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Lee & McInerney, LLC is a Lawrence, Kansas based firm providing legal and mediation services for Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City, and surrounding areas.  Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Lara McInerney


I lived in Kansas until I graduated from the University of Kansas and moved to New York City with my brother, a filmmaker.  In New York City, I attended Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School and became involved with the Courtroom Advocacy Project,  assisting individuals with obtaining temporary restraining orders in situations of domestic abuse.  But my greatest influence in advocacy was a country girl from the Sandhills of Nebraska, born ready to fight injustice wherever it crossed her path-- my mother.  I transferred to UMKC Law School to finish my legal education as my husband and I started our family.  Before graduating, I interned for a federal magistrate judge and participated in Law Review.    


Since law school I have worked in intellectual property and business litigation at both small and large law firms in the Kansas City area.  I began to explore elder law in my effort to search out opportunities for greater advocacy and service in the legal field.  After becoming a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and completing the mediation training program at the Missouri State University Center for Dispute Resolution, I joined Michael Lee in starting our law firm and mediation practice in Lawrence. 


Michael Lee

I was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas.  The son of a nurse and a paramedic, my parents instilled in me the value of hard work and a positive attitude.  I graduated from Lawrence High School and then earned a B.A. in English from the University of Kansas.


After graduating from KU, I travelled to Chicago to work on my Master of Divinity at Chicago Theological Seminary.  During my time in Chicago, I worked as a peace educator with gang-involved and at-risk young people.  I also spent time as a hospital chaplain intern, and in that role counseled patients and family during difficult times.  Though I enjoyed living in a big city, I was happy to return home to Lawrence after seminary.


I attended law school at the University of Kansas, where I was active in moot court and the Kansas Law Review.  After practicing law at a large firm, Lara McInerney and I decided to start a practice and turn our ideas into reality.  We look forward to working with you, and hope you'll give us a call.

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