Billie-Jean Lee

2033 North Main Street
Suite 1000
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Tel: 925.933.9000
Fax: 925.933.1926
bjlee@foxandbank.com

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2002
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1998; Valedictory Speaker at Commencement

Admissions

  • Licensed to Practice Law, California, 2002

LEGAL CAREER HISTORY

FOX & BANK LLP, 2015 to present
Walnut Creek, CA

Associate Attorney of Fox & Bank LLP, a law firm specializing in all aspects of family law, including divorce, domestic partnership dissolution, pre- and post-marital agreements, child custody, child support and spousal support, and property issues.

MORENO FAMILY LAW FIRM, April 2014-February 2015
San Jose, CA

Associate Attorney in a litigation-focused family law firm.  Experience handling all aspects of family law pre-trial motions and trials, including preparing requests for orders, direct and cross-examination of witnesses and parties, preparation of and presentation of oral agrument, and making effective evidentiary objections.   Well-versed in all aspects of civil discovery methods. 

BAY AREA LEGAL AID, May 2010-April 2014
Oakland, CA

Staff Attorney at a non-profit specializing in assisting low income parties.  Experience handling all aspects of family law pre-trial and trial matters, with special focus on domestic violence issues. Interviewed, prepared and conducted direct testimony of expert witness in a child sexual abuse case.  Successfully argued before the Court of Appeal. Supervised and provided guidance to law cerks and volunteer attorneys.

WATSON & LEE, June 2008-April 2010
San Francisco, CA

Founding partner in a family law firm.  Handled all aspects of family law cases, including negotiation and litigation, and assisted in the management and operation of the law firm.

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, July 2003-May 2008
Martinez, CA

Deputy Public Defender in the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Denfender.  Conduted over 80 criminal jury trials, as well as numerous court hearings and court trials.  Experience included direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses and lay witnesses and preparation of criminal cases for court proceedings.

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER, SANTA CLARA COUNTY, April 2003-June 2003
San Jose, CA

Deputy Public Defender in the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender.  Managed all aspects of a misdemeanor caseload, including interviewing clients, crafting and implementing defense strategies, researching and drafting motions, negotiating pre-trial offers, and conducting voir dire.    

LANGUAGES:  English and Cantonese

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English

Valedictory Speaker at Commencment, UC Berkeley, 1998