John Lee holds a masters degree in meteorology and has experience as an environmental consultant and attorney whose scientific background provides a bridge between the legal and technical aspects of a case. Mr. Lee's practice has concentrated in complex coverage litigation in an environmental context.
Currently, Mr. Lee is primary counsel representing the former mayor of La Paz, Bolivia, in a case pending before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
University of Wisconsin, B.S. (meteorology), 1985
University of Wisconsin, M.S. (meteorology), 1988
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1998
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2005
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2007
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Chicago Bar Association
American Meteorological Society, Chicago Chapter
Center for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame University/Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University: pro bono attorney, 1999-present
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
- "The Underlying Legal Theory To Support a Well-Defined Human Right to a Healthy Environment as a Principle of Customary International Law," 25 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, No. 2, at 283-346 (Spring 2000).
"Global Warming Has Not Inspired Wave of Lawsuits," Business Insurance (April 30, 2012).
"Special Report: Environmental Audit Immunity Laws and Self-Disclosure Policies: A State-By-State Comparison," 35 Env't. Rep. (BNA) No. 28, at S2-S87 (July 9, 2004). (Reprinted as the inaugural edition of BNA's EHS Strategies, No. 1, August 2004).
"Special Report: Environmental Audit Immunity Laws: A State-By-State Comparison," 28 Env't. Rep. (BNA) No. 7, at 331-56 (June 13, 1997). (Reprinted in: 21 Chem. Reg. Rep. (BNA) No. 14, at 381-406, July 4, 1997; LawResearch.com's Article of the Month for August, 1998).