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Judge Richard Y. Lee Judicial Profile

Judge Richard Young Lee received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his J.D. from USC School of Law. After passing the California bar in 1997, he became a research attorney at the Los Angeles Superior Court until joining Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, & Walker LLP in 1998 where he practiced employment law. In 2001, he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California. He was appointed to the bench in 2010 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has also taught courses in trial advocacy and children and the justice system at UCI School of Law. He is a republican.



West Orange County Bar Association Franklin G. West Judge of the Year

2013 - Constitutional Rights Foundation James P. Gray Judge of the Year



The Honorable Richard Y. Lee's Ten Years on the Bench – UCI Law Korean Law Center – October 8, 2020

28th Asian Business Association Orange County Annual Awards & Gala – November 9, 2019



Orange County Superior Court - Local Rules

The Robing Room - Hon. Richard Y. Lee

The Honorable Richard Y. Lee - UCI Law

Orange County Korean American Bar Association Applauds the Confirmation of OC KABA Member and Former Director, Richard Lee, to the Orange County Superior Court - Business Wire

Schwarzenegger Nominates Justices for Three Courts of Appeal - Metropolitan News-Enterprise

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