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Robert J. Lee

(310) 927-7458
(310) 532-7395
Robert J. Lee

Robert Lee is a partner in the El Segundo office and currently serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Carson.  Robert advises city clients and other public agencies in a wide variety of practice areas including contracts and public works, land use and zoning, and real estate.  Robert provides legal counsel on the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, the Subdivision Map Act, affordable housing matters, and former redevelopment agency issues, and also has extensive experience with purchasing procedures and policies, contract formation and negotiation, as well as drafting and amending ordinances and resolutions. His real estate experience includes preparation and negotiation of agreements for acquisitions, dispositions, leases, finance, and development, for both improved and unimproved real property. 

Prior to joining the firm, Robert worked for 11 years, first at Green, de Bortnowsky & Quintanilla, LLP, serving as Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City and Victorville, then later at the Law Offices of Quintanilla & Associates, serving as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Rancho Mirage, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Desert Hot Springs, Interim Deputy City Attorney for the City of Moreno Valley, and Deputy General Counsel for numerous other public agencies.  Robert also served as the Rancho Mirage Planning Commission General Counsel for 6 years.

Robert is barred in both California and Illinois. Prior to his practice in municipal law, Robert worked as both a corporate lawyer and as a litigator in both California and Illinois.  Robert also spent several years in Chicago representing Fortune 500 companies in real estate, land use and eminent domain matters.

Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, and received his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio.