Nathan Lee, senior associate in Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, has been honored by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) with its 2021 “Young Lawyer Pro Bono Service Award.”
The award, granted by DAYL’s Equal Access to Justice Committee, recognized Lee for the “diversity, complexity, and impact” of his work in three recent significant pro bono cases. Representing an individual who had been convicted by a non-unanimous jury, Lee, along with a team of Alston & Bird attorneys, was able to secure freedom for his client who spent 36 years in prison after an unconstitutional conviction. Also, in one of the first cases in Texas permitting defendants to be served with summons via Facebook Messenger, Lee worked to secure a judgment against individuals who had defrauded an elderly couple out of their entire life savings. In addition, Lee led a team of Alston & Bird attorneys in a successful bench trial before Chief Judge Lynn of the Northern District of Texas under the Hague Convention in an attempt to reunite a father in Honduras with his children who had been taken to the United States by their mother.
Lee is active within Alston & Bird’s Dallas Pro Bono Committee, where he mentors others on pro bono matters.
The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers is the only bar organization in Dallas dedicated exclusively to the needs of young lawyers and the community service projects they are most passionate about.