There are many family law attorneys to choose from, but not all of them combine a calm, considerate advocacy with an assertive, successful track record in the courtroom and at the mediation table. As the owner of Novelli Law Office and with almost 20 years of experience in family law, Lee has this combination.  


She is repeatedly nominated by her peers as a Super Lawyer in family law in Minnesota. 

Lee has focused her practice on helping her clients resolve complex issues including complicated marital estates, division of businesses, non-marital tracings, executive compensation valuation, spousal maintenance, and custody and parenting time. Lee also has extensive experience with family law appeals and has the ability to analyze legal issues and develop persuasive legal arguments to present to the appellate court. Whatever your family situation requires, Lee's skills and abilities will help quiet the din of emotional difficulties and focus the case to a successful outcome.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2004
  • New York, 2000 


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1999
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English Literature 

Honors & Awards:

  • Super Lawyer, 2015-2016
  • Rising Star, 2011-2012

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Complex Marital Estates
  • Custody and Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, Volunteer Attorney
  • Hennepin County Unbundled Legal Services Program, Volunteer
  • Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation Program, Pro Bono Attorney