“A lot of lawyers are smart, but I bring a level of intensity, judgment, and competitive edge that has proven to be successful on the athletic field and in court.”
Rodney Lee is a seasoned litigator who keeps his clients’ needs on the forefront of his mind. He’s a straight shooter and team player with a knack for winning. Having practiced law for over 14 years on general business and trust and estates matters, he navigates his clients through complex business and interpersonal issues obtaining favorable results in all of the various state, federal, and alternative dispute resolution forums. His clients range from high profile and high net worth individuals to entrepreneurs and startup companies.
When it comes to representing their interests as beneficiaries, trustees, or any other fiduciary capacity, Rodney’s clients look to him for his astute advice in contested trust and estate matters. By his own admission, he’s at his best when he’s litigating claims involving issues of undue influence, lack of capacity, breach of fiduciary duty, and elder abuse. He also has extensive experience advising clients on the removal of personal representatives and trustees.
Since many of his clients are also business owners, Rodney adds value to his practice by often acting as their outside general counsel which allows him to solve problems strategically and minimize the impact of litigation. Whatever the issues involve, from employment disputes, to commercial real estate matters, to everyday contract disputes, Rodney can be counted on to meet his clients’ goals and objectives with an unparalleled fervor.
Rodney has been a recipient of the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2006, 2007, and 2009 through 2015. He received is Juris Doctor from Pepperdine School of Law and played football for UCLA while obtaining his undergraduate degree in History with honors.
“Rodney was referred to us by a family friend and came with a high recommendation. He represented and supported us through an emotional Conservatorship issue which he prevailed for us successfully. We are grateful for Rodney’s devoted care and expertise.”
– ECJ Client
“The day that Rodney Lee consented to represent me in legal situations involving my deceased Domestic Partner, Francis Joseph Bolan’s property/financial matters, was a most fortunate day for me! Francis was a retired LAPD homicide detective. Rodney had been recommended to me by my friend and neighbor, Sherron Annest, secretary to Marshall Grossman. Sherron described the strong skills set of Rodney and thought he would be the perfect fit for my legal problems. She was so right! Rodney consistently provided strong guidance and outstanding knowledge in bringing two lawsuits, that were filed against me by Francis’ siblings, to positive outcomes. He worked diligently with the City Attorney of Los Angeles to help resolve Francis’ Deferred Compensation account ownership lawsuit. His calm, confident demeanor settled my frantic nerves, and, at times, tears, during this past nearly year and a half. He listened to me, answered my many questions, and through his outstanding interpersonal relationship style, provided me with confidence and assurance that the ‘good fight’ would survive!
Your Firm is indeed fortunate to have Rodney Lee as a Partner. I will forever hold him in high esteem and will always consider him to be one of my ‘true and cherished’ friends.”
– Gwendolyn Moy
“Rodney Lee was our godsend to our family. He represented me to gain conservatorship for my disabled sister and he won our case successfully. Rodney is an extraordinary attorney, who is intelligent and was very kind through the difficult ordeal. My family and I are forever grateful.”
– Ms. Rodriguez
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- Case Briefs, American Bar Association’s Business Torts Newsletter