Lee grew up in Woods Cross, Utah in a family of 10. After high school he spent time logging in Washington State for a year to pay for his mission, and was called just one hour further north of where he was working to the Canada Vancouver Mission.
Lee graduated from the University of Utah with his JD in 1999, where he was a published member of the Utah Law Review. He was a member of the National Moot Court Team where he and his team won the western regional, defeating the team from BYU in the finals, and advancing to the National quarterfinals in New York before losing to the team from the University of Texas.
Lee clerked for Judge Gregory K. Orme at the Utah Court of Appeals after graduation then joined the law firm of Kirton McConkie in 2000 in their International Law Practice Section. In 2001, Lee was asked by the Office of General Counsel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to assist their operations in Africa as Associate Area Legal Counsel. He lived for two years in South Africa with his family, dealing with various international legal issues on behalf of the Church and he has a special love for that area of the world.
In 2004 Lee accepted the position as Associate General Counsel for Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, where he managed litigation, trademarks, and all international issues facing Mrs. Fields, TCBY, Pretzelmaker, and other brands held by Mrs. Fields Famous Brands. He retained an of counsel position at Kirton McConkie during this in house experience and in June of 2008 returned full time to the law firm.
Lee has served as a fellow at the BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies, he has served as President of the International Section of the Utah State Bar, he is currently the Section Chair of the International Section at Kirton McConkie, is a member of the board of the Salt Lake Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and is a member of the Pro Bono Subcommittee for the Salt Lake Chapter.
Outside of the practice of law, Lee serves in the Stake Presidency of the Centerville Utah Stake for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he is married to Tricia Streiff and they are the proud parent of six children ranging from 7 to 21 years of age.