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PO BOX 4548


Office: 910.399.3447 - Direct: 910.833.8930

Zoning & Land Use

Commercial Real Estate


Wake Forest University School of Law 

JD, cum laude,1997

Order of the Barristers Honor Society 

National Trial Team Member 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BA, 1991 


North Carolina

South Carolina

United States District Court

Eastern District of North Carolina

Middle District of North Carolina

Western District of North Carolina

Achievements & Superlatives

North Carolina Senate, 2014-2018

Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Real Estate

Law & Politics Magazine, North Carolina Super Lawyers, Real Estate

Best of the Best, Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2014

Best Lawyers® - The Best Lawyers of America

Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating*

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies


North Carolina Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association

New Hanover County Bar Association

Legislative Committee of Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section

Community Involvement

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Member

Rotary Club, Member

North Carolina Courts Commission, Member

Park Sterling Bank, Advisory Board Member

 Hon. Michael Lee served as a North Carolina State Senator from 2014-2018.  While in the legislature, Michael served as the co-chair of the Education Policy and Appropriations Committee. Prior to his service in the NC Senate, Michael served on the NCDOT Board of Transportation and Chaired the NC Port Authority.  


Michael is the father of four children, two dogs and has been a resident of the Cape Fear Region for over 20 years. He is a graduate of UNC-CH and obtained his law degree with honors from Wake Forest University.  


Michael has received numerous superlatives through the years such as being included in The Best Lawyers of America directory, Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite, and Law & Politics Magazine Super Lawyer designation.  


Finally, Michael stays very active in the area of NC government policy through his involvement as a former legislator and a Hunt|Kean Leadership Fellow.

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