Michelle Kay Lee

Michelle Kay Lee


Michelle Kay Lee is a Los Angeles attorney and a member of the Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group, practicing in the area of trusts and estates litigation for high-net-worth individuals and entities. She has experience in drafting comprehensive estate plans for individuals and counseling fiduciaries.

During law school, Ms. Lee was a clinical intern with the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic. As a clinical intern, Ms. Lee co-authored two amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding subject matter patentability and co-presented and co-published works regarding an attorney's duty of confidentiality in the age of internet surveillance. Ms. Lee also was involved with the J.D./LL.M. Partnership Committee, Peer Mentorship Program and the Review of Law and Social Justice Journal.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Lee practiced in a Pasadena-based law firm, where she assisted the firm's trusts and estates, business and litigation practice groups. 

In the community, Ms. Lee is a Los Angeles Regional Board Member with Reading Partners, a nonprofit children's literacy group that works with community volunteers and schools to provide students who are reading below grade level with individualized reading support.


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Southern California, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association