Cozen O’Connor: Lee, Robert D.

Robert D. Lee

Member

Seattle

(206) 224-1244

(206) 456-4350

Robert D. Lee focuses his practice on product liability and complex tort litigation, including representation of product manufacturers, hotel chains, and retailers in cases involving premises liability, breach of contract, dram shop, business disputes, and business torts.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert B. Kugler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and also participated in Cozen O’Connor’s Summer Associate Program.

Robert earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.  He earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, where he was awarded the William H. Marutani Fellowship for Public Service and was a member of the Rutgers Community Dispute Resolution Committee, which helped mediate disputes referred by the Camden City Municipal Court.

News

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

April 03, 2017

The management committee is pleased to welcome a particularly qualified group to membership, composed of outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to the firm and the legal community at large.

Cozen O’Connor Announces 2008 First Year Associates In Philadelphia

November 22, 2008

Cozen O'Connor has announced that its 2008 first year associates in the Philadelphia office have been admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. These new associates were sworn in to the Bar by the Honorable Susan Peikes Gantman, Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. “We are quite proud of this energetic group and offer them congratulations as they embark on their legal careers as attorneys at Cozen O'Connor,” said Thomas A. Decker, president and CEO of Cozen O'Connor.

Publications

Sessions Jeopardizes Safe Haven for Cannabis Industry [Cannabis Alert]

January 11, 2018

Robert Lee and Heidi Schwartz discuss the possible impact of Attorney General Sessions recision of the Cole Memo on the Cannabis Industry.

Sessions Targets Pot, But Six Bills Could Keep the Industry Rolling [Cannabis Industry Alert]

September 29, 2017

In May, Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions sent a letter to Congress that zeroed in on the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, a cornerstone of federal cannabis legislation that has handcuffed the Department of Justice from using its resources to enforce the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in states with marijuana-legalization laws.

Has the DEA Overstepped by Codifying Marijuana Extracts, Including CBD, as Schedule 1 Substances? [Cannabis Industry Alert]

March 08, 2017

Robert Lee discusses a new ruling released by the DEA establishing all marijuana extracts, not just THC, as illegal under federal law.

Lack of Federal Cannabis Regulations Continue to Foster Health and Safety Concerns [Cannabis Industry Alert]

February 02, 2017

Robert Lee and Rachael Wallace discuss the health and safety concerns created by a federally unregulated cannabis industry.

Financial Institutions Continue to Bank on Status Quo with New Round of Marijuana Account Closures [Cannabis Industry Alert]

October 26, 2016

Robert Lee and Rachael Wallace discuss big banks’ refusal to service marijuana-related businesses.

Ninth Circuit Enjoins DOJ from Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Growers, But Future Uncertain [Cannabis Industry Alert]

September 15, 2016

Robert Lee and Rachael Wallace discuss a recent (and unexpected) Ninth Circuit decision that barred the Department of Justice from pursuing criminal prosecutions of individuals from California and Washington who had strictly complied with state medical marijuana regulations.

Collectibility in Legal Malpractice Suits - A Required Element in Proving Damages: Schmidt v. Coogan [Commercial Litigation Alert]

November 13, 2012

Collectibility in Legal Malpractice Suits - A Required Element in Proving Damages: Schmidt v. Coogan - Commercial Litigation Alert - In Schmidt v. Coogan, No. 41279-9-II, 2012 WL 5331567 (October 30, 2012), the Washington Court of Appeals held that (1) collectibility is a required component in determining legal malpractice damages and (2) the failure to prove collectibility is fatal to a plaintiff trying to establish damages in a legal malpractice action.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 19, 2019 - Seattle, WA

2018 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 19, 2018 - Seattle, WA

2017 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 28, 2017 - Seattle, WA

2016 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 09, 2016 - Seattle, WA

2015 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 18, 2015 - Seattle, WA

2014 Seattle Insurance Seminar

September 25, 2014 - Seattle, WA

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, J.D., 2008
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2003
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington
  • Commonwealth Court Of Pennsylvania
  • Court Of Common Pleas - Philadelphia County
  • Court Of Common Pleas- Montgomery County
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • Washington Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington