Attorney May Lee
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Criminal Law

Attorney May Lee is the Founder and Managing Attorney at Lee law Firm LLC. The mission of her law firm is “to speak up for and ensure justice for the individual.” Born in an abandoned barn in a third-world country as her parents fled from war and genocide, her family’s story of survival is living proof that there is justice in this world. Decades later, she would choose to use the trials of her past to be a voice of empowerment for the people she speaks up for.

Attorney Lee is an educator at heart. She began her professional career as a teacher, then later working in higher education. She eventually pursued law to voice education in the arena of the legal justice system. She began law school while being a mother of five children! Attorney Lee shares this as encouragement that it is never too late to pursue your dreams.

Attorney Lee began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. She has handled thousands of criminal cases as well as divorce, child support, and custody matters. May has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, a professional organization composed of top trial lawyers. Membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to trial lawyers. She is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense. She also has earned the 2020 Avvo Client’s Choice Award.

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Merit-based Cody Splitt Scholarship
    • Honors: Ray & Ethel Brown Award for Leadership, Character, and Service
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Major: English Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    • M.S. - 2001
    • Honors: cumulative 4.0 GPA
    • Major: General Education
  • 2023 Rising Stars Honoree, Super Lawyers
  • 2021 (Feb) Featured Attorney, “What’s Hot, What’s Not,” State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2020 Professional of the Year Finalist, Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020 Member, National Trial Lawyer Top 40 Under 40
  • 2023 (Jun) Guest Attorney Speaker, State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting and Conference, Ethically Navigating Communication Minefields
  • 2021 Speaker, Wisconsin Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) topic of “Allocution”
  • 2019 (May) Keynote Speaker, D.C. Everest Career Day
  • 2018 (June) Panel Speaker, LSAC Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program
  • 2018 (May) Speaker, Hmong Peace Academy
  • 2018 (Mar) Keynote Speaker, HLUB Scholarship Foundation Awards Reception
  • 2017 Keynote Speaker, Lee Community Graduation
  • English
  • Hmong
  • 2023 Member, National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • 2023 Member, National College for Drunk Driving (NCDD)
  • 2023 Member, Wisconsin Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)
  • Office of the District Attorney, Milwaukee, Assistant District Attorney
  • Dane County District Attorney's Office, Legal Intern
  • Doar, Drill, & Skow, Public Defender Project, Student Legal Intern
  • Wisconsin Innocence Project, Student Legal Intern