Firm Operations Manager and Whittier Law School student Sean Lee believes that laws “should be administered with a measure of grace.” That's what he'll bring to his practice in the future and what he brings to Shouse Law Group now.
Sean is at the center of firm operations and administration. His responsibilities include intake, outreach and client relations. He also provides litigation support on a variety of matters, including domestic violence, petty theft, DUI and license suspension issues.
Having scored in the 97th percentile on the law school admissions test, Sean entered Whittier's night program this year. His sights are set on criminal defense. “People's rights get trampled on all the time, whether it's by the police, the dreaded DMV or corporate America,” he observes. “At our firm, we go to bat for these people. We help them fight back.”
Sean appreciates that people need other kinds of help, too. As part of a missionary training program at the University of the Nations, School of Biblical Studies, he's made multiple trips to remote regions of the Philippines to build roads and volunteer at orphanages.
As Assistant Director of External Affairs for Wheat Mission Ministries (Southern California), Sean secured grants from corporate donors like Ralph's and Bank of America to aid children with physical and developmental disabilities.
He's also taught SAT-prep classes in math and critical reading.
Sean is a student of American government as well as law. When he breaks away from client phone calls and legal casebooks, he turns to historical biographies. He considers John Adams to be a personal role model and counts David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography on the esteemed founding father as one of his favorite books.
A graduate of University of California Los Angeles, Sean is a devoted Bruins football fan. The self-styled “connoisseur of beers” also plays baseball with an amateur-adult league.
Sean is married and actively involved with his church and the Korean-American community. He is fluent in Korean.