Judy Y. Lee

Judy Y. Lee

I love shopping!—because I practice in Hawai‘i, rather than wear basic black and navy suits, I can shop for suits in a rainbow of colors!

Judy’s practice focuses on estate planning and administration of trusts and estate by individuals and professional trustees. In addition, she has represented clients in contested will and trust matters.

She has assisted clients in establishing wills and trusts, implementing sophisticated estate planning techniques, administering and terminating trust estates, and resolving controversies concerning estate administration issues.

Judy is a Fellow with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  Since 2006, Judy has been recognized in Best Lawyers® and received the honor of being named 2014-2015 Honolulu Trust and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.


Frequent speaker at the Hawai‘i Tax Institute and other continuing legal education programs, as well as adjunct professor at University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law, Judy still manages to find time to participate in church activities and travel with family.


Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 1989
Santa Clara University, M.B.A., 1989
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, B.B.A. (with Honors), 1986


State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i


American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, Employee Benefits Committee Member
Certified Financial Planner™
Hawai‘i Tax Institute, Advisory Committee
Hawai‘i State Bar Association, Past Chair, Probate & Estate Planning Section
Hawai‘i Estate Planning Council, Past Director
Hawai‘i Baptist Foundation, Chair


The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year Trusts and Estates in Honolulu, 2015
Chambers, High Net Worth, 2019
Super Lawyers, 2019