Lee Stapleton handles high-stakes civil and criminal cases. She forms teams with warrior courage and diplomatic finesse. She leads the ABA’s Litigation Journal and one article drew parallels between football and litigation. Before private practice, she was 16 years a federal prosecutor, directed a $400 million DOJ program, was legal analyst for Miami’s ABC affiliate and president of the Orange Bowl Committee. Stapleton strives to show young lawyers the joy of the profession. A former reporter, her first freelance article sold to Florida Trend for $30.