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Calvin Lee jr.

Native peoples law Attorney

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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About Calvin

Learn Calvin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    We will practice family law in several jurisdictions throughout Indian Country and the southwest. If you have a need to span more than one jurisdiction, including tribal courts, we can help.

    22 years, 60 cases

  2. Native peoples law
    My practice includes representation of all individuals in the Courts of the Navajo Nation, Hopi, Three Affiliated Tribes in ND and other tribal courts. I have represented individuals, businesses, tribal agencies, non-profits and non-Indians as well. I practice in the area of Federal Indian Law and with particular emphasis in the Navajo Nation Code.

    22 years, 100 cases

  3. Business
    Transactions include incorporation, regulatory matters, contracts, resolutions, representation before administrative agencies and local government entities

    21 years, 100 cases

  4. Personal injury
    My practice has included clients in various areas such as slip and falls, auto accidents, wrongful death, nursing home abuse and other areas. I represent plaintiffs in New Mexico as well as the Navajo Nation and a number of other tribal courts.

    13 years, 50 cases

As a former legislstive counsel, public defender and DNA People's Legal Services attorney I know my way around Navajo law practice and the courts in the Eleventh Judicial district of New Mexico.  I currently practice throughout Indian Country, including Montana & North Dakota. Our clients include tourism firms in the Navajo Antelope Canyon Park in Page, AZ, a Navajo Local Governance Certified Chapter as well as allottees in North Dakota, Montana and the Navajo Nation. 

I blog regularly at and I post to my LinkedIn and company Facebook page. The topics range from family law to Oil and Gas and complex litigation. 

As a Catholic I find it important to share and help others through pro bono representation.  It is also important to find solutions consistent with the Common Good and these teachings as well as Navajo traditional teachings such as Ke'e (relationships to others and the world - similar to the Golden Rule) and bi'yati' (talking things out) guide my practice. 

You can view my legal brand video at  to learn more and feel free to contact me at

Calvin Lee, Jr., member of the State of NM bar, federal district of NM, 10th Circuit, Navajo Nation, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Hopi Nation, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikawa Nation bar associations. 

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by LaTanya | July 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family matter
Calvin is awesome @ his job,.. He helped me get my son back in my parental care. Thank u SO MUCH!!
Posted by Varvara | October 27, 2014
Outstanding Service
As a former client of Mr. Lee, I found him to provide professional legal service. He is very knowledgeable in the Navajo Nation government and its laws. In my case, Mr. Lee applied Fundamental Law to argue my case. Through his legal research, he brings quality to his work. His timeliness is not an issue. He is well prepared and is readily available to provide his legal service.
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Posted by Kenji | October 25, 2014
Calvin's services as an attorney is excellent in my opinion. He helped defend me when I was going through a difficult time in my career. He defended me successfully and also provided me several options and solutions. I would reccomend Calvin's services to any legal action. Calvin is also a great negotiator. Negotiating through offers and also providing counter offers. Especially if it deals with employment, corporate, and labor laws or litigations. I appreciate Calvin's services and I would highly recommended his services to anybody.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-400 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-45%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • CJ Lee & Associates P.C.
  • 2012 - Present


  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Fort Lewis College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tsosie et al v. Navajo Board of Election Supervisors and RPI Chris Deschene, SC-CV-68-14
  • The Amicus Brief we filed was granted and resulted in at least one dissent although a Writ was granted. Despite the writ, the Legislative branch was persuaded by our points and undertook its own remedy in lieu of the writ.


  • Pueblo of Isleta Triba Court
  • Bar member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fort Belknap (MT) Tribal courts
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Jicarilla Apache Nation Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikawa (ND) Tribal courts
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Hopi Nation Bar Assoc.
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Navajo Nation Bar Assoc.
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Navajo
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Achievement awards
  • Navajo Nation Legislative Branch
  • 2009


Speaking Engagements

  • Eastern Agency Council on Aging
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr Lee at a Trial Practice Seminar, and can attest to his passion for his line of work. He has practiced law in a multitude of areas, and will serve as an unparalleled asset in your case. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Calvin Lee on several projects, including employment law issues, rights under the Navajo Nation homestead laws, child custody, and financial issues. Mr. Lee is always well-prepared and thorough. He is an excellent trial attorney. Mr. Lee's primary concern is the best interest of his clients."
Personal injury