Education Bar and Court Admissions Languages Spoken
J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2009
B.A., Fordham University, 2003
US Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida
US Bankruptcy Court
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Haksoo Stephen Lee is a Korean-American attorney practicing in the areas of creditors’ rights, civil litigation, and business litigation. Some of Stephen’s current clients include large institutional lenders, high net-worth individuals, and local residents.
Stephen graduated from Fordham University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. At Fordham University, he was inducted into the National Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society, was listed on the Dean’s List, and received the Loyola Scholarship for academic performance and leadership ability. During his time at Fordham, Stephen worked as a Deputy Clerk for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Before attending law school, Stephen studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and worked as an Associate Youth Pastor and a Hospital Chaplain, where he earned American CPE Chaplaincy Certification.
Stephen received his Juris Doctor in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame Law School. While at Notre Dame, Stephen participated in the Intensive Trial Advocacy program developed and taught by the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. In addition, Stephen served as a student-attorney licensed by the Indiana State Bar at the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic.
As a student-attorney, Stephen represented indigent clients in the areas of trusts/estates and religious/non-profit law. Stephen also served as a student Public Defender in the Juvenile Justice Center. Stephen interned for Judge Dees in the Northern District of Indiana Bankruptcy Court, Judge Weissbrodt in the Northern District of California Bankruptcy Court, and the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Debra L. Miller.
Stephen was a summer associate at Hwang Mok Park and at electronics maker LG Corporation in Seoul, South Korea. Before starting The Law Offices of H.S. Stephen Lee, PA, Haksoo was an bankruptcy and litigation associate at a nation-wide law firm (Am Law 200) and worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Lewis M. Killian, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Florida. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his wife and three children.
Professional and Community Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- American Inns of Court
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay
“Planning For Your Day In Small Claims Court“ – Legal Ease Blog , The Tampa Tribune – May 10, 2015
7.25.2012 – “Asset Disposition: Arrows in a Quiver”
Southeast Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Conference 2012.
3.16.2012 – “Evidence and Experts in the Challenging World of Valuation.”
20th Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West.