Of Counsel

David W. Lee is an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. He is a skilled litigator in the areas of appellate law, civil rights and employment and labor law. Mr. Lee previously served as Chief of the Criminal and Federal Divisions of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office for three Riggs Abney Attorneys General: Robert H. Henry, Michael C. Turpen, and Jan Eric Cartwright.

Mr. Lee is the author of the treatise “Handbook of Section 1983 Litigation,” published by Wolters Kluwer. This treatise also appears on Wolters Kluwer’s online research platform, Cheetah.

Mr. Lee also serves as a hearing officer for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation with regard to appeals of denials of Self Defense Act (concealed handgun) applications.

Notable Cases

Thompson v. Oklahoma, 487 U. S. 815 (1988)
Burlington Northern v. Oklahoma Tax Commission, 481 U. S. 454 (1987)
Oklahoma v. Castleberry, 471 U. S. 146 (1985)
Eddings v. Oklahoma, 455 U. S. 104 (1982).

Section 1983 Cases argued in the 10th Circuit include:

Estate of Lockett v. Fallin, 841 F.3d 1098 (10th Cir. 2016)
Graham v. Sheriff of Logan County, 741 F.3d 1118 (10th Cir. 2013)
Hernandez v. Ridley, 734 F.3d 1254 (10th Cir. 2013)
Campbell v. City of Spencer, 682 F.3d 1278 (10th Cir. 2012) Mascorro v. Billings, 656 F.3d 1198 (10th Cir. 2011)
Martinez v. Beggs, 563 F.3d 1082 (10th Cir. 2009)
Martin v. City of Del City, 179 F.3d 882 (10th Cir. 1999)
Smith v. City of Enid, 149 F.3d 1151 (10 th Cir. 1995).

Office: 405-843-9909
Cell: 405-820-7549
Fax: 405-842-2913
Address: Riggs Abney
528 NW 12th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Email: dwlee@riggsabney.com
Click to access the login or register cheese