Attorney Patricia M. Lee
Patricia M. Lee

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Biography

Patricia M. Lee is a Senior Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. She is based out of the Orlando office.

Ms. Lee's practice focuses primarily on family and estate law with concentration on child custody disputes, child support assessment and enforcement, alimony, equitable distribution, fee awards, relocation, as well as post-judgment modification and enforcement proceedings, including at the appellate court level. Patricia Lee has over 25 years of experience.

Furthermore, Ms. Lee is a referral attorney and mentor for the U.S. Department of State, Office of Children's Issues, the United States implementing agency for the Hague Convention, and is experienced in the international aspects of child abduction, the federal Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, international and national relocation issues, the impact of immigration laws upon dissolution of marriage, the domestication, modification and enforcement of foreign custody and support orders, and other bi-national divorce issues. 

Ms. Lee is a member of the Florida Bar. She proficient in Spanish and German, which she uses regularly when representing clients.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 05/1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Law I, Law II, & Law III Academic Scholarships
    • Honors: Armstrong Teaching Fellow – Research & Writing, Stetson University College Of Law
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Book Awards: Torts I & Torts II
    • Honors: Best Appellate Brief Award
    • Honors: Research Assistant – Torts, Stetson University College Of Law
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • Honors: Graduate Level Education In Foreign Language Instruction
  • University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
    • Bachelor Of Arts - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Honors Program Graduate
    • Major: History
    • Major: German
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • Honors: Independent Study Abroad In Language & Social Sciences
  • Hannoverische Volkshochschule, Hannover
    • Major: German Language Courses

Past Positions

  • Sole Proprietorship, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1993 – Present
  • Litigation Support, Blasingame, Forisz, P.A., St. Petersburg, Florida, 1992 – 1993
  • Law Clerk, Annis, Mitchell, Cockey, P.A., Tampa, Florida, 1990 – 1991
  • Clerk, United States Secret Service, Tampa, Florida, 1984 – 1985
  • Federal Judicial Intern, U.S. District Court For The Middle District Of Florida

Professional Associations

  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Marital And Family Law Section, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida