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Joseph Hyunsung Lee

Trusts Attorney at Pasadena, CA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Joe Lee

  • State Years
    California - CA 12 years
    New York - NY 24 years
    New Jersey - NJ 24 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

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I have walked many paths in life.  I started life out as an attorney, have been a minister, a school teacher, but the most important job I've ever had is a father.  When my son, Danny was born, it changed my life.  When he was diagnosed with autism, it shook my world.  When the school system and the state tried to cut off his services because of this current budget crisis in California, it pointed me to my true calling.

I often wondered why I've been privileged to be able to have three very satisfying careers as a pastor, a school administrator and attorney.  Now, I put these three callings together to serve families who, like mine, have children who need help.  I use my experience as a former school administrator to navigate the school systems.  I use my expertise as an attorney to advocate for the children in need.  I use my training as a minister to empathize with hurting families.  In all, I am here to serve all those families who need a caring attorney.

If your family needs a competent attorney who can guide you through the legal and emotional maze of IEP's, IPP's, fair hearings, due process proceedings and other processes, I am here to serve you and your family.

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The reason I am in this profession, my son and client, Danny.

Location

Law Office of Joseph H Lee, P.C.
301 E. Colorado Boulevard
Suite 325
Pasadena, CA, 91101-1911

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living Trust Lawyer
We have been very please with Mr. Lee's services. After our consultation, it was obvious that we needed help to navigate all the steps that needed to be completed when our loved one passed. Mr. Lee has been invaluable. Providing advise, expertise, and professionalism. With the family dynamics, there have been some challenges and he has provided the necessary guidance to the Trustee as we progress though the steps required. When we needed experts in other areas, Mr. Lee provided recommendations that were solid. We would recommend Mr. Lee to anyone who requires legal advise / representation in his area of expertise.
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Posted by Jeannette | August 12, 2015
Mr.Lee cares about "special needs" children
Seeing for myself how much he cares about "special needs" children it made the whole process so much smoother. Mr. Lee knows what he is doing. His ability talk to us on our level was exactly what we needed. I appreciated the fact that whenever I had a question, he always got back to me within the hour. I thought I could handle the district with all the classes I took, talked with friends in a similar situation. I was wrong! I would highly recommend Mr. Lee to anyone who needs a highly qualified special education lawyer. Especially anyone who doesn't want to have a "break down" by trying to fight the district themselves.
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Posted by Dwayne | January 29, 2015
Very knowledgeable and easy to work with
Recently we had to create a living trust and Joseph made the process both easy and understandable. The process was very low stress and we came away feeling like we knew exactly what we had created and also feeling like we knew much more about California Law.
Posted by Jeffrey | January 22, 2015
Excellent work setting up my trust
Dr. Lee has done excellent work in setting up a trust for our family. He is very patient and explains each document in a clear, concise manner before signing. Furthermore, when I was having issues setting things up from my end, I emailed Dr. Lee for questions, and he immediately responded (same day) with what I should do next in order to get the task done.
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Posted by Theresa | January 22, 2015
Updated Family Trust / Special Needs
Dr. Lee helped us update an old trust. His expertise in the area of Special Needs law was invaluable since we have a son with autism. Joe walked us through the whole process and clearly answered our many questions about all aspects of our estate plan including wills, advanced directives, health care power of attorney, and even child IEP issues. Compassionate and trustworthy! We highly recommend him for families with special needs children!
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Posted by Lael | November 20, 2014
A good job done
I went to Mr. Lee to get my badly out-of-date family trust reviewed and updated. Mr. Lee was very helpful in explaining what needed to be done, which was extensive. I hired him to do the job. The result was an excellent and comprehensive trust that totally relieves my mind of the worries I had about the old one.
Posted by Kenny | November 10, 2014
"Joe" is great
Joe helped me with my friends Estate as I needed a second set of eyes due to the case being so close to my heart (I am an Estate Planner). He was kind and patient and very effective in dealing with annoying DMV transfer issues. He's great...Work with him!
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2014
kind and compassionate
?is your special needs child about to turn 18? Dr Lee guided us so effectively thru the legal maze of limited conservatorship. thank you Doc
Posted by Him | September 5, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Joseph Lee is a very professional attorney who treats his clients with respect and care. In our dealings with him, he has always taken the time to explain thoroughly to us and he has always taken care to make sure we got the services needed. He has been punctual with his matters and has always delivered an excellent product in a timely manner.
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Posted by Sunil | August 25, 2013
“The Best Attorney, The Best Service”
“God sends angels in different forms for our non- profit organization, and attorney Mr. Joseph Hyunsung Lee was one of them. He is an awesome person who is always willing to go the extra mile. He was always supportive, caring, and understanding. He is an amazing attorney- very professional and knowledgeable. Joseph always returned my calls or emails whenever I had a question or concern, even when I had to talk to him. It is so nice to be able to express your concerns to an attorney and have things explained to you without being rushed or bombarded with terms you don’t understand. I received the best professional service that a client can imagine. I strongly recommend Mr. Joseph Hyunsung Lee”
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Posted by Suzanne | August 17, 2013
Peer Review
I am a business and estate planning attorney in the SGV area. I often seek out Joseph's advice on cases that I'm working on because Joseph is knowledgeable, responsive and trustworthy. I wouldn't hesitate to refer clients to Joseph because I know they will be in good hands.
Posted by Suzette Major | August 17, 2013
Exemplary lawyer
Joseph was very knowledgable about estate planning, especially about the special needs supplemental trust. We have a child with special needs and we want to ensure that our sons will be taken care of with a Trust in place. He knows it by heart because he has a child with special needs as well. He has the know-how, experience and empathy. Thank you Joe!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Lee, Green, Stewart & Paul Attorneys at Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Principal
  • Lee & Green, PC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Lee and Baghoomian
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Administrator of Schools (Superintendent)
  • Southlands Christian Schools
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Planting Pastor
  • Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Pasadena
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • DMin
  • 2011
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • MDiv
  • 2002
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trust Administration
  • Successful Administration
  • Limited Conservatorship
  • Successfully completed
  • Trust Administration
  • Matter successfully concluded
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Associations

  • Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pasadena Tournament of Roses
  • Provisional Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Vineyard Community Church of Pomona Claremont
  • Board of Elders
  • 2014 - Present
  • Home of Angels
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Korean American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pasadena Child Development Associates (PCDA)
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Center4SpecialNeeds
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Pasadena Magazine
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2016
  • Pasadena Top Attorney
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2015

Publications

  • Fuller Theological Seminary School of Theology
  • Fostering Indigenous Leadership Through Redefining Christian Relationships at Southlands Christian Schools
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Professional Child Development Associaties
  • Limited Conservatorships
  • 2017
  • Pasadena Estate and Succession Planning Affinity Group
  • Issue Spotting in Special Needs Clients
  • 2017
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2017
  • Family Law Section
  • Special Needs in Family Law
  • 2017
  • Special Needs Summit
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2014
  • Special Needs Summit
  • 10 Commandments to a Successful IEP
  • 2014
  • San Gabriel Valley Bar Association
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2014
  • Provisors
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2013
  • Through the Roof Conference
  • Law, Gospel and Autism
  • 2012
  • In His Image
  • 10 Commandments of IEPs
  • 2012
  • Greenhouse Therapy Center
  • California's Autism Insurance Reform Act
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (20)
Endorse Joseph
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a smart attorney and a genuinely good person. He knows estate planning inside and out and highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Joseph. We have had the pleasure of referring several clients to each other and Joseph provides sound legal guidance which takes into consideration all factors concerned. He readily recognizes the stakes involved in Trust Litigation and gives clear headed and wise advice to clients in that area."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working on a matter together with Joseph Lee when he served as in-house legal counsel for a local school. He is a straightforward, personable, knowledgeable attorney with a strong dose of common sense and humor. His pastoral heart and passion for special needs children shows through and makes him an ideal advocate in his chosen areas of special needs and estate planning law."
Education Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Once you meet with Joseph, you quickly realize how passionate he is about advocacy for special needs children. It is an uncommon, but often overlooked, trait. I recommend him without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lee is an excellent attorney. He also has a strong compassion for helping others and being highly involved in the community. I highly recommend Mr. Lee for any estate planning issues."
Education Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe through a professional networking association and he always presents himself well. Recently, I needed assistance with a problem I was having at my son's school and not only was Joe well versed in the legal aspect of the problem, but he also considered the practical impact certain actions would have in the long run. His expertise combined with his common sense make him an excellent resource in this area of the law."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a thoroughly professional, highly able estate planning attorney. I've worked with him on a number of matters and have found him to be well-grounded in his field and a conscientious professional,"
Education Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a great attorney who genuinely cares about obtaining the best results for his clients. He can also handle matters that many attorneys cannot, including legal issues relating to special needs children; a true passion of his."
Child support Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a wonderful person and great lawyer who is doing the good work of representing people with special needs children before school boards. I strongly endorse Joseph."
Education Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working down the hall from Mr. Lee. As a newer attorney, when I had an issue that I was not familiar with, I knew I could go to Joe's office and get guidance from him because he is not only extremely knowledgeable, but very warm and welcoming. He is the same way with all his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dr. Lee is a compelling advocate and dynamic speaker and earns my unqualified endorsement. I have invited him to speak on his area of practice in a meeting I moderate for The Esquire Network (TEN) and know him well as a fellow member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. A "top shelf" lawyer."
Education Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Lee is a great attorney and an even better man. He provides a wealth of knowledge, experience and compassion for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joseph really cares about his clients, and is very knowledgeable in estate planning, estate administration and special needs trusts--he's an asset to the community."
Education Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joseph for quite a while and regard him as one of the best attorneys in the field of special education law."
Education Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joseph is one of the most well rounded, and well respected attorneys in all of Pasadena. He has extensive experience working with schools, districts, and parents. As the father of a child with special needs, Joseph takes special care of each client, and treats them as family. I have strongly recommended Joseph to members of my family, and my community at large. He truly is one of the most honest, hard working, and caring attorneys in the Greater Los Angeles area."
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