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Justin V. Lee
Justin V. Lee
Senior Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation
Senior Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation

Justin V. Lee


Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Justin V. Lee

Experience Highlights

  • Served as lead counsel in a jury trial involving a dispute between members of a limited liability company. Obtained a directed verdict at the conclusion of evidence, dismissing two of the four defendants and dismissing claims for conversion, fraud, theft of services, and declaratory relief against the remaining defendants

  • Member of a trial team that successfully represented a government contractor in a jury trial involving claims for breach of contract and fraud

  • Member of a trial team that successfully represented a limited partner in a jury trial involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud

  • Assisted in defending a commercial real estate company in a bench trial involving claims for declaratory relief under the Texas Declaratory Judgments Act

  • Assisted in representing a Part 142 flight training center in an agency appeal before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a major air carrier on a personal injury claim

  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of a foreign manufacturer from a products liability lawsuit involving an offshore helicopter crash

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer on claims for fraud and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

  • Obtained dismissal of an out-of-state fuel provider from a personal injury lawsuit involving an aircraft crash in Central Texas

  • Obtained judgment for damages on behalf of a Part 135 charter flight company for nonpayment of services


  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., 2004
  • Judicial extern to The Honorable Richard Schell, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation (Dallas), 2022
  • Recognized at The Gathering for service as a pilot and commander of an Army Chinook unit in Afghanistan, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), 2018
  • Rockwall Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Rockwall & Heath Lacrosse, Inc., Board of Directors (2018–2021)
  • J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, Board of Directors
  • Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • “Plot Your Course: How to Avoid Pre-Suit Issues,” ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Aviation and Space Law Conference, Washington, D.C.,October 25, 2019 (panelist)
  • “Recent Developments in Aviation Law,” 52nd Annual SMU Air Law Symposium, Irving, Texas, April 5, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Recent Developments in Aviation Law,” 83 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 193, 2018 (author)