Boston University School of Law

March 21, 2008


David H. Lee ('73) speaks to Family Law class at BU Law

Recognized both locally and nationally as a preeminent Family Law practitioner, David H. Lee (’73) recently spoke with a group of students in Professor Linda McClain’s Family Law class about the skills needed to work in matrimonial practice.

Drawing on his extensive experience handling both premarital and divorce agreements, Lee discussed the delicate balance of handling both the emotional and legal aspects of matrimonial law and skills cruial to those interested in working within the field. Lee went on to cover property distribution and spousal support, as well as developing problem solving skills to troubleshoot on the job. He spoke later in the day at a student luncheon about his developed interest in the specialty.

“I believe bringing David Lee, and others from BU's impressive alumni
roster, into the classroom is a valuable method of educating students,” said McClain, who stated students in the class benefited greatly from Lee’s visit. “Students who are considering a career in Family Law told me they found his talk both energizing and inspiring,” said McClain.

A graduate of both BU Law and Tufts University (’69, cum laude), Lee was admitted to the Bar of Massachusetts in 1973 as well as to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. Lee has been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1978, a past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of AAML, a former member of the national Board of Governors and a director of the AAML Charitable Foundation. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the Board of Managers of the Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inns of Court.

Lee is a frequent speaker and author of articles in the area of Family Law on a variety of topics, including divorce tax law, business valuations, stock options and retirement interests in property division, spousal and child support, division of gifted and inherited property, trial practice and procedure, appellate advocacy and other post-judgment remedies, separation agreements, child custody, prenuptial agreements, paternity, and analysis of Massachusetts Family Law case decisions, statutes and rules. He also serves as a guest lecturer at several Boston area law schools.

Reported by Sara Gelston