I am the President and managing attorney at Law Office of Dustin C. Lee, PC d/b/a Ascend Legal Solutions. When I founded Ascend Legal Solutions, I set out with a specific mission in mind.
I believe that EVERY law firm should be responsive and client-focused.
I believe that EVERY law firm should provide quality legal advice and practical solutions to their clients.
In fact, I believe that those things are the MINIMUM STANDARD for a law firm.
I believe that you deserve more. I believe that you deserve a lawyer that will really get to know you and your business. You deserve a lawyer that you genuinely like talking to… someone that you could see yourself hanging out with on the weekend. You deserve a lawyer that has a genuine connection with you and your business.
That’s what I want to be for you. Seriously… and I want all of those things because I believe that with that type of relationship, I can provide you with a higher level of service than some nameless, faceless paper-pusher in a tall building somewhere.
I hope that you choose to take the next step in building a relationship between us as individuals and between our businesses.
I also hope that you take part in building this firm’s legacy, which won’t live within the four walls of our office, but yours.
Even when I was in school, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. During high school and college, I learned that I was also interested in, and had a great skill set for being a lawyer. I decided to go to law school – specifically to study business law. After law school, I of course went to work at a premiere boutique business law firm in Houston. I had a great experience. I learned so much and built great relationships with the other lawyers and our clients. I took to heart everything it means to be a great lawyer, great communicator, and a great advocate for a client.
But like every aspiring entrepreneur…. I felt something was missing. If you are an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur, I’m sure you have felt it too. Or maybe you are feeling it right now.
So… I was feeling that unhappy feeling that entrepreneurs get when they are working hard at someone else’s business instead of their own. My feeling was something like, “I love working here, but I want to be my own boss, control my own destiny, and build something great for myself.”
I know others feel the same way. Maybe you do/did too. Or maybe you are or were feeling what many others feel, “I hate this job. I can do it so much better on my own. I’m out of here…”
So with that feeling, I decided to start my own law firm. In the 11 years since I have not regretted my decision. As all entrepreneurs know, there are good times and bad, times when things are running smoothly, and times when it feels like everything is against you. I have seen it all, and I have achieved great personal satisfaction in helping all of my clients along the way.
The Fun Stuff
I am a proud “girl dad” and doggy dad too.
I have two young girls and I cherish every moment that I get to spend with them.
I’m also the proud “dad” to 3 rescue dogs – also girls (I’m very outnumbered).
With a thirst for knowledge.
When I’m not spending time with my family, I am generally consuming everything I can find about a particular topic. Whether it be investing, business development, crypto, or DIY home projects, I often find myself digging deep and learning everything there is to know about topics that interest me.
And I was a “wannabe” pro gamer.
Prior to having kids, my favorite hobby was being a great video gamer. Sounds silly – but I was actually one of the top-ranked players in the world in a number of games for a couple decades, but I elected to focus on a career in the law instead of gaming. Although I still follow the professional gaming scene for a game or two, I don’t play much anymore. Pretty much all of my free time is now devoted to my amazing family.
The Boring Stuff
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2009
B.B.A., Texas A&M University, 2006
Admissions / Affiliations / Bar Memberships
State Bar of Texas
United States District/Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Texas
United States District/Bankruptcy Court – Northern District of Texas