616 Memorial Heights Dr., Suite 4201
Houston, TX 77007-6054
Texas Bar Number: 12142900
Year admitted to bar: 1984
- Fort Bend
- San Jacinto
Mr. Lee was born in Northern California and graduated from Fairfield High School. He moved here with his family on 04 JUL 70. He attended what became UHDownton, then joined the U.S. Navy in 1972. After serving in VS-24 and on the USS Saratoga (CV-60) on the he was Honorably Discharged as Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator 2nd Class in JUL 76. He immediately restarted school, first at HCC to get a vocation that matched his avocation (cars in general and Mopars in particular).
Then, after taking that knowledge and going to work for Shell – Westhollow from 1977-1980, assisting in engine lubricant and fuels tests, he was admitted to UH, graduating with Bachelor of Science in Political Science in AUG 80. Law School at UH Law Center began two weeks later. He Graduated in DEC 1983. Licensed SEP 84.
After dabbling in Constitutional (trial and appellate) Law, a three year stint as General Counsel to a Savings and Loan, and finally personal injury work, he was hired by David Sprecher & Associates. His first day was April 15, 1989, quite a while ago. During the fourteen years of nothing but Harris County traffic which followed, he handled tens of thousands of traffic ticket cases and tried more than one thousand such. While so employed, he was President of the Harris County Municipal Justice Bar Association, followed shortly by two consecutive terms as President of the Texas Municipal Justice Bar Association in the late 1990s. He also served as Legislative Liaison to the MJBAT both before and after his Presidency. He remains a Director of both. He welcomes and participated in the MJBAT's reorganization and transition to TLOT, the Traffic Lawyers of Texas.
The Law Office of David R. Lee opened its doors 12+ years ago. Since then it expanded its horizons both in scope of representation, and area of coverage. The firm has proudly served Harris and surrounding Counties, primarily, for all of that period. Even so, we have gone to Courts from Port Arthur to Odessa, from Jasper to Corpus Christi. We still routinely visit justice and municipal, and less often criminal Misdemeanor and Felony Courts throughout the eight County Greater Houston Area. Mr. Lee is known statewide (within the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, for instance) for his encyclopedic knowledge of State and Federal traffic – especially trucking – law and his skill in trial.