Tiffani G. Lee

Deputy Managing Partner
Tiffani Lee


Tiffani G. Lee is the deputy managing partner of Holland & Knight. Together with the firm's chair and managing partner, she oversees the strategic growth of the firm and manages its operations.

As firmwide Diversity Partner from 2008 to 2024, Ms. Lee has been the primary architect behind Holland & Knight's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, which have led to multiple recognitions for the firm by the legal industry and its clients. In that role, she also led Holland & Knight's Diversity Council and served on the firm's Practice & Operations Committee and Firmwide Partner Compensation Committee.

Over the years, Ms. Lee's legal practice has focused on commercial litigation and DEI counseling. She has experience prosecuting and defending claims on behalf of business clients in a variety of industries. She has also handled contract disputes, corporate dissolution actions, securities fraud actions, shareholder derivative actions and actions alleging various business torts.

As a member of the firm's DEI Task Force, Ms. Lee has leveraged her DEI leadership experience and subject matter knowledge to advise management teams and board members with regard to meeting evolving shareholder and stakeholder expectations for environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance.

In the community, Ms. Lee is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, Greater Miami Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel and the board of directors of the Florida Justice Institute.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Florida, B.S., Public Relations, with high honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Orange Bowl Committee
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel
  • The Links, Incorporated – Greater Miami Chapter
  • Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Past member
  • The Florida Bar
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Past President, Young Lawyers Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association
  • Center for Ethics & Public Service at the University of Miami School of Law, founding Fellow and Past Advisory Board Member
  • ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, former Commissioner
Honors & Awards
  • Power Leaders in Law,South Florida Business Journal, 2024
  • Florida Legal Elite "Notable Women Leaders in Law," Florida Trend magazine, 2023
  • William Harold Long, Jr. Alumni Leadership Award, University of Miami School of Law, 2021
  • Daily Business Review, Florida Legal Awards, Diversity & Inclusion: Individual, 2021
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020
  • Top 10 Women in Law, Daily Business Review, 2017
  • South Florida's 50 Most Powerful Black Business Leaders, Legacy magazine, 2014
  • South Florida's 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business, Legacy magazine, 2012
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellows Program, 2012
  • First African-American woman to serve as President of the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2010-2013, 2016, 2018 
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2013-2021
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2008-2011
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2010-2021
  • Top 40 Under 40, South Florida Business Journal, 2009
  • Florida Legal Elite "Up & Comer," Florida Trend magazine, 2007-2008


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