Lee, an Albany native, attended Williams College, where he played football and graduated in 1998 with a degree in History. After graduation, Lee attended the University of Connecticut School of Law and concentrated his studies in Constitutional and Criminal Law. In 2023, Lee graduated, magna cum laude, from Albany Law School with an LLM in Financial Compliance and Risk Management.

 After receiving his commission in the Marine Corps during law school, Lee returned to active duty in January 2003 and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. During his three and a half years on active duty with the Marines, Lee worked as a Judge Advocate, first in Legal Assistance, and then as the prosecutor for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. In September 2005, he deployed to Iraq as a Battalion Judge Advocate and was stationed in Fallujah until April 2006. Now part of the Marine Corps Reserve, he is awaiting promotion to Colonel and currently serves as the Deputy Head of the Preliminary Hearing Detachment.

 In private practice, Lee has represented clients in some of the area’s most high-profile criminal cases. From those hard-fought courtroom battles and dozens of trial verdicts, he has used his experience to benefit clients across the legal spectrum. Lee has represented victims and witnesses, kids caught up in Raise the Age and has been a Special Prosecutor. 

As a practitioner, Lee understands that IT’S TIME for a new approach to fix the Albany County DA’s office.  He has the experience and know-how to get it done. It’s time to stop the pipeline of guns and drugs into Albany County. It’s time to put resources into alternative treatment courts. It’s time to stop making excuses and bring order back to the law in the Albany County District Attorney’s office.

Lee lives in the Town of New Scotland with his wife and three boys.  Active in his community, he’s coached youth baseball, basketball and the occasional flag football game.  He has been a board member of Tri-Village Little League, City Rocks Basketball and Veterans Connect Center. He is also a member of the American Legion, VFW and Ancient Order of Hibernians.