Lee C. Weatherly
Lee has been lead counsel in over 75 jury trials and is an active member of both the South Carolina and Kentucky Bars. He has tried cases to verdict involving medical malpractice, premises liability, automobile and motor carrier liability, business and commercial litigation, employment litigation, and property disputes.
Lee’s current practice focuses on cases involving medical malpractice, hospitality and retail liability, and premises liability.
Lee is frequently able to reduce the cost of litigation for his clients by drafting and arguing successful motions for summary judgment or motions to dismiss. These efforts have resulted in the dismissal of numerous cases for medical professionals, health care organizations, restaurants, retail businesses, HOA boards of directors, correctional health care organizations and medical providers, saving them the extensive cost of complex and lengthy litigation. When cases must proceed past the initial stages, Lee is experienced in efficiently developing a litigation strategy through discovery and successfully resolving claims in mediation, or at trial if necessary.
Lee has been published numerous times and frequently speaks to professional groups such as The CLM, Societies for Health Care Risk Management, The South Carolina Bar, and The South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. Lee is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating. Lee was voted into The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in summer of 2020.