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Patricia M. Lee

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Patricia M. Lee

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. Patricia M. Lee is proficient in Spanish and German, which she uses regularly when representing clients.

EDUCATION

Stetson University College of Law

  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Juris Doctor
  • Conferred May 1992, with Honors (cum laude)

University of South Florida

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Graduate Level Education in Foreign Language Instruction
  • 1987 – 1988

University of Tampa

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in History, Minor in German
  • Conferred May 1987, with Honors (cum laude, Honors Program Graduate)

University of South Florida

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Independent Study Abroad in Language & Social Sciences
  • 1985 – 1986

Hannoverische Volkshochschule

  • Hannover, West Germany
  • German Language Courses
  • 1986

EMPLOYMENT

  • Senior Attorney, Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., Orlando, Florida, September 2010 – Present
  • Sole Proprietorship, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1993 – Present
  • Associate, Goodman & Nekvasil, P.A., Safety Harbor, Florida, 1992 – 1993
  • 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

EDUCATIONAL HONORS

  • University Honors Program – Graduate, Officer & Counsel Member
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Law I, Law II, & Law III Academic Scholarships
  • Stetson Law Review, Research Editor
  • Published: Local Government Symposium
  • Armstrong Teaching Fellow – Research & Writing, Stetson University College of Law
  • Research Assistant – Torts, Stetson University College of Law
  • Federal Judicial Intern: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Dean’s List, Honor Roll
  • American Jurisprudence Book Awards: Torts I & Torts II
  • Best Appellate Brief Award
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Admitted, Florida Bar, 1992
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Section