rwgStephen D. Lee
Stephen D. LeeAssociate AttorneyLos Angeles

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Stephen D. Lee is an associate in the Litigation Department of Richards, Watson & Gershon. Mr. Lee represents municipalities, public entities, and private sector clients in litigation matters in both state and federal courts.

Since joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Lee has continued to develop his unique expertise in litigating and advising clients on all matters involving writs of mandate; appeals; the appointment, management, and discharge of receiverships; and the acquisition of injunctive relief in both state and federal courts.

From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Lee served as the law clerk to the Honorable Ann I. Jones and thereafter, to the Honorable Luis A. Lavin in the Writs and Receivers Department of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Judge Lavin has since been appointed as an Associate Justice to Division 3 of the Court of Appeal, and Judge Jones has sat as a Justice Pro-Tem in Division 3 of the Court of Appeal.

Mr. Lee's appellate and administrative practice expertise has led to Mr. Lee's contribution as an editor of the Civil Appellate Practice, California Administrative Mandamus, and California Administrative Hearing Practice treatises.

Mr. Lee received his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2009 where Mr. Lee was an Authorities Editor on the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, a member of the Dean's List, and a Mock Trial Board member.

Mr. Lee received his Bachelor of the Arts degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2006 as a Government and Philosophy double major and an English minor.


B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 2006
J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2009

Practice Areas

Writs of Mandate
Public Agency and Municipal Law Litigation
Appellate Law