Honoring Our Friend, Michael B. Lee

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Michael B. Lee. Michael passed away on Wednesday, January 27th.

Michael is a Houston native and received his undergrad and law degree from the University of Houston. He then entered the U.S. Army where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He served as a member of U.S. Army Intelligence as a Prisoner of War Interrogator until 1970. He will be honored by many for his dedication to those he served throughout the years.

Michael, known as “G-Daddy” by his granddaughters, loved his family and it only took a short conversation to discover just how much they mean to him. He also was a big fan of baseball, particularly our Astros, and loved everything about the game.

Michael was a loyal friend and you would never question his motives. He wanted the best for the firm and everyone, a trait often lost in the business world. Michael loved to help others, so much so that when he “retired” a few years ago, after a few months of the retired life, he asked if he could come back to work on a part-time basis. It seems he greatly missed being involved and helping others.

Michael was exceptionally good at mentoring our young lawyers. He had an enormous capacity for friendship along with an immense wealth of knowledge and life experience that he was always happy to draw upon for the benefit of others, particularly our young lawyers. Although many of us knew Michael for decades before joining the firm, he was with Cokinos | Young for 12 years. He was a good soul and will be greatly missed.

Please keep Michael’s family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.
Thank you, Michael, for being you.