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About Keith

keith-lee-birmingham-alabama-attorneyMy name is Keith Lee. I’m a lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama. Yes, we have lawyers AND indoor plumbing; it’s amazing.

I started Associate’s Mind back in 2010 while I was in my last year of law school. Simultaneously:

  • I was working 40-50 hour weeks as a clerk at an insurance defense firm.
  • I was about to celebrate my 5th anniversary with my wife.
  • Our son was turning two years old.

That is to say, I’m not a big fan of free time. But I am a fan of hard work. That’s how I also managed to squeeze in competing in triathlons during all that too.

Associate’s Mind grew exponentially in a way I didn’t expect when I started it years ago. Within just a few months of starting it became one of the most popular legal blogs in the USA. It’s been featured all over the place, online and in print.

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MarbleandtheSculptorcoverborderAs Associate’s Mind took off, I was approached by the American Bar Association to write a book for them, The Marble and The Sculptor (media kit available here). In the process of getting the book done, we also changed the way the ABA actually publishes books. The Marble and The Sculptor was the first ABA book to ever have a day one traditional distribution. It was one of their best selling books the year it was released, and continues to be so. I’m working on a second book for the ABA right now.

I also write a weekly column for Above The Law in which I share my thoughts on practice, the legal industry as a whole, and also annoy the trolls to no end (an added benefit). If you want more you can look at my firm page or check me out on LinkedIn.


I’m frequently asked to speak on law school, the legal industry, professional development, social media/blogging, and technology. For details and how to arrange for me to speak at your event, see my speaking page.


I also provide consulting services to law firms looking to improve their professional development programs, marketing for young lawyers, understanding of social media, and more.