Meet Daniel

Daniel Lee is running for Fort Bend County District Court Judge

Early Life

I was born and raised in Richardson, Texas in the 1980s to immigrant parents from the Philippines and Hong Kong. My mother was an elevator operator and my father was a waiter at a Chinese Restaurant in New York before they moved to Dallas, Texas, to open up one of the first Chinese Restaurants in Texas. 

In elementary school, I was one of the only four Asian and Asian American born students in a school of 600. I faced racial adversity from students and teachers every day I went to school. Facing this daily reality, I began to understand inequities in our society and vowed to become an advocate for the disenfranchised and I will fight to make sure the children of Fort Bend County do not need to experience such hardship.

Experience

I graduated from L.V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas, where I excelled on the Cross Country and Tennis team. In 2004, I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. In 2007, I graduated 

from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, in Houston where I was highlighted as a Dean’s List student and simultaneously worked at the Houston City Attorney’s Office. 

In 2007, I became an attorney during the Great Recession and worked for several civil litigation firms representing several National Title Companies. After taking on several pro bono cases in family law, I realized that there was not enough adequate representation for lower-income parties and lower-income families. I then created C.Y. Lee Legal Group with the purpose of providing competent legal services at reasonable costs for those suffering and lacking in the Post-Recession job market. Furthermore, I also went on to represent between 150 – 200 clients per year while still being part of the Houston Bar Association’s Equal Access Champions. Currently, I volunteer for the Houston Volunteers Lawyers Program and the Veteran’s Initiative. 

Knowing the law is a minimum requirement for being an attorney but, being a judge means being able to know the application of the facts and evidence to that legal knowledge. I have been the lead attorney for over 1,000 cases and I have tried hundreds of family law trials and hearings. As Judge, I will not be learning on the job, I will be leading. I bring a perspective and experience to the 505th District Court Bench different from my opponents that I believe truly show my abilities. I will strive to make decisions that provide the best outcomes for the youth, your family and the community.

Moving Forward

We have already begun shining a light on the need for improvement that exists in the 505th District Court. In just a few weeks, at the March 3rd Democratic Primary Election, we will show the people of Fort Bend County, the huge impact that a family law attorney with 12 years of legal experience and over 1,000 cases as lead counsel can make for our families and for our community. I cannot reach this goal without your continued support and I am asking all of my supporters to make a donation of $20, this 2020 to help Restore Justice to Families.

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Early Life

I was born and raised in Richardson, Texas in the 1980s to immigrant parents from the Philippines and Hong Kong. My mother was an elevator operator and my father was a waiter at a Chinese Restaurant in New York before they moved to Dallas, Texas, to open up one of the first Chinese Restaurants in Texas.
In elementary school, I was one of the only four Asian and Asian American born students in a school of 600. I faced racial adversity from students and teachers every day I went to school. Facing this daily reality, I began to understand inequities in our society and vowed to become an advocate for the disenfranchised and I will fight to make sure the children of Fort Bend County do not need to experience such hardship.

Experience

I graduated from L.V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas, where I excelled on the Cross Country and Tennis team. In 2004, I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. In 2007, I graduated
from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, in Houston where I was highlighted as a Dean’s List student and simultaneously worked at the Houston City Attorney’s Office.
In 2007, I became an attorney during the Great Recession and worked for several civil litigation firms representing several National Title Companies. After taking on several pro bono cases in family law, I realized that there was not enough adequate representation for lower-income parties and lower-income families. I then created C.Y. Lee Legal Group with the purpose of providing competent legal services at reasonable costs for those suffering and lacking in the Post-Recession job market. Furthermore, I also went on to represent between 150 – 200 clients per year while still being part of the Houston Bar Association’s Equal Access Champions. Currently, I volunteer for the Houston Volunteers Lawyers Program and the Veteran’s Initiative.
Knowing the law is a minimum requirement for being an attorney but, being a judge means being able to know the application of the facts and evidence to that legal knowledge. I have been the lead attorney for over 1,000 cases and I have tried hundreds of family law trials and hearings. As Judge, I will not be learning on the job, I will be leading. I bring a perspective and experience to the 505th District Court Bench different from my opponents that I believe truly show my abilities. I will strive to make decisions that provide the best outcomes for the youth, your family and the community.

Moving Forward

We have already begun shining a light on the need for improvement that exists in the 505th District Court. In just a few weeks, at the March 3rd Democratic Primary Election, we will show the people of Fort Bend County, the huge impact that a family law attorney with 12 years of legal experience and over 1,000 cases as lead counsel can make for our families and for our community. I cannot reach this goal without your continued support and I am asking all of my supporters to make a donation of $20, this 2020 to help Restore Justice to Families.

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