James Lee

Senior Associate

James Lee is a litigator specializing in the defense of catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, and multi-party subrogration disputes. Recognizing that no two lawsuits are the same, James employs a tailored strategy based on the specific needs of each case. Prior to joining Friedenthal, Heffernan & Brown, James represented both institutional and individual clients in high-stakes litigation ranging from contract disputes and unfair business practices. During law school, James was a certified law clerk at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where he conducted felony preliminary hearings and assisted in the prosecution of drug dealers and gang members.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law; Juris Doctorate (2015)
  • California State University Long Beach; Philosophy, B.A. (2010)


  • Korean (Conversational)

Bar Admissions

  • California