Kurt E. Lee

As a longtime Sarasota resident, most people already know Kurt through his involvement at church or as a swim meet volunteer. To get Kurt talking however, ask him about his family. Kurt and his wife recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and they always seem to be working on a project (currently, it is raising monarch butterflies and building homes for Florida’s native bees). Kurt is also ready to share pictures and news regarding his United States Naval Academy Midshipman.

Born in Virginia and raised in New Jersey, Kurt moved to the west coast of Florida in 1993. He and his wife homeschooled their son while he swam for the Sarasota YMCA Sharks and, then, for Coach Ira Klein and the Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team.

 

Honors

Kurt was recently appointed by the Supreme Court of Florida to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners

Kurt previously served on the Supreme Court of Florida Committee on Standard Jury Instructions - Contract and Business Cases

Kurt is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martingale-Hubbell and Superb by Avvo

Kurt is a FINRA arbitrator

Education 

The George Washington University, BA, with honors (Go Colonials!)

University of Florida College of Law, JD, with honors (Go Gators!)

Board Certification

 BusinessLitigation.jpgKurt has been certified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer since 2002. Certification is a distinction achieved by less than 1% of the Bar and recognizes Kurt’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in business litigation and professionalism and ethics in practice. Certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation.

Court Admissions

Kurt is admitted to practice in:

All of Florida's state courts, including the Florida Supreme Court

Florida's Northern, Middle, and Southern federal district courts

The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

The Supreme Court of the United States of America