Lee Heit is a litigation attorney with Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP in New York. Lee specializes in civil tort litigation, including automobile actions, premise liability actions, uninsured/ underinsured motorist benefits, labor law and general defense matters. Lee has handled cases from inception through trial including appellate work, mediations and arbitrations.
Lee began her career in 1993 as a litigation and trial attorney, and in 2001, formed her own firm focusing on personal injury law, defending individuals, corporations, municipalities, and insurance companies. Lee’s firm also handled landlord/tenant law, contract law, family law, and estate law.
In addition to her law practice, Lee has always advocated for those in need. Lee chairs the Advisory Board of Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest food bank. Lee has donated countless hours of pro bono legal work in addition to speaking at press conferences and local schools, and delivering, sorting and distributing food to the hungry of Long Island. She also served on and chaired the legislation committee for the Half Hollow Hills School district for about 15 years, advocating at the state capitol for school funding and teaching students about legislation and negotiating.
Touro Law Center, Juris Doctorate 1992;
Stony Brook University, B.A.1989
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100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States of America
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Joint Service Committee on Military Justice
New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association
American Bar Association
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Certificate of Merit from Assemblyman Raia and Sentator Flanagan for work with Island Harvest
Outstanding Volunteer Leader Award from Island Harvest
Touro College Award for Special Service
Public Interest Law Fellow of Touro College for work with the Coalition Against Domestic Violence