Donna Lee

Donna joined the firm in 2008.  Her practice focuses on defending medical malpractice lawsuits in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington.  She also represents medical professionals in other capacities, including state licensing board matters, regulatory issues, and contract disputes.  Donna has experience in Intellectual Property law, and is available to assist clients with copyright and trademark matters.

Before she was a lawyer, Donna taught university level 20th-century music history and theory.  She has found that her love of classroom teaching transfers well to the courtroom.  When she is not practicing law, Donna likes to be outdoors.


Lewis and Clark College
Northwestern School of Law
J.D., 2006, Certificate in Intellectual Property Law

Duke University
Ph.D., Musicology, 1992

Southern Adventist University
B.S., Music Education, 1985


Hart Wagner LLP
Partner, 2016-present
Associate Attorney, 2008-2015

The Honorable Edward Jones
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Judicial Clerk, 2006-2007

Oregon Department of Justice
Tax & Finance Section
Law Clerk, 2005-2006

Admitted To Practice

Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court: District of Oregon; Eastern and Western Districts of Washington

Professional Activities and Associations

Oregon State Bar
Multnomah Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Oregon Women Lawyers
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Professional Liability Practice Group Publications Representative, 2017-2018
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association

Professional Publications

“Medicare Compliance: Setting the Stage for Success During Discovery,” The Verdict, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Issue 1, 2016

Reverse Engineering of Computer Programs Under the DMCA: Recognizing a ‘Fair Access’ Defense,” Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Volume 10, Issue 3, Article 4, 2006


“Medicare Secondary Payer Act,” Legal Aid Services of Oregon, 2016

“Medicare Update for Litigation,” Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Fall Seminar, Portland, OR, 2016

“Tips to Avoid Two Weeks in a Courtroom,” OCEP, 2015

“Better Charting of the Patient Encounter,” Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR, 2015

“How to Approach Plaintiffs Regarding Lien Information and What to Do When You Can’t Get It,” Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Annual Convention, Sunriver, OR, 2015

Community Activities

Third Angle New Music, Board of Directors, 2016-present