I am orignially from Fairbanks, AK, a blue collar town in the middle of nowhere. Growing up in an atmosphere like Fairbanks contributed alot to the person that I am today. It instilled in me a strong work ethic, even in highschool if you weren't working 60 hrs a week during the summer time then your friends would joke that you had an easy job, that carries over to my practice today. Growing up in Fairbanks also instilled a sense of self reliance and a drive to overcome obtacles that has stayed with me through out my life.
Many people ask "How'd you end up all the way down here in Oklahoma?" My family is orginally from Oklahoma going all the back to the land rush days. My parents, grandparents, and Aunt and Uncle all moved to Alaska in the late 70's to pursue new oppurntunities in the last frontier. After highschool I spen several years playing Junior hockey and finally had to realize that a sports career was never going to pay the bills. Upon that realization I knew I had to look to a career and didn't want to work in the bitter cold of the oild fields of Northern Alaska. My sister was attending OU at the time and filled out an application for me and it came back that I was accepted, so off I went.
I graduated from OU in 4 years and then attended the University of Tulsa College of Law where I graduated in 2006. I had orginally planned to move to Washington State to be closer to home and passed the bar examination there before deciding that I would return to OKlahoma. I was licensed to practice law in OKlahoma in 2007 and immediately began working as an Assisstant Attorney General for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. I worked for the Nation for approximately 1 1/2 years before leavine to open up my own firm in 2008.
I have tried over a dozen jury trials, in both state and federal court, from misdemeanor assault and battery cases to a death penalty case. I am constantly trying to improve my trial skills by attending various seminars (e.g. Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Death Penalty Course, Colorado Method of Voir Dire in Boulder colorado as well as the Pat Williams Criminal Defense Institute).
I am currently married and have 2 children.
My practice focuses entirely on criminal law and I am dedicated to protecting the rights of my clients above all else.
15 years, 750 cases
|OK||Authorized to Practice Law||2007||10/01/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Attorney||Stephen W. Lee, Attorney at Law||2008 - Present|
|Assistant Attorney General||Muscogee (Creek) Nation||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oklahoma Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Muscogee (Creek) Nation Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|University of Tulsa College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Oklahoma||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|State v. Gary Smith||Dismissed on Motion|
|State v. Charles Wiseley||Acquitted at Jury Trial|
|State V. Darren Price||Non-Death Verdict|
|State v. Destin Rodriguez||Acquitted of Murder|
|State v. Deborah Hall||Dismissed on Motion|