Serving Individuals, Families and Businesses in The San Gabriel Valley
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Dr. Joseph Lee, Esq.

Experienced Special Needs and Trusts and Estates Attorney


I’ve been privileged to have three very satisfying careers that help me serve my clients as a special needs law and estate planning attorney. My experience as a former school administrator helps me navigate complex school systems. I use my abilities as an attorney to advocate for children in need. My training as a minister helps me provide empathy for hurting families. However, being a father is the most important job I’ve ever had.

When my son Danny was diagnosed with autism, it shook my world. I joined the ranks of many parents who have to fight for their child’s access to California’s special education services. Without a competent, compassionate partner, IEP’s, IPP’s, IFSP’s fair hearings, due process proceedings and other processes can be a legal and emotional maze. I am here to serve you and your family.

Work Experience

  • Principal at Lee, Green, Stewart & Paul Attorneys at Law (2015-present)
  • Partner at Law Offices of Lee and Baghoomian (2011-2015)
  • Administrator/Superintendent of Schools at Southlands Christian Schools (2006-2011)
  • Planting Pastor Vine at Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Pasadena (2006-2009)


  • J.D., Seton Hall University, School of Law
  • D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Boston College
  • Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey (1999)
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1999)
  • New York (2000)
  • California (2011)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2011)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California (2011)


  • Pasadena Top Attorney 2015

Published Works

  • Do I Need a Special Needs Trust?
  • What is an IEP Plan? An Introduction
  • How to Prepare for an IEP Meeting
  • Special Education Due Process Hearing

Community Involvement

  • Board Member Southland Christian Schools
  • Board Member Pasadena Child Development Associates
  • Board Member Home of Angels
  • Board Member Vineyard Community Church of Pomona Claremont
  • Board Member Center4SpecialNeeds
  • Provisional Member Pasadena Tournament of Roses
  • Member Christian Legal Society
  • Member Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member Korean American Bar Association
  • Member Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Volunteer Attorney Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles

To schedule a case evaluation with our attorney in Pasadena, please either contact us online or call us at (626) 325-0770 today.

Where Law Meets Compassion

Why Hire Lee, Green, Stewart & Paul Attorneys at Law?
  • Diverse Areas
    of Legal Knowledge

    We focus on various areas of law, prepared to accommodate your needs no matter what they are!

  • Results-Oriented
    & Cost-Effective

    Our team works diligently to achieve the results you deserve in a prompt and financially effective manner.

  • Custom-Tailored Solutions

    We know that every case is different. Our attorneys take the time to assess and develop solutions tailored to each client's needs.