William J. Lee is a Doctor of Law and Scientific Advisor who supports Kershaw Talley Barlow's class action, mass tort, and statistical consulting practices. William routinely works with experts to develop scientific and medical evidence and performs statistical analyses as an expert himself in support of trial, appellate, and Supreme Court litigations. William has served on court-appointed leadership committees in Tylenol/Acetaminophen Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3043), Gilead Tenofovir Cases (JCCP No. 5043), and Essure Product Cases (JCCP No. 4887) with a focus on science and expert work, propounding discovery and third-party discovery, developing trial themes, briefing legal issues, and document review.
After nearly a decade working, publishing, and presenting in biomedical research, clinical research, and epidemiology/biostatistics, William attended Emory University School of Law for his legal education where he graduated with honors near the top of his class and was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. Prior to law school, William received his Master of Science Secundi Honoris Academici in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University and his Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Duke University. William has worked at a number of high-profile universities and federal scientific agencies including Vanderbilt University, Dartmouth College, National Center for Patient Safety, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a former epidemiologist, William published a national, peer-reviewed study on a novel patient safety intervention and presented to CDC’s Law and Science Advisory Group on biochemical and pharmacological challenges to synthetic drug laws.
In his spare time, William teaches English to schoolchildren in China and volunteers through his church and alumni networks to give back to the community. William currently serves on the Emory Alumni Board for the greater San Francisco and Sacramento areas, and is a member of the Duke Law Club of Northern California.