Attorney Linell Lee was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1963. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1987 where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation, Ms. Lee began teaching middle school English and speech classes. She then moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a congressional legislative assistant and speechwriter. Her congressional legislative duties concentrated in the areas of Social Security, health care, education, and women’s issues. Ms. Lee moved to Pittsburgh in 1990 to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she graduated with her Juris Doctor in 1993. While in law school, attorney Lee was awarded a PLISF scholarship for an internship in the Juneau Public Defender’s Office in Juneau, Alaska. She also interned for the Federal Public Defender of the Western District of Pennsylvania and worked as a law clerk in the Allegheny General Hospital Legal Department.
Ms. Lee began her legal career as a judicial law clerk in Armstrong County with the Honorable Kenneth Valasel and the Honorable Joseph Nickleach. She later taught paralegal courses at the Western School of Health and Business Careers. Ms. Lee then joined the non-profit organization KidsVoice as a staff attorney, representing abused and neglected children in dependency proceedings in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division, Juvenile Section. She also worked as a family law attorney in Allegheny County, representing clients in adult and juvenile Family Division Court proceedings where she gained extensive courtroom experience.
Ms. Lee joined Berger and Green, P.C. in 2010 as a Social Security disability attorney, representing disabled individuals in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia in Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases. Attorney Lee enjoys disability law because she believes in advocating for people who are struggling to work due to their disabling conditions. She is an upfront attorney who builds credible cases with her clients, sharing with them the strengths and weaknesses of their case. She urges her clients to stay in medical treatment and focus on their health throughout the process while she handles their disability case.
Attorney Lee is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania State and Federal Courts and in all Social Security Courts in the United States. Ms. Lee is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) and the Allegheny County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Social Security Practitioners Committee.
In her spare time, Attorney Lee enjoys giving back and volunteering. She is an active member in the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) community and is devoted to supporting and raising money for MS awareness.
Attorney Lee takes great pride in advocating for individuals who are no longer able to work due to their disabilities. She is committed to serving her clients with compassion, honesty, and respect.
Areas of Practice
- Social Security Disability (SSD)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- J.D. – 1993
- Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
- B.S. – 1987
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
- Allegheny County Bar Association, Social Security Practitioners Committee
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), Member
Pro Bono Activities
- Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Family Division Pro Se Program
- Neighborhood Legal Services Pro Bono PFA and Custody Programs