With years of experience in Boston, Concord, and the greater-Boston area, I am able to evaluate your situation and make practical recommendations about how you should proceed.
I provide personal attention to each client’s case, offer affordable fee structures, and am available by phone, email, appointments, Skype, and texts. When you call my office, I recognize that you are calling about something that is important, and that you should expect a return phone call.
Initial phone consultations are free of charge.
Throughout my career I have successfully handled hundreds of insurance claims, law suits, and court cases, many of which were on a contingent fee basis, where the client pays only if he or she wins. If I cannot take your case as a contingent fee, I can often proceed with a set fee, or reasonable hourly rates.
The claims have included complex personal injury and litigation cases, catastrophic injuries, automobile, truck, bus, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, product liability, premises liability and slip and fall, consumer fraud, employment discrimination, women’s issues including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, civil rights, religious conflicts, Department of Children and Family Services cases, police misconduct, business litigation, environmental litigation, commercial litigation, dog bites, wrongful death, real estate, and medical malpractice.
In addition to my experience with civil cases, I have represented many criminal defendants in both state and federal court.
My father was raised in Kunming China, and my mother comes from the Commonwealth of Virginia. With a bi-cultural background I am often able to assist clients in understanding the American system, while appreciating and understanding their perspectives.
Many from the Chinese community remember my representation of Long Guang Huang, and the community’s hard work in supporting Mr. Huang. Many people calling the office are looking for a Chinese lawyer. While I do speak some Mandarin Chinese, I work with and need the assistance of Chinese translators to make sure that Chinese clients can communicate effectively. Fortunately members of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts are often available to represent Chinese clients.
As a woman lawyer, I provide a woman’s perspective when analyzing your case. I am always looking for a way to resolve your case, although many cases require prolonged attention and commitment.
I served as Chief of the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, and worked at a Boston law firm specializing in complex civil litigation. I began my career as a legal services attorney specializing in juvenile defense and education law, and was a partner at a small Boston law firm.
Currently I am focusing on litigation, particularly personal injury cases, but I continue to handle other matters, and am always happy to set up and work with a small corporation or llc. Many people look to me as their personal attorney, providing general practice advice and representation, as well as referrals to attorneys with other specialties. For catastrophic claims I partner with larger firms, making it possible for you to work with me, while benefiting from the resources of a larger firm.
UCLA, varsity gymnastics, political science
Hampshire College, BA
Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA
Chinese Language Classes, Kunming, China
Northeastern University School of Law Alumnae Association, Alumna of the Year
M.G.L. c. 93A Sec. 102, The Massachusetts Equal Rights Law. Drafting Committee. See Steven Johnson, The Massachusetts Equal Rights Law: A Short History, 34 BBJ 17, (March/April 1990).
M.G.L. c. 266 Sec. 120E, obstructing entry to or departure from medical facilities. Initial drafter. See M.G.L. c. 266 Sec. 20E1/2 regarding buffer zones at reproductive health facilities, McCullen v. Coakley, for subsequent legislation.
Lee, Virginia N. “Legislative Responses to Hate-Motivated Violence: The Massachusetts Experience and Beyond.“ Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review Vol 25, No. 2 (Summer, 1990): 287-340. Print.
- Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
- Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
- Massachusetts Criminal Bar Association
- New England Chinese Information & Networking Association (NECINA)
Long Guang Huang Case
Representing clients in many communities
Virginia Lee represents clients in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Stoughton, Concord, Acton, Lexington, Boxboro, Sudbury, Bedford, Andover, North Andover, Needham, Framingham, Quincy, Weymouth, Woburn, Stow, Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Carlisle, Dover, Sherborn, Ashland, Harvard, Ayer, Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, Wellesley, Lincoln, Weston, Wayland, Natick, Burlington, Malden, Medford, Waltham, Worcester, Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Sharon, Canton, Randolph, Milton, Billerica, Westford, Canton, Randolph, Boston University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, MIT, Lasell College, Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Worcester County, Plymouth County, Essex County.