|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Attorneys||Coast Magazine||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Attorneys||OC Metro Magazine||2013|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Attorneys||OC Metro Magazine||2012|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Senior Counsel||Enterprise Counsel Group, Alc||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Cadden & Fuller, LLP||2013 - 2014|
|Founding Partner||Kaplan Lee LLP||2001 - 2013|
|Partner||Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP||1993 - 2001|
|Associate||Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP||1987 - 1992|
|Associate||Morgan, Wenzel & McNicholas, PC||1985 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section||Member||2016 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admitted||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program||Arbitrator||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Korean American Bar Association||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Tort and Trial Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted||1985 - Present|
|California State Bar||Admitted||1985 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - 2014|
|ProVisors||Member||2010 - 2013|
|Orange County Bar Association, Employment Law Section||Member||2010 - 2014|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1987 - 2008|
|D.K. v. T.M.||Six figure jury verdict in favor of Paul's client|
|R.S. v. R.C.||Confidential six figure settlement|
|K.K v. J.R.||$87,500 settlement|
|See all legal cases|
|OCKABA Newsletter||McDonald's Hot Coffee Case - A Posterchild for Frivolous Lawsuits or a Compelling Example of Corporate Misdeed?||2012|
|OCKABA Newsletter||Proposition 65 – A Lurking Pifall For the Unwary Business Owner||2012|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Washington University in St. Louis||Political Science||A.B. cum laude||1976|
|Protect and Grow Seminar||What California Business Owners Need to Know About Prop 65||2012|
|OCKABA Community Law School||Civil Litigation - Commencement of Lawsuit Through Trial||2010|
Posted by Robert
Paul was recommended to us by a friend to handle our personal injury case. Little did I know that our case was being handled by someone who is competent, trustworthy and responsive to our calls and emails. Paul really cared about our case and kept us informed throughout the 1 year plus ordeal. Throughout the entire process the opposition continually told us we didn't have a case, but Paul never relented and told us what he thought our case was worth. In the end Paul was right and we received a very favorable settlement. I mentioned to Paul during our final meeting that I feel like we've become friends because that's the culture that Kaplan & Lee foster.
Do yourself a favor and hire the best lawyer in the Orange County area.
Thanks again Paul...
Posted by Joseph
I contacted Paul to ask questions how to handle an employer that has ignored the law and not paid their employees (me) properly. Paul took my case and handled the opposing attorney well. The outcome was fair and I was consulted throughout. I highly recommend Paul Lee.
Posted by Hugh
I've had a few experiences with lawyers in the past, and one main issue has always been communication. Paul kept in touch whenever there was news, and always responded quickly when we asked questions. His firm is small and personal. He actually answers the phone himself when he's available. This is not a firm run by interns or assistants.
We hired Paul for a personal injury/property damage case. He was very professional and easy to talk to. He handled our case in a timely manner, as it was close to the statute of limitations. (thanks to the last lawyer and poor communication)
Paul seemed genuinely concerned about our problems, and not just interested in making money. He worked hard to get the settlement that we deserved.
Paul seems to be a very well-rounded attorney, having worked both sides in the past. We chose him based on his years of experience and attitude when we first contacted him. Hopefully we never need him again, but he is the first person we will call if the time comes.
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