Meet Lee

Lee Trevis

Lee Trevis

Head of US Practice and Of Counsel

After consulting with the firm for nearly twenty years, Lee Trevis joined McAllister Olivarius in 2017, and now leads the firm’s US Practice Group.

Before joining the firm, Lee directed a nationwide U.S. litigation consulting firm, devoting his diverse legal knowledge and research skills to strengthen and support complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. With McAllister Olivarius, Lee works with employees and students who have suffered unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, both to affirmatively enforce their rights under state and federal laws and to preemptively prevent employers from taking unlawful adverse actions against them.

Academically, Lee graduated with honors from Drake University Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Drake Law Review and the leadership committee of the school law society. He has spoken on ethical and economic challenges facing attorneys in private practice and is a court-recognized expert in legal research.

Lee is admitted to practice in Minnesota and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

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Case experience

  • Negotiated a substantial gender discrimination settlement on behalf of an accomplished virologist against her university employer.
  • Obtained defendant’s full settlement authority to resolve university student’s claims for wrongful expulsion and gender discrimination by her professors.
  • Strategized on a highly favorable settlement for a high-level whistleblower at a major hospital system.
  • Defeated defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s federal anticyberquatting claims, quickly leading to settlement.
  • Internally resolved a women’s hockey player’s sex discrimination complaint against the hockey coach at a prominent Division I university.

I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites as you are kind and understanding to your clients.

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

I would like to say from bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to all the team. Now I can go and forget my former employer. God bless you all.

Unfair Dismissal client, confidential