After 48 years practicing law, Alan Lee still looks forward to each day in the office. With a special focus on disability discrimination law and litigation, Alan has successfully represented many employers in both state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington. He has been lead trial attorney, achieving successful summary judgment decisions and defense jury verdicts.
Alan brings a well-rounded perspective to his practice, thanks to his past experience initially as a small-town trial attorney who represented both plaintiff and defendant clients in a variety of cases. However for the last 29 years, Alan has enjoyed exclusively representing employers. This rich perspective has proved invaluable in helping our firm’s clients avoid or minimize the significant risk and exposure inherent in employment litigation, and dealing with challenging employees within the context of the client’s particular organization and long-term goals.
Alan particularly enjoys working closely with clients to help them develop effective management strategies for coping with their employees who have claimed workplace injuries, disabilities, need for family medical leave, or performance issues and potential discipline/termination issues. Clients appreciate and depend on Alan’s deep experience and vast knowledge base.
Away from the office, Alan enjoys reading, gardening, skiing, sailing, running, and as a “foodie”, exploring all of Portland’s fine restaurants with his wife and best friend, Laurie. Alan counts as his highest honor to have been blessed with a wonderful family including Laurie and their five children and four grandchildren (and counting).
Alan has authored numerous articles including:
- Reasonable Accommodation Procedures Manual, 1992
- Co-authored "A Manager's Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act", 1991
- Title 1 Client Summary: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
- Title 1 Employment , Client Q&A: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
- Title II (A) Public Services, Client Q&A: Disability Leave, Return to Work, or Termination, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
- 11th Hour Disability Claims: Too Late? – Bullard Annual Labor and Employment Law Briefing, October 2012
- Identifying and Developing Key Strategies: Managing the Comprehensive and Complex ADA Implications to Your Organization's Bottom Line – Rogue Valley Society Human Resource Management Association, May 2011
- Background Checks and Pre-employment Testing in Hiring: EEOC Investigations on the Rise – Bullard Workshop, June 2010
- Job Descriptions & Fitness for Duty FMLA & ADA Outline – Bullard Workshop, April 2010
- MS and the Workplace – National Multiple Sclerosis Society, October 2009
- A Practical Look at the New FMLA Regulations – Bullard FMLA Webinar, January 2009
- ADA Developments, Multigenerational Workforce, OFLA/FMLA Update, Effective Supervisory Skills/Performance Evaluations – Medford Rogue Valley Society for Human Resource Management Association, May 2008
- Litigation Update – Bullard Annual Labor and Employment Law Briefing, October 2007
- Light Duty & Family Leave – Bullard Workshop, July 2007
- Managing Absences – Port of Portland, May 2007
- Medical Marijuana, Methamphetamine and Workplace Drug Issues – Bullard Workshop, August 2005
- Managing Issues Associated with Telecommuting and Remote Access to Confidential and Proprietary Information – Bullard Workshop, June 2005
- Violence in the Workplace – Oregon Department of Transportation, 2002: Is it Undue Accommodation and Reasonable Hardship or What? – Bullard Workshop, July 2002
- Dealing with the Stressed-Out Employee – Bullard Workshop, July 2001