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James J. Lee

James J. Lee

Utah's Top-Rated Trial Attorney in Personal Injury and Criminal Defense
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  • Utah
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Mr. Lee is an attorney at Liberty Law, focusing his practice on personal injury and criminal defense. These two practices areas go hand in hand as they both require negotiation and trial skills to be successful. Mr. Lee appears in court on a near-daily basis for cases ranging from homicide to automobile accidents. He boasts a winning trial record, having received "not guilty" verdicts and settlements of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Several of his high-profile cases have been featured in the media. Mr. Lee's hometown is the Bronx in New York City. He is the fourth and last child of Korean immigrants.

Se habla español.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Payment plan available
  • Contingent Fees
    33.33% contingency fee on personal injury cases
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Korean: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Liberty Law, PLLC
Since 2010
Adjunct Professor
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
- Current
Associate Attorney
Ford & Huff, LC
Senior Law Clerk
Riverside, CA District Attorney
Legal Intern
Queens County District Attorney
Legal Intern
Kim & Chang
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
Associate Editor of Education Law Journal; Recipient of Public Service Award; Board Member of Minority Law Student Association
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Brigham Young University
B.A. (2004) | Political Science
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10.0 Superb Rating
Client Reviewed 5.0/5.0
Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Public Service Award
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Professional Associations
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Utah Association for Justice
- Current
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Utah State Bar
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Auto Injury Litigation: The Ultimate Guide, National Business Institute
The Paralegal's Guide to Settlements, National Business Institute
Life in the Law, Pre-law UVU Seminar
Race Relations in the Law, Utah State Bar, Labor & Employment Section
Adjusting Status through U.S. Citizen Spouse, Immigration Seminar
Websites & Blogs
Law Firm Website
Legal News Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. What can I do if a police report was exaggerated and misleading to the actual event
A: Sorry to hear about that. Since you've already been charged, it's too late to do anything with the report or with police. The next stage is addressing these issues in court. There are two ways this can be done: 1. talking with the prosecutor to discuss the factual discrepancies and/or 2. going to trial so a judge or jury can decide.

You absolutely need an attorney to represent you.
Q. How do I get a copy of a permanent protective order granted in 3rd district court June of 2012.
A: You can go to that court and ask for a copy. You can also call them and they may be able to send it to your for an extra cost.
Q. If you paid for the item before you left the store can you still be charged with shoplifting?
A: Unfortunatley yes, you can still be charged. Based on what you are saying the store would have several reasons to believe you had the intent to steal the item.

Luckily, there are always possible defenses and/or ways to mitigate damages.
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Contact & Map
Liberty Law
Salt Lake Office
997 E 3900 S, Suite 101
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Telephone: (801) 264-6666
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Contact us 24/7
Liberty Law
American Fork Office
21 East 100 North, Suite 202
American Fork, UT 84003
Telephone: (801) 264-6666
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 1 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Contact us 24/7
Liberty Law
Clearfield Office
49 East 200 South
Clearfield, UT 84015
Telephone: (801) 264-6666
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Contact us 24/7