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D Angus Lee

Domestic violence Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.9   69 reviews

also known as Angus Lee, Derek Angus Lee

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 2 years
    Washington - WA 18 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016

About D

Learn D’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Domestic violence
    50%
    Lead counsel in prosecution of numerous domestic violence cases from 2006 through 2014 and now defends those accused of DV related charges.

    18 years, 300 cases

  2. Violent crime
    20%
    --Lead counsel as a prosecutor in criminal cases ranging from triple murder to vehicular homicide to kidnapping and rape first degree. --Lead counsel in trials: including Murder 1st, Murder 2nd, Vehicular Homicide, Assault 1st, Burglary, Rape, DUI, and DV. --Appeared at the Washington Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. --Served as Prosecutor from 2006 through 2014 and now defends those facing criminal charges.

    15 years, 100 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Lead counsel in prosecution of numerous DUI and vehicular homicide and vehicular assault cases from 2006 through 2014 and now defends those accused of DUI related charges.

    18 years, 500 cases

  4. Sex crime
    10%
    Lead Counsel in numerous serious Sex Crime cases.

    15 years, 100 cases

  5. Criminal defense
    5%
    --Lead counsel as a prosecutor in criminal cases ranging from triple murder to vehicular homicide to kidnapping and rape first degree. --Lead counsel in trials: including Murder 1st, Murder 2nd, Vehicular Homicide, Assault 1st, Burglary, Rape, DUI, and DV. --Appeared at the Washington Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. --Served as Prosecutor from 2006 through 2014 and now defends those facing criminal charges.

    9 years

  6. Other
    5%

Angus Lee can defend your rights. Angus has extensive trial experience in criminal law and has previously served as an elected Prosecutor, a Deputy Prosecutor, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. BACKGROUND: -University of Washington, School of Law, J.D. -University of Washington, Political Science, B.A. -County Prosecuting Attorney (elected two times) -County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney -Special Assistant U.S. Attorney -Lead counsel in criminal cases ranging from Triple Murder to DUI. -Argued at the Washington Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. -WAPA Ethics Instructor: On The Prosecutor's Duty To Disclose Evidence -County Sheriff’s Office Regional Reserve Academy Instructor -Member of County Judicial Nomination Committee -Member of County Criminal Procedure Advisory Board -Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps

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Location

Angus Lee Law Firm, PLLC
9105A NE HWY 99
Vancouver, WA, 98665

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  69 customer reviews
Posted by Mac | October 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
You will not find a more professional attorney!
Absolutely one of the best decisions I've ever made was choosing Angus Lee for my attorney. I was dealing with a serious criminal offense that I thought could potentially ruin my life. I felt hope immediately upon meeting with Mr. Lee for a consultation. He was cautiously optimistic and realistic at the same time. I was impressed with his confidence and professionalism, and felt that I would not feel as comfortable putting my future in anyone else's hands. His knowledge of, and experience with, first and second amendment rights also gave him an advantage in my case. Angus was always in contact throughout the entire case and I never felt like I had to chase down information. He is known and respected in the local and regional law community and it showed in the courtroom. He was always early, prepared and positive. I was seen first at every hearing and out in minutes. The work Angus did early on proved to be most effective and my case was dismissed before it went to trial. I can praise his talent and experience all day, but when it comes down to your freedom the proof is in the results!! Thank you for everything Angus!! -Mac R. and Family
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Posted by Glen | July 23, 2020
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Professional experience
Purpose: Review Angus Lee Law services Rating: Excellent Recommendation: Highly recommended There’s saying I remember from my childhood, “be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving let it your request be made known to God”. I found myself in a precarious situation that required law services which also required patience. A friend gave me Mr. Lee’s information and I proceeded to contact him. We discussed my situation and realized the gravity of the issues before me. He clearly explained each issue in laymen’s terms and let me understand that the process will take time. Mr. Lee was through and meticulous. Mr. Lee had the ability to keep me engaged in the process and kept me focused on important matters. The process took a year to complete, but it culminated in a successful litigation, having my charges dropped. The character, deportment, and professionalism of Mr. Lee was exemplary. I’m truly grateful for his services and give Mr. Lee my highest recommendation. Again, Many thanks to Mr. Lee & his team Sincerely, Glen
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2020
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You want him on your team, outstanding Attorney!
He clearly explained things, he helped us make sense of the things we didn’t understand and he helped relieve the stress and fear we were enduring. He’s A very professional attorney who’s got your back!
Posted by Angelique | September 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
My path first crossed with Mr. Lee over a year ago relating to a friend's case as he was his representative in court. Not only was I highly impressed with his professionalism but he took the time, on the spot, to answer my own questions and obtain information from the courthouse for me. You better believe I instantly asked for his card! Mr. Lee is someone you not only need in your corner, you want him there.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
After facing some serious charges I hired Angus Lee and couldn't have asked for better results. He was there for me when ever I had questions explained the process very well and in the end got my charges dropped highly recommended
Posted by Maria | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
AMAZING
Angus Lee is amazing, 100% the best lawyer out there.. not only was he confident from the beginning but he convinced the prosecutor to drop my frustrating and unfair case before it went to trial.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
He was hired by, helped someone very close to me. Kind, caring, excellent attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER!
He was great for various reasons: kept me informed and followed up on everything, did what he said he would when he said he would do it, and was prompt with all communication. Success! We WON.
Posted by Brian | January 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great results
I was up against a dui/physical control charge and Mr Angus Lee got it REDUCED to 2nd degree negligent driving. Which was only a $250 fine and no criminal charges. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer.
Posted by Peter | December 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation
Mr. Lee displayed a superior knowledge of the Law; that helped to successfully defend our sons multiple felony cases. We were very pleased with the results. Had we allowed the public defender to defend our son — he would have not been properly represented. We are very grateful for Mr. D. Angus Lee’s professionalism and understanding of the Law.
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Posted by Cesar | July 14, 2018
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An amazing lawyer!
Angus is a fantastic lawyer. I was traveling through Washington for business and was falsely accused of DUI. Angus worked closely with me from another state during the time of my court dates and ultimately my trial. He is an amazing communicator and is an expert in Washington law and court proceedings. I was blown away by his professionalism and also his ability to defend during a trial. We ultimately won my case and charges dismissed. I have no doubt that if I would have gone with any other attorney I would not have won my case. Angus is amazing and if you are in need of his services do not hesitate to invest in yourself and your future by bringing Angus into your life. I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture. thanks Angus you literally changed my life!
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
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patient, thorough, and dedicated
There are a lot of lawyers out there, but not many excellent ones. I was involved in a delicate and complicated case. When I had to make a decision, I knew I could trust the kind of man whom has served our country. The meticulous discipline required of him while serving in the USMC, I knew, would carry over into his law practice. I hired him at fair cost. This man showed a level of patience and aptitude that reassured my confidence again and again. He walked me through all the legal jargon so that I, a layman, could understand. With his Informed guidance we overcame many boundaries to achieve outstanding results. All parties came away safely and satisfied and grateful. I know this sounds sentimental, but I'd like to leave a quote. "For the mission's sake, for our country's sake... carry out your mission and keep your honor clean. Demonstrate to the world there is no better friend..." - J. Mattis
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Posted by Rebecca | March 21, 2018
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Rebecca Cannon
Angus is a wonderful lawyer. He is very sincere and respectful. Would definitely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Simply amazing.
I had hired Angus Lee Law firm to help me, He did an amazing job walking me through step by step of what was going to happen. Told me if we had a chance in my case or didn't, if he feels that you have a chance he will fight tell the very end.. The best choice I ever made to go with Angus Lee Law Firm..
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Money well spent
I went through a couple lawyers befor Mr.lee and gotta tell you I had no troubles what so ever and was a pleasure working with him, he deosnt just make you feel like another case but instead makes you feel a good friend. I appreciate everything you have done for me Mr. Lee.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Angus Lee is a great criminal defense lawyer. Great Service. Kept me informed.
Angus Lee is a great criminal defense lawyer. I hired him as my defense attorney. He is always courtesy, kept me informed and guided me through all the legal process with professionalism. I would recommend him to all of my friends.
Posted by Keith | August 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My savior!
Extremely professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. Always kept me informed and I always felt that he was on top of everything. I was very grateful to have Angus in my corner and in the end his efforts lead to dismissal of the charges against me. I would highly recommend him and/or use his services again.
Posted by Scott | August 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
The best lawyer in town. Really saved my life. He kept me out of jail for a crime I was innocent of. He worked really hard on my case, and I'll be forever grateful. I actually overheard other lawyers at court talking about how good he is. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that's in legal trouble.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Went Above and Beyond, Works Hard for You
I hired Angus after I found myself in a situation that should have never happened but was a learning experience. Meeting with Angus he was extremely professional and patient making sure to explain everything in great detail and answer all my questions. He was not only able to get all my charges reduced but was able to get a better deal than I thought possible. When we didn't agree with a ruling he fought hard and went above and beyond working extra hours and spending more time than I can even count fighting for me to overturn the ridiculous ruling. Angus is a lawyer that will work for you and do whatever is needed to make sure you and your case are taken care of, he is a lawyer that cares.
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Posted by Mitch | April 21, 2017
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The one you want by your side!
After being arrested for a DUI I felt sick to my stomach. I researched ten or more lawyers in Clark county, but chose Angus because of all the great reviews (which are definitely warranted). In my first call to him, he reassured me that I could finally start to stop worrying because he had my back. Angus always looked and acted professional in court. He contacted me often and kept me ready ahead of time for upcoming hurdles, whether for the DMV or paperwork for court. Everything went as seemlessly as I could have hoped for during the ordeal with an above expected outcome! We went through the Battle Ground court, which he's very familiar with, but he's a huge asset no matter where you are. Do not go through a process like this without a lawyer (they save you money and other penalties). I highly recommend Angus!
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Reprimand issued in WA, 2016
updated on 04/17/2017

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

D's comment: “This was a 2009 matter related to the politics of a 2009 county election. In 2013, two highly respected experts in the filed of legal ethics authored comprehensive written opinions that there was no violation of the Rules of Professional conduct by Angus Lee. You can read their opinions here: http://angusleelaw.com/about-us/blog/ethics-experts-opine 7 members of the review board disagreed with these expert opinions, but 5 members of the board voted to dismiss the allegation.”

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Angus Lee Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • USAO, Eastern Washington
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office of D. Angus Lee, Prosecuting Attorney for Grant County
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Grant County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Force Recon Marine and Combate Engineer
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 1998 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. T.N.
  • DISMISSED
  • State v. TH
  • DISMISSED
  • State v. D.Y.
  • NOT GUILTY
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Associations

  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Endorsed for Office of Prosecuting Attorney
  • County Sheriff
  • 2014
  • Endorsed for Office of Prosecuting Attorney
  • All Individual County Commissioners
  • 2014
  • Endorsed for Office of Prosecuting Attorney
  • County Clerk
  • 2014
  • Endorsed for Office of Prosecuting Attorney
  • Washington State Patrol Trooper's Association
  • 2008
  • Endorsed for Office of Prosecuting Attorney
  • Quincy Police Officer's Guild
  • 2008
  • Prosecuting Attorney Nominee
  • Grant County Republican Party
  • 2008
  • Purple Heart
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2005
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2005
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Publications

  • WAPA Training CLE 2012
  • On Brady
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • WAPA Summer Conference
  • On Brady
  • 2012
  • WAPA Spring Conference
  • On Brady
  • 2012
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Rules of Engagement in International Humanitarian Law
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
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Oil and gas Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Lee is an exceptional criminal lawyer - strong, assertive with the court but not over the top and presents his case very professionally. He totally understands how to present a case to the jury from voire dire and jury selection, opening statements and closing arguments and the in-between part of handling his witnesses and handling his witnesses very well. Mr. Lee understands the current law and has the polish and knowledge of how to get the judge to give the jury instruction he needs to get his client's verdict. Angus is truly an A+ lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angus is an excellent trial attorney as well as a consummate professional and gentleman. He is the lawyer I would want fighting for me if I were facing any criminal charge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I faced off against Angus a few times. He does a great job presenting his case. He fights hard; he wants to win, but he's always cordial, respectful, and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angus is a true professional in every sense of the word. He is experienced, knowledgeable, and cares about achieving the best possible outcome for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Angus is an excellent trial attorney and made a great, positive impact in the community."
Domestic violence Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angus Lee is without a doubt one of the finest trial lawyers in Washington. He has the ability to captivate a jury with his exceptional speaking skills and knows how to persuade. He always works hard for his clients. If I was in need of a criminal defense lawyer I would go to him first. I endorse this lawyer."
Violent crime Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Angus as a lawyer and as a leader. As a Prosecutor, Angus assembled a talented and diverse team of deputy prosecutors dedicated to public service and justice. Speaking as one of those deputy prosecutors, Angus was not only an inspirational leader, he was also a mentor who shared his legal acumen and courtroom experience, and helped me develop as a trial lawyer. I have the utmost confidence in Angus's legal skills, knowledge, and commitment to excellence."
General practice Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Angus Lee is a wonderful leader to work for and a gifted criminal attorney. He not only knows the law, he understands how it works (a critical distinction that many never master). As if it weren't enough that he is a great lawyer, he is also a great man: his sense of ethics is clear in everything he says and does. He "walks the walk" and never shies away from making difficult decision, always taking the ethically-correct path. He took the time to mentor those he employed and we are better lawyers and people for having worked for him."
Government Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Angus is an excellent attorney and supervisor. He helped me grow as a young prosecutor, providing guidance in how to build a case and present it to a jury. I have also seen him demonstrate command of the courtroom, both in front of judges and juries, as well as sound judgment when handling complex legal matters. I highly recommend Angus to those seeking legal counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Angus Lee is top-shelf trial lawyer and courtroom advocate. He has the skill and ability to function both as a team member and team leader. Angus is trustworthy and ethical. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Government Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Excellent attorney. Unusually savvy for a young lawyer, with superior intellect, ethics, and integrity. Has the personal toughness to take charge in a system that had many long term flaws and make hard decisions to change the system to a place of excellence."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Angus is one of the best Prosecuting Attorneys Grant County has ever had. I work closely with the criminal justice system and find him to be top notch both as a litigator and administrator."
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Vancouver Domestic violence Lawyer D Angus Lee
D Angus Lee
Domestic violence Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 18 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details