Attorney Profile

David L. Lee

Bar Admissions

    • United States Supreme Court (1981)

    • State of Illinois (1977)

    • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1980)

    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1994)

    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1977)

    • Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1982)

    • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois (1995)

    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (1998)

Attorney David L. Lee has practiced and taught law for over forty years.

From 1984 to 1991, Attorney Lee was a full-time clinical professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's nationally-recognized clinic on employment discrimination. Since approximately 1984, Attorney Lee has concentrated his practice on representing employees in severance negotiations, contract negotiations, discrimination claims, harassment claims, retaliation claims, wrongful-discharge claims, overtime claims, wage claims, commission claims, and employee-benefit claims.

Attorney Lee is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. He speaks frequently to lawyers and human resources personnel on issues concerning employment law and is a Hearing Officer for the Cook County Commission on Human Rights and an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, the National Association of Securities Dealers, and the National Futures Association. He has also published extensively on employment law, legal writing, civil procedure, and other aspects of the practice of law.

Attorney Lee was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1952. He was a National Merit Scholar and is a 1974 graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. in history. Attorney Lee received the highest possible score (800) on the national Law School Admission Test. He attended Northwestern University School of Law on a Weymouth Kirkland scholarship where he was a Special Editor of the Law Review (Evidence Symposium). He graduated from law school in 1977 magna cum laude and Order of the Coif.

From 1969 through 1979, Attorney Lee competed in national chess tournaments, including four U.S. Open Championships and four Pan-American Intercollegiate Championships. Based on his tournament results, the U.S. Chess Federation rated Attorney Lee as an "expert".