Lee J Rohn
Accomplished Trial Lawyer
An accomplished trial lawyer in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Lee J. Rohn currently serves as the owner of the Law Offices of Rohn and Carpenter, LLC. Experienced in a range of practice areas, she presently handles approximately two-thirds of St. Croix’s civil docket. She maintains a particular interest in representing average people who have suffered harm from large corporations. She regularly represents clients in personal injury, toxic exposure, and illegal discrimination cases. Over the course of her career, Lee J. Rohn has achieved numerous jury awards for over a million dollars, and in 2010, won a case for $4.7 million.
Lee J. Rohn holds a bachelor of arts from Sam Houston State University and a juris doctor from the University of Texas at Austin. During law school, she became the school’s first woman student body present. Since founding her legal practice in St. Croix, she has achieved a leadership role in her profession as the founder of the Virgin Islands Trial Lawyers Association.
Active in her community outside of her law practice, Lee Rohn created a scholarship program to send up to 75 children who live in public housing to summer camp, and has supported a troupe in the annual Carnival celebration. She is also a tournament tennis competitor.
Brief History of the Marie Lambert Award
Lee J. Rohn has served as owner of Lee J. Rohn & Associates, LLC, in the Virgin Islands since 1984. In this role, Lee Rohn has handled cases involving illegal discrimination, toxic exposures, and injuries suffered by individuals at the hands of large corporations. For her work, she was recognized with the 2006 Marie Lambert Award.
The Marie Lambert Award was introduced by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 1997 as a distinction for female members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The award was named after Marie Lambert, who in 1955 became one of the organization’s first female members. Over the course of her career, Ms. Lambert served as the first woman president of the New York Trial Lawyers Association and, in 1977, was elected by citizens to the bench.
In addition to being a female member of the AAJ, candidates for the award must demonstrate superior leadership qualities both professionally and within their communities. They must also be heavily involved in the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus and have been an AAJ Regular for at least one year. Diane Weaver won the first Marie Lambert Award. Recent winners include Kathleen Flynn Peterson in 2013 and Staci Yandle in 2012.