About Nelson Lee
Nelson Kuo Hua Lee is an EB-5 immigration attorney and president and founding partner of Lee & Lee, PS, a law firm experienced in assisting clients with the experiential and language challenges that the U.S. legal system may present to non-native individuals. Lee & Lee, PS also works in customs and international law and adjustment of status, as well as government contracts, antitrust cases, employment claims, insurance coverage, real estate and commercial disputes, criminal defense, and personal injury.
Attorney Lee has appeared in over 25 speaking engagements across China, educating prospective investors in EB-5 program basics and the ways in which they can educate themselves to protect against fraud, misrepresentation, and disappointment. He has also testified before members of the Washington State legislature about the benefits of the EB-5 program to the state economy, and how the program might be used to fund much needed civil construction projects. In just the past two years, Attorney Lee has helped immigrant investors submit over 90 successful I-526 petitions.
Attorney Lee is a former senior deputy prosecutor with the King County prosecuting attorney’s office, with over 100 cases tried successfully before a jury during his 17-year career there. He has prosecuted many high-profile cases, including those involving capital murder, sexual assault, and fraud. When not working on cases within the civil arena, attorney Lee dedicates his time to pro bono cases, volunteer work at the International District Legal Clinic, and coaching of moot court and trial advocacy contestants (including those participating in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition).
His activities and professional titles include being a pro-tem judge for the City of Lake Forest Park, the president and legal advisor for the Hong Kong Association of Washington Foundation, a former pro-tem judge for the City of Federal Way, a former adjunct professor at University of Washington Law School, a former adjunct professor of Seattle University Law School, a member of the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and a lecturer for the Japanese Ministry of Justice and the King County Law Enforcement Personnel Conference. Attorney Lee was voted a “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in 2004. He was also voted a “Rising Star of the Washington State Bar Association” by Superlawyers.
Attorney Lee received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and his Juris Doctor from the Pepperdine University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the State of Washington and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Attorney Lee is fluent in Mandarin and Japanese.
Answers to EB-5 10 Questions Answered
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