Christopher W. Lee, Esq.

Chris Lee is a gifted associate attorney at Wallin & Klarich. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Mr. Lee understands that clients who come to him are worried about their future and what will happen in their case. He is ready to answer all of those questions.

Mr. Lee represents our clients in all types of criminal matters, including juvenile crimes, DMV and traffic matters, theft crimes, DUI cases, misdemeanors and serious felonies. No matter what type of criminal charges his clients are facing, Mr. Lee aggressively defends them.

Why Chris Lee Became a Lawyer

“I became a criminal defense attorney because I believe that everyone should get a fair chance,” Mr. Lee said. “Everyone should be entitled to have their constitutional rights protected and given zealous representation. I make it a point to get the best possible result for my clients.”

When clients come to Wallin & Klarich, they are often scared of the consequences they face and are unsure as to what to do next. Mr. Lee goes over all of the possible defenses to the crime for which they are accused with every client. He explains which defenses will be the most effective in their particular case and keeps them informed of all developments on their case.

Call Chris Lee at Wallin & Klarich

“Chris Lee is one of the most organized and dedicated lawyers I have ever met. He will work long hours, including nights and weekends, if that is what it takes to make certain his clients receive the best result possible in their case,” said Wallin and Klarich Senior Partner Paul Wallin. “He knows the law very well and he uses his knowledge of the law to help his client prevail in their cases. If a member of my family were accused of a crime, I would be lucky to have Chris Lee fighting for their freedom”

It is Mr. Lee’s passion for the law and unrivaled desire to educate his clients that make his clients comfortable with Mr. Lee and his ability to handle their case successfully.

If you need help from an experienced Southern California criminal attorney, contact the offices of Wallin & Klarich at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.


Title: Associate Attorney

Serving Clients: Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, DMV hearings, Child Dependency, Theft Crimes, Drug Crimes, Assault and Battery, Weapons Charges, Misdemeanors, Felonies


  • University of California, Irvine (UCI), B.A.
  • Chapman University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Member of:

  • The State Bar of California: #270129

Admitted to Practice in the Following Courts:

  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Court – Central District of California



“I was charged with felony assault likely to produce great bodily injury. I was facing a felony strike and seven years in prison. I could not go to prison as I was the sole person working in my family. My family depended on me financially, so I knew I needed an experienced law firm to fight on my behalf. I hired the law firm Wallin & Klarich and Attorney Christopher Lee quickly got to work on my case. I was in custody and Christopher visited me often and kept me updated with my case. Most importantly, he was in weekly contact with my family. Christopher did a thorough job in investigating my case and presenting a strong defense to the district attorney. With Christopher’s help he was able to convince the district attorney to not seek a prison sentence. Instead, I received a short jail sentence and I was released immediately as I had enough credits while I was in custody. Due to Christopher’s hard work, I was able to avoid prison time and be reunited with my family.”


“Attorney Chris Lee is very professional. He gives you the pros and cons of the case and lets you decide without pressure. He gave his personal and professional input, which made me feel comfortable that I was in good hands.”


“Attorney Chris Lee was a life-saver for me. He resolved my Newport Beach criminal case without me having to plead guilty or serve any jail time. A conviction or jail time would have resulted in me being fired. Mr. Lee relieved my anxieties surrounding the case by keeping me informed and up to date. I would highly recommend attorney Chris Lee for anyone requiring legal counsel for an Orange County criminal case.”


“I just wanted to forever thank you for the great service you provided me with during this difficult stressful time. Being charged with a petty theft charge as well as possession of a fake I.D. is something no 18-year-old wants on their record. Thanks to you, my case was dismissed. You were always so great with keeping me informed with the entire process and once again, I just wanted to praise you for your amazing services. I would highly recommend your services to anyone in need of a dedicated lawyer.”


“I was charged with possession of a deadly weapon and was facing significant jail time. Unfortunately, I had some prior criminal convictions and was concerned that I would actually serve some jail time. I contacted the law firm of Wallin & Klarich and Attorney Christopher Lee represented me in my case. Mr. Lee understood my concerns and was very attentive to my case. He returned all my phone calls and emails and discussed at length my case and how he was going to attack the prosecution’s case. In the end, Mr. Lee was able to convince the D.A. to make an offer with no jail time. In fact, I was only required to do three days of freeway cleanup as a condition of my plea. I was fortunate to have Mr. Lee as my attorney as I was able to continue to go to work and not have to surrender myself to serve a jail sentence.”


“I was charged with misdemeanor vandalism and was uncertain about the consequences since I have never been in trouble with the law before. I contacted the law firm of Wallin & Klarich and Attorney Christopher Lee represented me in my case. Mr. Lee was able to answer all my questions and explain to me the complicated legal system. Mr. Lee was always available to speak with me and kept me up to date with my case. Due to my vandalism charge, I was also facing a mandatory one-year license suspension if I plead guilty. As a result or Mr. Lee’s hard work and legal representation, he was able to get my case dismissed on condition that I complete community service. I did not lose my privilege to drive and most importantly, I did not have a conviction on my record. I am extremely happy with the result and fortunate to have an attorney who understood my concerns.”


Television Appearances

Attorney Christopher W. Lee Discusses Client’s Case with ABC 10 News San Diego