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Yangkyoung Lee

Immigration Attorney at Costa Mesa, CA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as 이양경 변호사

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Yangkyoung

Learn Yangkyoung’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    50%
    family immigration, employment immigration, temporary work visas

  2. Litigation
    50%
    business litigation, commercial litigation, general litigation

Yangkyoung Lee is a former investigative journalist who has a strong conviction in justice. She cares about people. She believes that people, especially those who find themselves lost in the confusing and intimidating maize of the legal system, deserve respect, and a competent lawyer. 

Lee Justice Center, where Ms. Lee is a sole Principal Attorney, is not your average law office. You will meet a lawyer who is compassionate and passionate about helping her clients in their legal issues, but she is, at the same time, aggressive and competent enough to bring the case to trial if necessary. Even though Ms. Lee works out of San Diego, she accepts clients from anywhere in Southern California. She will not make her clients come to her office. Ms. Lee will go anywhere in Southern California to meet clients wherever there is a case.

Ms. Lee handles workers compensation and employment and labor matters such as, discrimination related to age, sex, or race, sexual harassment, family or medical leave, and civil rights cases on contingency . Lee also accepts personal injury cases involving dangerous conditions on public properties, construction sites, supermarkets, and automobile accidents, and civil rights cases on contingency. Ms. Lee is also very well versed in commercial litigation. Ms. Lee is proud to provide competent legal services in various practices of law at a reasonable cost. Lee Justice Center is a small law firm, which means, you will deal with the same lawyer who does your intake interview and who will handle your case until your case is closed. Ms. Lee is licensed to practice law in all state jurisdictions of California, and is also admitted in U.S. District Court, Southern District Court of California.

Location

Lee Justice Center
3420 Bristol Stree
Suite 600
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

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Reviews

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Posted by christopher | February 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She will fight for you and will not give up.
Ive had the absolute best experience with Yangkyoung. She treats you like family and will fight for you. She is determined and focused and really does care for you as a client. She gives her all to represent you and she really gave attention to my case. She invests a lot of time and energy to my case and I feel confident in having her represent me. She is extremely attentive and answers all my questions that I have throughout the litigation process. I am extremely happy with her services and grateful I have her to fight such a good fight for me. No matter what she never gives up and does an amazing job in doing so. She is a very strong attorney and it shows with her work representing me. You can be assured that Yangkyoung will be on top of every single aspect of your case at all times as she was with mine.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustful and efficient
Yangkyoung does her job very fast and efficiently. She tries not bothering her client to make them prepare tons of paper work. My case was done faster than expected with several communications via email with her.
Posted by Zolzaya | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind but brutally honest.
Yangkyoung gave me light when things were very dark and hard. Initially I was hesitant to hire Yangkyoung and went and got few more consultations with other attorneys. I’m so glad I decided to go with her. She is very honest and kind. I completely trust her words as she says things the way it is and it will be. But absolutely can prepare you for anything. She provided instruction on what I need to do in order to schrage the best possible outcome with my case. I feel that her heart is warm but mind is sharp. She even took the time to answer questions that had nothing to do with the case I hired her for. I highly recommend her without hesitation.
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Posted by Uzi | November 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I had excellent experience with Yangkyoung Lee. She handled our case very professionally. She went above and beyond all necessary steps that we took. I will recommend to anyone about her service.
Posted by Aurora | November 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Ms Lee represented our company in a labor dispute. Professional and knowledgeable, she made us understand the process. She was supportive. She is well recommended as a lawyer
Posted by Fernando | June 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
HONEST ATTORNEY
This lawyer is very honest and tells you if you have a good case or not. I felt bad because she was honest with me in my case because I would have liked her to accept my case. Thanks!
Posted by Senthil | August 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I had multiple questions related to my H1B visa transfer and my dependents H4 visa status. She is knowledgeable and kind enough to address all my questions with clear answers. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a great immigration attorney to contact Yangkuyoung.
Posted by Alice | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent immigration lawyer
I hired her for my green card application. Because it complicated a little, other attorneys did not want to take it. She took it and got me the green card. She is efficient, and professional. I recommend her highly.
Posted by Steven | June 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, and she listens
I hired her for E-2 visa for my business, which was successful. We had an RFE, which freaked us out at first. But she explained how this happened. Unlike many lawyers we met before, she listens. She is very smart and professional. Will recommend her to any of my friends and my family. Will hire her again if I need a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Empathetic
Yangkyoung was very professional and offered great insights on issues I consulted on. She even provided advice that exceeded my expectation. Her empathy impressed me very much as well.
Posted by Alex | April 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reliable and gets the job done!
Was extremely professional in all matters she helped me with. She assisted us with contract reviews and various employment matters. On top of that she helped us with other corporate legal issues as they came up. She was always available for consultation through phone and email and was always reliable! Overall great experience working with her!
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Posted by Dean C | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract dispute litigation
From the beginning, Ms. Lee was very tentative to my cause, but, she was also cautious and stayed in the sideline during the fact finding period validating the basis and motive of my claims. However; once she fully understood the nature and validity of my claims, she showed the true nature of an attorney so passionate about the cause and in line with clients point of view while often providing reality check. If you have a legitimate claim that can be validated. Ms. Lee will be your biggest advocate as she will represent your interest like no other attorneys. Yes. I would strongly recommend Ms. Lee to anyone that has a legitimate claim on contract dispute litigation case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2015
Dedicated and professional
Ms. Lee is an ethical attorney who responds to my concerns and needs very promptly and effectively. My case consisted of complicated issues and a bitter custodial battle. Custody of my children was taken away from me for months but Ms. Lee won my custody back! During my court hearings, Ms. Lee was very compelling and tenacious in every stage. Ms. Lee is extremely detailed oriented and zeros in on the important goals with strategy and tact. I was so very fortunate to have found Ms. Lee, a good communicator who strives for the best results for her client, to represent my case. Overall, I am extremely pleased with her work and her care. I felt like I could trust her with my case, if I had questions or concerns she would respond back right away. Ms. Lee keeps me well informed about my case and what can happen in court. It was very comforting knowing, she is seeing me not as one more case in her carrier, but a person who is dealing with a complicated problem. I was searching for an attorney last minute for a court hearing and Ms. Lee was the only one who returned my call. When she said she would meet with me the next day on a Saturday to hear about my case, I knew I had found someone I could depend on and trust. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2015
A True Advocate
Yangkyoung Lee was my Night in Shining Armour at a time in my Life I needed someone to save me from Despair. I was scared, frightened, and confused. I had searched for someone to help me but was running into so many road blocks with the Justice system. I became very frustrated and almost gave up. It seemed that no one understood what I had been going through until I found Yangkyoung Lee. She is an Angel that was able to ask me the right questions targeting the issues that needed to be addressed. It seemed like she actually FELT what I was going through with her innate intuition. She is genuinely a compassionate Lawyer. What was Amazing is that she was somehow able to calm me down and encourage me that I was strong enough to fight and concur my battles. I was a Victim of domestic violence going though a Divorce and began to have multiple threats from my X Husband. I needed her help with my TRO. Like I said, she was able to Dig Gently enough to get my story out. The TRO Declaration she wrote for me was carefully articulated that other lawyers had read it and were very impressed with it. She is a literal genus. The reason I say that is because the declaration is factual yet had the ability to draw you into it and feel my pain. My TRO was granted with her persistence and determination to have my voice be heard loud and clear. She was right, I have grown stronger and am living a new happy life. I am forever grateful for Yangkyoung Lee. I highly recommend to higher this dedicated Woman of Law that will fight for you to the end. She will do research relentlessly to find what is needed to advocate for her client. She may look sweet but the Pit-bull emerges if necessary for her clients. I am blessed to have met her.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Lee Justice Center
  • 2015 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society Of San Diego, Inc.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Certified Legal Intern-Felony Division
  • San Diego Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Certified Intern
  • Appellate Clinic, University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Certified Legal Intern-Juvenile Division
  • San Diego Public Defender's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court, S.D. Cal.
  • 2012 - 2012
  • General Assignment Reporter
  • JoongAng Daily, Seoul South Korea
  • 2007 - 2008
  • General Assignment Reporter
  • Grand Forks Herald
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • MA
  • 2006
  • Konkuk University, Seoul South Korea
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • Konkuk University, Seoul South Korea
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Child Custody
  • successful
  • Felony Theft
  • Dismissed without prejudice
  • Civil Rights (Motion Practice)
  • Successful (survived motion to dismiss)
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Associations

  • Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Korean American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego
  • Advisory Board
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
  • General Board Member
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
  • 2015
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • James A D’Angelo Outstanding Child Advocate Award
  • Children's Advocacy Institute, USD
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Legal Service 100+ hours Recognition
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2014
  • Best Petitioner Brief 1st Place
  • Paul A. McLennon, Sr. Honors Moot Court Tournament
  • 2013
  • CALI Excellence for Future Awards (Death Penalty Seminar)
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • 1st Place for Government Reporting
  • North Dakota Newspaper Association
  • 2008
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Publications

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • The Hole
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lee is a fierce advocate for her clients. Her experience shows that she is tenacious and dedicated to her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Lee is a consummate professional. She goes above and beyond to ensure her clients interests are protected. I highly recommend her; she is a great attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lee is a hardworking, bright, and dedicated attorney. She will be a strong advocate for her clients and zealously represent them in and out of court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a hard working and very bright lawyer. I think that she will be a fantastic addition to the San Diego legal community and I look forward to working with her in the future."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Yangkyoung is a great lawyer. Her work with children's advocacy, domestic violence, and civil appeals was well-written, meticulous and legally sound. In short, she understands the procedural and substantive legal issues facing her clients. To me, what is more important is the fact that Yangkyoung is passionate. She is driven. She is inspired and inspiring. In my experience with Yangkyoung, she put her heart and soul into every piece of work product she made. If you want an attorney who shares your values and will truly fight for your rights, Yangkyoung is the one."
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