David S. Lee

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Mr. Lee is the founding member and managing shareholder of Lee, Hernandez, Landrum, Garofalo & Blake, a Professional Corporation, with active offices in Nevada, California, Arizona and Florida. Mr. Lee graduated with honors from the University of Southern California before attending the Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Lee is a member of the Federal and State Bars of California and Nevada, and has appeared before the Nevada Supreme Court on multiple occasions. He holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating.

Mr. Lee opened the predecessor office to Lee, Hernandez, Landrum, Garofalo & Blake in 1996. Mr. Lee has over 17 years of experience mediating and litigating complex construction and insurance matters. Mr. Lee has focused his practice in California, Nevada and Arizona on the representation of "target" defendant contractors (master developers, subdivision developers and general contractors) in construction defect related claims. Mr. Lee tried to verdict the first construction defect case in Southern Nevada.

Mr. Lee is often a featured speaker at County, State and National Seminars on construction defect cases, including a special engagement at the Nevada State Bar Convention. Mr. Lee has also served as one of the Bar’s representatives (on behalf of developers and general contractors) on multiple committees aimed at improving pre-trial and trial procedure for construction defect cases in the State of Nevada. Mr. Lee shares the distinction of being named one of the Top 100 Lawyers of Southern Nevada for 2010 and 2013 by Nevada Business Magazine.

In 2008, Mr. Lee began mediating and arbitrating various civil cases, including several cases where he has acted as a neutral mediator through JAMS. He is experienced in resolution of disputes involving complex construction defect and insurance litigation and arbitration issues, as well as simpler disputes, which require a neutral party to assist the parties in reaching a consensus. He has successfully mediated dozens of cases, and is well known for his ability to evaluate likely trial outcomes and explain those in a way that is easily understandable to litigants and attorneys alike.