Lee Robinson


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Lawyer for the Cat

Lee Robinson practiced law for over 20 years in Charleston, South Carolina, and was the first female president of the Charleston County Bar.  She teaches at the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Her novel, Lawyer for the Dog was published by Thomas Dunne Books and was chosen by the San Antonio Express-News as one of the 25 best books of 2015. The sequel, Lawyer for the Cat is now available. Booklist says of Cat: “Robinson…doesn’t dummy-down the legal ethics or professionalism of her heroine in this legal caper that engages the intellect as much as the emotions.”

She and her husband, Jerald Winakur, were co-recipients of the 2009 Literary Excellence Award from Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s center for the literary arts.  Lee is a three-time winner of the S.C. Arts Commission’s Fiction Prize for short stories.

She lives on a ranch in the Texas hill country.