Lee focuses her practice on the defense of manufacturers in high exposure products liability claims pending in Virginia and across the United States. She has defended automobile, pharmaceutical, and industrial manufacturers as both national and local trial counsel. In addition to her product liability practice, Lee has substantial experience defending energy producers in mass tort litigation. Her mass tort representation ranges from catastrophic loss claims stemming from industrial explosions to environmental claims arising from alleged groundwater contamination.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2012
  • Virginia, 2015
  • U.S. District Courts
    • West Virginia: Southern, Northern
    • Virginia: Eastern, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 4th Circuit
  • Admitted pro hac vice in Arizona, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas.

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Oil and Gas Law, 2021-2022
    • Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021-2022
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Virginia Rising Stars, Personal Injury – Products: Defense, 2016-2019, 2021
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Future Star, 2021
    • 40 & Under Hot List 2018-2021
    • Member of the team selected as nationwide Product Liability Firm of the Year, 2018
  • Up & Coming Lawyers, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2021

Education & Honors

  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2011
    • Editor-in-Chief, West Virginia Law Review
    • Chesapeake Energy Fellow
    • Outstanding Woman in the Law, 2011
  • University of Virginia, B.A., Double Major in History and Government, 2006

Experience

  • ​Defended client in VOSH investigation related to alleged COVID outbreak at client’s worksite.
  • Defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer in national mass tort litigation related to pelvic mesh.
  • Counsel for major pharmaceutical company in litigation alleging personal injury claims caused oral contraceptives.
  • ​Defended industrial clients in VOSH investigations related to alleged worksite violations. Numerous successful results for clients, including vacating and settling proposed citations.
  • Counsel for major paper manufacturer in various premises claims pending across Virginia.
  • National representation of highway product manufacturer in product liability and personal injury claims.
  • National representation of domestic and foreign auto manufacturers in product liability claims.
  • Defended a coal mining company in extensive litigation resulting from the Upper Big Branch mining disaster in Montcoal, West Virginia.
  • Defended industrial employers in premises and “Deliberate Intent” claims in West Virginia.
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, “Product Recalls: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst” Tennessee Association of Corporate Counsel, February 25, 2021.
  • Author, "Evidentiary Privileges Applicable to Title Opinions of Counsel" Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Journal, 2013.