W. Lee Elebash

Lee Elebash is a partner in the firm’s litigation practice group and devotes much of his practice to commercial litigation. Lee has represented clients in a broad range of business disputes, including actions for breach of contract, fraud, insurance coverage disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, interference with contract or business opportunities, and other business tort claims.

Lee has also represented a number of media clients in defamation and privacy actions, as well as litigation involving access to public records.

Lee is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.A. Economics, 1998) and the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D. 2005). During law school, Lee was a Senior Editor on the Alabama Law Review, Chairman of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and was elected to serve on the Honor Court.

Prior to attending law school, Lee spent two years working for investment bank SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in the firm’s investment strategy group.

Lee is a member of the American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Education

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • J.D. – 2005
  • Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor
  • John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, Chairman

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: Economics
Bar Membership
  • Florida, 2009
  • Alabama, 2005
Representative Cases
  • Represented career consulting firm against allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, wantonness, and fraud; successfully argued motion for summary judgment.
  • Represented health care provider against breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims; obtained voluntary dismissal after first deposition.
  • Represented medical services provider against spoliation of evidence claims in wrongful death lawsuit; successfully argued motion for summary judgment.
  • Represented employer in breach of contract action filed by former employee; successfully argued motion for summary judgment (affirmed on appeal).
  • Represented automobile dealership against claims service department was negligent; obtained defense judgment at conclusion of trial.
  • Represented a community newspaper in libel action; successfully argued motion for summary judgment based on application of fair report privilege.
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member