James D. Lee
State Bar of Arizona
JAMES D. LEE graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in May 1987, and was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in October 1987. Mr. Lee was employed by the Maricopa County Attorneyís office as a deputy county attorney from November 1987 through February 1991. During his tenure with that office, he was a trial attorney in both the juvenile bureau and the narcotics/drug bureau. In March 1991, Mr. Lee became a bar counsel at the State Bar of Arizona. He was promoted to senior bar counsel in 1999. As bar counsel, Mr. Lee has investigated allegations of lawyer misconduct, prosecuted formal bar complaints, and appeared before the Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court. Mr. Lee is currently assigned to the State Barís Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (A/CAP), which serves the intake and pre-screening functions of the State Barís Lawyer Regulation Office. As A/CAP counsel, he handles telephonic inquiries, helps resolve issues before complaints are filed, investigates allegations of minor misconduct, enters into formal and informal consent agreements in cases involving minor ethical violations, and refers more serious matters for formal screening investigations. Mr. Lee has spoken at various seminars, and in 1995 was a recipient of the State Barís annual award for contributions to law-related education. He has been appointed to serve on several State Bar committees, sub-committees, and task forces that address the Rules of Professional Conduct, the lawyer discipline procedural rules, and professionalism.