoroughly. He articulated arguments in front of the judge with very effective precision, which ended in a victory for my side. Divorce is emotional and can be overwhelming, but he was able to cut through extraneous details straight to the matter at hand. I'm thankful for his services and will come back to him if any further need arises.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
Michael Lee handled my divorce. He was always calm, professional making this stressful situation run smoothly. Always available for any questions or concerns I had that came up throughout the process.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and helpful
When searching for an attorney, Mr. Lee was one of the few to call back promptly and not seem like he wanted to make my case unnecessarily more complicated. My case was mostly uncontested to establish parenting time and child support. Mr. Lee prepared paperwork and scheduled proceedings promptly. There was minor interaction/negotiation with the opposing party, who did not hire an attorney, which was handled respectfully while still keeping my best interests in mind. I also appreciated the free consultation and felt the fees were very fair for the service provided.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Lawyer
I am very satisfied with the way Mike Lee handled my divorce case. He's sharp, reliable, and easy to talk to. On top of that, his billing practices are straightforward and very fair. I have complete confidence in him. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied with Michael Lee's services
From the opening consultation through the final court date for my divorce, Michael Lee handled my case with a great level of professionalism. He put me at ease in how he answered my questions and emails. He was straightforward on what to expect and what the costs would likely be. He actually kept the bill slightly under his estimate. I enjoyed talking to both he and Lara McInerney. They are both quality people. I highly recommend them both if you looking for a lawyer to handle your divorce or other issues. I had consulted another top lawyer before going to Michael Lee and for me the decision was easy to hire Michael Lee. I was in a bind and needed a consultation that day. He met with me within 20 minutes of my call and offered a free consultation.
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Posted by B | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied
Mike was very responsive to me. Laid out the situation well in the pre-divorce issues and the divorce settlement issues. He and his partner don't use para's or office aides so I was always able to talk directly to him. He was always responsive. His fees were more than fair and I never felt over billed.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Working with Michael was a great experience. He was professional, knowledgable and provided me excellent advice and guidance in a very difficult situation. I received the resolution that I was looking for by working with Michael.
Posted by Devon | April 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Lawyer you want.
Michael is an exceptional lawyer. I felt my case and interests were important to him. A confident professional, he was honest and up front with what to expect when dealing with Child Custody Agreements. The process couldn't have gone smoother. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who wants a dedicated and compassionate lawyer.
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Posted by Roy | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy
I was kept up to date on what was going on and what i needed to do. He was up front with the cost and his claim on how much it normally cost was right on. I got all i wanted out of the case. If i ever had a question and would e-mail or call he always was quick to answer. Overall if need be i will go back to him.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommended
I would highly recommend Michael Lee. He was very helpful and professional and did a great job explaining things to me during my divorce. I felt he also had very reasonable rates. Overall, I was impressed with him and would hire him again if I needed an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce papers
Michael handled my divorce quickly and streamlined the process for me in a way I could understand. He was very attentive to all my questions during the process.
Posted by Doug | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets it done
Super professional and real world down to earth lawyer. Picked up my case and got it resolved quickly and effectively.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Michael did a great job in tailoring his services to what I needed: Thorough Helpful Always available (or his partner) Quick turnaround on documents Very personable!! I will return for any future legal needs
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning documents
My husband and I really enjoyed working with Michael on our estate planning and DPOA documents. He was always the utmost professional, yet described things in a detailed and caring manner. He helped us navigate this process for our first time. His office is in downtown Lawrence, so stopping by was always easy. I would highly recommend him as we plan to use him for all of our future attorney needs.
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Posted by Sheryl | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
I found Michael Lee to be a great help with setting up the legal documents for my will, trust and health care directive. He answered all of my questions until everything was clear to me and was fine with my preference to communicate via email. We met only three times in person and all of my papers were completed in a timely fashion. I have no complaints and would hire him again if I needed legal assistance that he could help me with in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-30%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lee & McInerney, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lathrop & Gage
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Summer Clerk
  • United States Attorney's Office - Topeka, Kansas
  • 2008 - 2008

Education

  • Missouri State University
  • Family and Civil Mediation Training
  • 2013
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Master of Divinity
  • 2007
  • University of Kansas
  • B.A.
  • 2003
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Associations

  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kansas Law Review
  • Copy Editor
  • 2009 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Approved Kansas Mediator
  • Kansas Office of Judicial Administration
  • 2014
  • Top Overall Oralist
  • Stetson Moot Court
  • 2009
  • Third Place Oralist - Southwest Regional
  • Jessup Moot Court
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • LLC's From Start to Finish
  • Mistakes in LLC Formation and Operation
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike proved to be both easy to work withand a vigorous advocate for his client."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred many of my family law clients to Mike for assistance with estate planning, with all positive feedback. Not only does Mike know this area of law in and out, but he has a great demeanor and relationship with his clients. He is definitely someone you can trust to handle your estate issues with precision and compassion."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Lawrence Divorce and separation Lawyer Michael S. Lee
Michael S. Lee
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lawrence, KS
Licensed for 12 years