Joanne M. Lee

Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Law's Austin Office

Ms. Joanne M. Lee received her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music and a Masters of Music from Northwestern University.

During her summers in law school, Ms. Lee worked as a law clerk for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. She also worked as a law clerk for personal injury firms in Seattle, Washington. She assisted in drafting medical malpractice demands, tort claims, declarations, and interrogatories. During her last year of law school, Ms. Lee externed at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office of General Counsel – Torts Division. As an extern, she conducted veteran claimant interviews and researched various issues relating to medical malpractice claims. Ms. Lee’s desire to gain courtroom experience led her to an externship with a public defense firm. She drafted motions and memoranda, participated in arraignment and pretrial hearings, and assisted counsel in trial preparation and client interviews.

Through Ms. Lee’s diverse background and experiences, she has learned the importance of hard work, patience, and resilience. She is committed to ardently representing her clients and developing trust and thoughtful communication with every client.

Prior to law school, Ms. Lee was a performing classical pianist and private piano instructor. In her free time, Ms. Lee enjoys attending classical music concerts, skiing, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

PRACTICE AREAS

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Washington (pending)

EDUCATION

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington (J.D.)
    • Cum Laude
    • King County Bar Foundation Scholar
    • Dean’s Diversity Scholarship
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing and Intro to Financial Technology
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (M.M.)
    • Graduate Merit Scholarship
  • Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio (B.M.)
    • Presidential Merit Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS

  • Stackhouse K, Devendra G, Hart S, Elmallah W, Lee J, Krasuski R. Could Health Care Reform Reduce the Gap in Racial Disparities in Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes? The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2012; 31(4):S61.

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