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Kasie has been recognized as an attorney of the highest legal ability and ethical standards, as rated by her peers and judges. She is a past deputy public defender of the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office, the most established and largest government defender agency in the United States. There, she handled a number of complex criminal cases involving serious and violent felonies, and completed dozens of jury trials and thousands of evidentiary hearings. 

Kasie currently runs a boutique law practice in San Francisco, California, focusing exclusively in the areas of criminal defense and juvenile delinquency. Chosen by a panel of San Francisco Superior Court judges, Kasie also serves on the Bar of San Francisco's Indigent Defense Panel and Juvenile Delinquency Appointments Panel, representing defendants in select criminal cases and minors in select delinquency cases who are not able to afford their own counsel. 

Kasie trains other attorneys and criminal defense investigators throughout the state of California on the use of social networking sites and the internet in criminal defense investigation. She also speaks on the topic of juvenile delinquency on AM 1400, Sing Tao Chinese Radio, the largest Chinese radio broadcasting agency in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kasie is the immediate past president of the Asian Pacific Public Defenders Association of the Greater Los Angeles.


Languages spoken: Cantonese, English, Mandarin

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    11 years
  2. Juvenile: 25%
    6 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Pamela DiBello

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on many cases with Kasie. She is knowledgable and a highly skilled advocate. She truly cares about each of her clients.


    Pamela DiBello Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ross Brenton Russell

    Kasie has worked for years to devote herself to serving clients in the area of criminal defense. Her public service, and fearless advocacy have earned her the respect of the entire legal community. She is truly an exceptional attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Ross Russell Arbitration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Kasie W. lee

One Sansome St. 35th Fl.
San Francisco, CA, 94104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2016
Poet LaureateLos Angeles County Public Defenders Office2012
Pro Bono AwardLos Angeles County2003
Summer FellowshipPublic Interest Law Foundation2002
Hon. Kenneth B. Chang ScholarshipKorean American Bar Association of Southern California2002
Lee Gum Low ScholarshipSouthern California Chinese Lawyers Association2002
ScholarshipOrange County Asian American Bar Foundation2002
Summer FellowshipPublic Interest Law Foundation2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Kasie W. Lee2012 - Present
Professor of LawJohn F. Kennedy School Of Law2015 - 2015
Trial AttorneyLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2012
Judicial ExternHon. Robert M. Takasugi, Central District of Califrornia2002 - 2002
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles2001 - 2005
Certified Law Student InternUSC Post-Conviction Justice Project2001 - 2002
ResearcherNational Institute of Justice1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors - San Francisco County Representative2016 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2012 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2012 - Present
Pacific Juvenile Defender CenterBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Asian Law CaucusCo-Chair, Dinner Committee2013 - 2014
Asian Pacific Public Defenders AssociationPast President; Member, Advisory Board2010 - 2012
Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2001 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. R.S.Not Guilty on all counts.
People v. J.B.1st degree murder charge reduced to a plea to Assault By Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, 2 Years State Prison to be served at 50%
People v. R. M.Not Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ACertificate - Juvenile Immersion Training Program2014
University of Southern California Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctorate2003
University of California - DavisPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Juvenile Delinquency ConferneceLitigating Social Media Issues and Ethical Concerns2016
Indigent Defense Panel TrainingSocial Media & Criminal Defense Practice2015
Annual Capital Case ConferenceThe Social Media Revolution and Its Impact On Your Criminal Case2015
Annual Roundtable ConferenceRaising the Issue of Race in the Courtroom2014
Juvenile Defender Roundtable ConferenceSocial Media In Delinquency Cases2013
Capital Case Defense ConferenceUsing the Internet to Investigate Your Case2013
Capital Case Defense ConferenceSocial Networking2013
Brown Bag MCLE Lunch SeriesInternet Investigations2012
Annual Capital Case SeminarInvestigating on the Internet and Other Technology Issues2012