- The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2006
- Co-Editor in Chief, Texas Journal of Women and the Law, 2005-2006
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, with highest distinction, 2003
- North Carolina State Bar
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits
- U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
- The Supreme Court of the United States
- Member of the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors, 2015-2018.
- Secretary for the Young Lawyers Division of the N.C. Bar Association, 2014.
- N.C. State Bar Delegate to the ABA’s House of Delegates, 2009-2011.
- Member of the N.C. Bar Association Administrative Law Section Council (term expiring 2022); Diversity Committee Chair, 2019-2020.
- Chair of the N.C. Bar Association Annual Meeting Committee, 2019-2020.
- Serves on Board of Operation Kids on Guard, Inc.
- Troop Officer, Girl Scouts of America.
- N.C. Bar Association’s Charles F. Blanchard Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2009.
- N.C. Bar Association’s Robinson O. Everett Award, 2017.
- Recognized since 2012 on the North Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list.
- Rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell®.
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Catherine E. Lee’s legal practice focuses on employment law, administrative law, civil litigation, and contract disputes, with an emphasis on matters involving state occupational / professional licensing boards and public employment.
Ms. Lee was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ms. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science with highest distinction in 2003. She attended law school at The University of Texas School of Law, where she received her law degree with honors in 2006 and served as Co-Editor in Chief of the Texas Journal of Women and the Law (2005-2006).
A member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association, in 2009, she received the N.C. Bar Association’s Charles F. Blanchard Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. She also received the Robinson D. Everett Professionalism Award in 2017. She served as a N.C. State Bar Delegate to the ABA’s House of Delegates from 2009-2011, and has served on the combined Board of Governors to the N.C. Bar Association and Board of Directors to the N.C. Bar Foundation.