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I am a cantankerous, determined, persistent, knowledgable and skilled attorney in my areas of practice.  I do not have a reverse gear.  I only know to go forward, to work hard, to thoroughly investigate, to use my superior knowledge of the law and the regulatory environment to client's advantage.  I am aggressive, but businesslike.  I am very much at home in the courtroom.  I do not go to court looking schmooze and trade pictures of pets.  I go there to take care of legal business, and to prevail over the state and all its minions and resources.  I fully expect to do so.  Those expectations are founded in fact and experience.  I was the point of the spear in traffic for decades. 


I do not claim to be a generalist, or to be functional at all outside my realm: traffic, criminal law, and administrative law as it pertains to getting and keeping your license, and in clearing up your criminal record as much as the law allows.  Call me.


Practice areas


  1. Speeding Ticket: 60%
    27 years, 4.3 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    28 years, 200 cases
  3. Administrative Law: 15%
    13 years, 94 cases
  4. Transportation: 5%
    3 years, 6 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Joshua A. Verde

    I know David to be extremely intelligent, meticulous, and well versed in the law and practice before the courts. I have recommended him on many occasions and do so with confidence.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

The Law Office of David R. Lee

616 Memorial Heights Dr.
Suite 4201
Houston, TX, 77007-6054


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyThe Law Office of David R. Lee2003 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyDavid S. Sprecher & Associates1989 - 2003
AssociatePrivate Practice1986 - 1989
General CounselFirst Savings Association of East Texas1984 - 1986
Associate AttorneyButch Bradt & Assoc.1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Municipal Justice Bar Association of Texas-Traffic Lawyers of TexasLifetime Director1996 - Present
Harris County Municipal Justice Bar AssociationLifetime Director1995 - Present
Municipal Justice Bar Association of TexasPast President1996 - 1997
Harris County Municipal Justice Bar AssociationPast President1994 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
FMCSA-MCMIS Enforcement DefenseClaim reduced by 60%, future enforcement action unlikely
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of HoustonPolitial ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Houston Community CollegeAutomotive TechnologyNASE Certificate1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HCMJBA Monthly CLECSA - Serious Violations2016
HCMJBA Monthly CLEEthics2015
MJBAT Annual CLECSA what it means for the attorneys and drivers2013
MJBAT Annual CLE SeminarSpeaker on Ethics and Barratry2012
HCMJBA Spring CLE SeminarNew Developments and Continuing Vulnerabilities in Radar and Laser Speed Measurement Devices2012
MJBAT Continuing Legal Education Annual SeminarTrucking Law and Legislative Review2011
MJBAT Annual CLELegislative Update2011
HCMJBA Spring CLE SeminarTrucking Regulatory Developments2011