Lee is principally a trial lawyer.  He has extensive experience in civil litigation, including business and commercial disputes, oil and gas litigation, property disputes, natural resources litigation, products liability claims, professional malpractice defense, trucking defense, personal injury claims, fraud claims, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith defense.

Lee received his undergraduate and law degrees at Louisiana State University Law Center, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and the Order of the Coif, an honorary society of the top ten percent of each graduating class.  He ranked 4th in his law school class. He was admitted to practice in 1988. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana district and appellate courts and the Louisiana Supreme Court.  Lee is admitted to practice in the federal courts sitting in Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Lee is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, where he serves as a Vice-Chairman of the International Institute for Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Litigation. Lee is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (LADC), the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Shreveport Bar Association.  Lee serves on the Board of Directors for the LADC Trial Academy, and he serves as a faculty member at the trial academy each year. Lee has also served as a faculty member for LSU Law School’s Trial Advocacy Training Program. From 2006-2009, Lee was the State Representative for Louisiana to the DRI. In 2008, he was named as the Outstanding State Representative.  Lee served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) from 1994-2000. He also served on LABI’s Executive Committee from 1998-2000. In 2001, Lee served on the Shreveport Bar Association’s Arbitration Panel for fee disputes. Lee is a member of the Harry V. Booth – Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court.

Representative Experience

Representative Experience
  • Substantial jury trial experience
  • Extensive litigation of commercial and business disputes, including claimed contract breaches and property disputes
  • Extensive litigation of liability cases in diverse areas, including personal injury claims, claims made against owners of business premises, defective products claims, negligence claims and strict liability claims
  • Extensive litigation of insurance matters, including coverage issues and issues of insurance policy interpretation
  • Substantial litigation of professional liability claims, including claims for medical malpractice, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, and claims of malpractice against counselors, pastors and other professionals
  • Litigation of oil and gas matters such as cases involving the continued existence of mineral servitudes, the existence of mineral leases, and disputes over ownership of lease bonuses
  • Litigation of land use and property matters


  • Louisiana State University Law Center J.D. 1988, Order of the Coif, Louisiana Law Review
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana;  B.S. Business Administration 1985

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition
  • “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center Hall of Fame
  • Listed in Super Lawyers for Louisiana, 2007 through 2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2005 through 2016
  • Named as Outstanding State Representative to the DRI, 2008
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Listed in SB Magazine in 2017 as one of Shreveport-Bossier’s best lawyers,12th year in a row

Activities and Affiliations

Activities and Affiliations
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Bar Association for the Federal Fifth Circuit
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, 1994-2000 Board of Directors
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, 1998-2000 Executive Committee


  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • LSU Law School Trial Advocacy Training Program
  • Lee is a frequent author and speaker on topics such as trial techniques, natural resource litigation, fraud litigation in Louisiana; bad faith litigation; products liability, and media relations in high profile litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Energy, Oil and Gas and Natural Resources Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Defense
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Premises Liability Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Trial Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1988


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