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About me

I help businesses and professionals effectively avoid and resolve legal disputes.

Whether helping clients in litigation or working through a complex transaction, I provide practical advice in an effective and timely manner. My ultimate goal is to ensure that my clients are in a better position (economically and otherwise) at the end of the day, as compared to when they first met me.

My practice emphasizes complex litigation that involves construction law, business law, real estate law, commercial litigation, insurance law, and surety law. Among others, I represents business owners, property owners, developers, contractors, design professionals, appraisers, material suppliers, insurers and sureties.

In addition to handling numerous types of construction and commercial litigation (including lien claims, bond claims, contract disputes, design and defect claims, business tort claims and shareholder disputes), I also represent individuals and entities in various business and real estate matters. In addition to helping clients avoid and resolve disputes, I assist clients to negotiate and close commercial and real property transactions, help corporate clients to efficiently maintain and operate their businesses, and advise clients regarding various insurance matters.

Specialties: Complex litigation, focusing on business, real estate, construction and professional malpractice disputes; contract and tort law; legal solutions for businesses; corporate and real estate transactions.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    13 years
  2. Construction: 32%
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    13 years
  4. Business: 8%
    13 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Jan D Sokol

    I endorse this lawyer. Lee is an excellent litigator with great skill and passion.


    Jan Sokol Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Stewart Sokol & Gray LLC

2300 SW 1st Ave, Ste 200
Portland, OR, 97201


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Construction Law and Litigation - Construction and Real EstateThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers - Litigation (Construction and Real Estate)The Best Lawyers in America2013
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member, AttorneyStewart Sokol & Gray, LLC2002 - Present
Extern for Honorable Dennis J. HubelUnited Stated District Court, District of Oregon2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2012 - Present
American Council of Engineering Companies of OregonMember of Risk Management Committee and Legislative Committee2011 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2002 - Present
United States District Court for the District of OregonMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Reedsport School Dist. No. 105 v. Gulf Insurance CompanyFavorable ruling by Oregon Court of Appeals on both arguments
Commercial Landlord v. Commercial TenantVictory for commercial landlord in important Oregon case that upholds enforceability of estoppel certificates in commercial real estate transactions.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Construction Law (Oregon State Bar Publication)Damages (co-author)2004
Western States Surety Conference Quick Reference GuideOregon and Idaho ChaptersN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Fordham University School of LawBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Surety and Fidelity Law Committee 2014 Mid-Winter ProgramWHICH CIP WORKS FOR YOU? AN IN-DEPTH ...2014
Legal Issues for Oregon Professional EngineersLaw of Engineering Malpractice and Related Legal Issues for Professional Engineers2012
Proving Cost Impacts on Construction Projects – Both Obvious & ObscureImpacts from Disruption - What Do Courts AllowN/A
Practical Guidelines for Dispute Free Construction ProjectsNegotiating a Court Free SettlementN/A