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Jooyeon “Zoe” Lee

Phelan Tucker Law Iowa Team Zoe Lee

Jooyeon “Zoe” Lee


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Angie Serovy, Legal Assistant

Jooyeon (“Zoe”) Lee joined the firm in 2022 following her judicial clerkship at the Third Judicial District of Iowa. She graduated from Seoul National University College of Law in South Korea and was awarded the Superior Academic Performance Scholarship. She earned her LL.M. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law and her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

While at Iowa Law, she honed her legal analysis, writing, and research skills by working on a law journal and being a research assistant, along with internships at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, and the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney.

She is actively involved in the community, being a member of multiple associations of lawyers and serving on the board of directors at a non-profit organization for anti-human trafficking, Chains Interrupted. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.

Date and Place of Admission to State Bar and Federal Courts

  • Iowa, 2022
  • Illinois, 2021

Education (Undergrad, law school, etc)

  • LL.B., Seoul National University, College of Law, South Korea
  • LL.M., University of California Los Angeles, School of Law
  • J.D., University of Iowa, College of Law

Memberships in Bar and Professional Associations

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Judge David R. Hansen American Inn of Court
  • Iowa Association for Justice

Memberships in Community Associations

  • Iowa City Area Business Partnership
    • Community Leadership Program (2023 – 2024)
  • Chains Interrupted
    • Board Member (2023 – Present)

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Superior Academic Performance Scholarship, Seoul National University College of Law