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Korean Attorney

Jeong Hoon Lee

Mr. Jeong Hoon LEE, who graduated from the judicial research and training institute in 2000, is a former District Judge, former law clerk at the Supreme Court of Korea, and former Presiding Judge of the Gwangju District Court and the Seoul High Court. He joined Jipyong in March, 2021.

During his 20 years of tenure on the bench, he presided over a diverse range of matters, including civil, criminal, administrative, application, and family matters, at courts of various instances, such as the Seoul Central District Court, Seoul Administrative Court, and Seoul High Court, acquiring significant experience in complex litigation. He also served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Korea (Civil Division/Constitutional and Administrative Division).

Based on his experiences, he represents clients in various litigation and provides professional legal services across criminal, civil, labor, and administrative areas of law.

Education Close

  • 2019Seoul National University, Institute of Economic Research, Advanced Strategy Program for Global Economy (Completion)
  • 2013Chonnam National University, College of Law (M.A. in Administrative Law)
  • 2010University of California Davis School of Law Visiting Scholar
  • 1993Yonsei University (B.A. in Library & Information Science)

Experience Close

  • 2021-PresentPartner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2022-PresentAdjunct Professor, Seoul National University School of Law
  • 2021-PresentMember, Legislation Committee, Korean Library Association
  • 2021-PresentLegal advisor, Crime Victim Protection Committee, National Police Agency
  • 2018Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2017Presiding Judge, Gwangju District Court
  • 2014Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2012Judge, Seoul Administrative Court
  • 2010Judge, Ansan Branch of Suwon District Court
  • 2006Judge, Gunsan Branch of Jeonju District Court
  • 2004Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 2002Apprentice Judge, Western branch of Seoul District Court
  • 2002Judicial Research and Training Institute

Notable Achievements Close

  • Successfully represented Seoul Asan Medical Center Consortium as preferred bidder in a claim for suspension of execution of the designation of preferred bidder for the Incheon Chengna Medical Complex Town Project and obtained a dismissal
  • Successfully represented the defendant in an appeal against the Court of First Instance decision of 3-year imprisonment on the ground of defrauding the plaintiffs of funds by fraudulently claiming that it is for a real estate development project, etc. and obtained an acquittal

Honors and Recognitions Close

  • 2019Global Economic Leadership Award, Seoul National University

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2021Criminal Liability Arising from a Serious Accident that You Must Know, JoongAng Economy
  • 2020How to Handle the Withholding Tax Upon Return of the Provisional Payment After Cancellation of the Pronouncement of Provisional Execution (Commentary on Judgment)
  • 2016In the case where an employee hired by a subcontractor experienced an accident due to an act conducted by the subcontractor, whether he falls under the “Third Party” specified in Article 87 (1) of the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act (Commentary on Supreme Court Decision, Supreme Court Library)
  • 2016Study on whether the owner of land may file a claim for loss if the land became part of state-owned property by being incorporated in the river section after its acquisitive prescription of the government had been expired (Commentary on Supreme Court Decision, Supreme Court Library)
  • 2014Theory and Practice of Administrative Litigation (Revised Edition) (Co-author)
  • 2013Study on Expansion of the Scope of Application of the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act (Master’s Thesis)
  • 2013Study on Discriminatory Application of Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act in Commuting Accidents (Administrative Trial Practice Vol. 125, Supreme Court Library)
  • 2007Guidelines on Environmental Trials (co-author)
  • 2006Study on whether an act constitutes complex disturbance of sunshine and joint tort (Commentary on Judgment)
  • 2006Environmental Infringement by Plural Causes (Including complex disturbance of sunshine) (Academic Paper)

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 2002Admitted in Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English