Gary J. Lee has spent his entire legal career in the employment/labor field, an interest that was sparked and nurtured while working for a nonprofit employment agency. During law school, he interned with the National Labor Relations Board, and then after graduating was appointed to a judicial clerkship with the U.S. Department of Labor in the Office of Administrative Law Judges. It was there that he was introduced to federal workers’ compensation law.
Originally working as a defense attorney, Gary has spent the past 30 years devoted to workers’ comp law. Since joining Boxer+Gerson in 2003, he represents injured workers exclusively and is proud to serve a diverse range of Bay Area clients — from unskilled laborers to tenured professors. Gary’s educational background in science helps him work closely with doctors to understand the medical aspects of each case. He also spends time reading and studying medicine so that he can use what he learns to help his clients on a deeper level.
Gary is very active in the Asian American community. He volunteered for the Asian Law Caucus, is a member of the Asian American Bar Association, and served on the board of directors of Asian Pacific Psychological Services (currently known as Community Health for Asian Americans). He currently serves on the board of directors of the Southeast Asian Community Center, which supports self-sufficiency, community empowerment, and cultural preservation for local residents.
Working on the front lines to help the underserved and underrepresented has long been a big priority for Gary.