Cecilia Lee

Adjunct Professor

Professor Lee has more than 30 years of experience practicing bankruptcy and commercial law. She has a long history of success for a diverse client base, including businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, and individuals.

Lee has represented clients in all primary aspects of bankruptcy practice, including debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, and trustees in chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13. She has represented clients in all aspects of bankruptcy appeals, including to the United States Supreme Court. Lee’s practice includes extensive experience in commercial transactions, secured transactions, and all aspects of Nevada law. Lee practices in Nevada courts on receiverships, collection matters, evictions, and other litigation related to debtor-creditor relations. She also represents businesses and individuals on general business matters and has worked on cases involving diverse industries and clients, including real estate and development, private equity, mining, water rights, construction, manufacturing, public housing, and transportation.

Lee is certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification and has been recognized as a business bankruptcy specialist in the state of Nevada since that time. She has earned an AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Lee is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the state and federal courts in Nevada and Oregon. Since 2012, Lee has served on Willamette Law's Leadership Cabinet.


  • JD, Willamette University, 1986
  • MS, University of Oregon, 1982
  • BA, Swarthmore College, 1980


  • Law 3015: Business Reorganizations