July 3, 2017
Polsinelli’s Latrice Lee Honored as one of “40 Under 40 Best Advocates” by the National Bar Association

The National Bar Association has named Polsinelli Labor and Employment Associate Latrice Lee a recipient of its “40 Under 40 Best Advocates” award.

The National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American or Black attorneys and judges. The NBA’s 40 Under 40 program recognizes some of the country’s top lawyers, age 40 and under, who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including in innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community involvement. Lee will be recognized Aug. 2 at the NBA’s 92nd Annual Convention & Exhibit in Toronto, Canada.

“Latrice effectively advocates for  her clients and supports her community,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Russ Welsh. “We’re proud to see her earn this well-deserved award.”

As an associate in Polsinelli’s national Labor and Employment practice, Lee assists employers with a wide variety of employment and human resources issues, including preparing employee handbooks, responding to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges of discrimination and inquiries from governmental agencies. Lee also defends law suits that include federal and state claims of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, and national origin, as well as retaliation and violations under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Lee serves as President-Elect of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City – Young Lawyers Section, Community Advocacy Chair for the Junior League of Kansas City, and holds positions on the Board of Directors for non-profit organizations Global Birthing Home Foundation and the Chandler-Turner Scholarship Fund. She is a member of the Missouri Bar, National Bar Association, American Bar Association, Jackson County Bar Association, and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Lee earned her J.D., cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she served as the chair of the Trial Advocacy Board, and was a member of the Moot Court Board. She received a M.B.A. from Strayer University after completing a Bachelor of Science degree from South Carolina University.

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