Tera D. Lee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Bernardino, CA

Tera D. Lee Attorney at Law
202 East Airport Drive, Suite 100
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: 909-913-0065
Fax: 909-801-2647
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law (90%), Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Tera D. Lee, Esq. is a San Bernardino attorney representing clients throughout the Inland Empire, including but not limited to: Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Rancho Cucamonga, Highland, Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Redlands, Grand Terrace, Ontario, San Bernardino, Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley, Barstow, Riverside and Moreno Valley.  Mr. Lee established his own family law firm, TERA D. LEE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, in 2012.  Since then, he continues to practice primarily in the area of family law which includes: divorce, legal separation, establishing paternity, custody and visitation, grandparents rights, 3rd party visitation rights, spousal support, child support, property division, child abduction, Petitions under the Hague Convention, adoptions, name changes, surrogacy contracts, and domestic violence restraining orders.  He also practices in additional areas of law as: 1) a probate attorney--drafting and litigating disputes involving wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and the like; 2) an unlawful detainer attorney--pursuing and defending residential evictions; and 3) a criminal defense attorney--generally when the alleged crime relates to a family law matter or anticipated family law matter, such as domestic violence or driving under the influence.

With a genuine passion for the law, Tera D. Lee, Esq. represents his clients' interest by following one simple core value: improve the client's real-world life.  He is often quoted as saying, "Imagine I just won you a million-dollar settlement but against someone with no assets.  In that scenario, you would have paid me to get you a piece of paper worth what you paid me, not a million dollars.  Worse, you would never collect the million dollars.  Essentially, I would have done my job, lawfully earned my fees, and your real-world life would actually be worse--you traded real money to me for a million-dollar IOU."  As a result of this core principle the attorney and staff at TERA D. LEE ATTORNEY AT LAW strive to obtain orders that work for for their clients, not just on paper, but in their real-world lives.  They accomplish this by encouraging reasonable settlements, innovating novel solutions, and when necessary, zealously litigating positions that present favorably in court.

Mr. Lee earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and graduated as an active member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.  After graduation, Mr. Lee began attending Whittier Law School previously located in Costa Mesa.  There he spent three (3) semesters interning in the Whittier Law School Special Education Clinic helping under privileged families obtain free and appropriate public education for their special needs children.  Me. Lee earned his Juris Doctorate in Law, passed the California Bar Exam in a single try, and is currently admitted to practice law in the state of California.

As the owner of TERA D. LEE ATTORNEY AT LAW, his firm acquired multiple accolades.  Notably, Tera D. Lee, Esq. has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys since 2016 to present, and TERA D. LEE ATTORNEY AT LAW is A+ rated by the California Better Business Bureau.  

Actively involved in the legal profession, Mr. Lee is a member of the Riverside County Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, and The State Bar of California.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

About Tera D. Lee

Admitted: 2012, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.teradlee.com/firm

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Advocate for students with special needs, California Public School System
  • Little League baseball and softball coach

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Riverside County Bar Association, Member
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member

Educational Background

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Office Location for Tera D. Lee

202 East Airport Drive
Suite 100
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Phone: 909-913-0065

Fax: 909-801-2647

Last Updated: 12/18/2020

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