Gerald Bruce Lee
Judge Lee holds both his graduate and undergraduate degrees from American University. He obtained his Bachelors degree from the School of Communications in 1970, and his JD from the Washington College of Law in 1973. He participated in the clinical program as a law student.
After a nomination by President Clinton, he was confirmed as a United States District Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division in 1998. For over six years prior to his nomination he served as a trial judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit, Fairfax, Virginia. Before ascending to the bench, Judge Lee was a trial lawyer for 15 years, representing individuals and businesses in civil and criminal cases. He was a partner at Cohen, Dunn & Sinclair, PC, an Alexandria, Virginia law firm.
Judge Lee is an active member of the legal community and has served in several leadership roles. He was an elected member of the Virginia State Bar Council, Chairman of the General Practice of Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the American Bar Association General Practice Session, President of the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, and Chairman of the Judicial Selection Committee of the Alexandria Bar Association. Judge Lee has authored and co-authored over fifty continuing legal education outlines and legal publications on trial advocacy. He served as an editor of the Virginia Circuit Court Judge's Benchbook. As a member of the faculty of the National Judicial College, he helped develop the curriculum for the "Advanced General Jurisdiction Course" for experienced trial judges.