Lee M. Heath


Lee Heath represents victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries caused by vehicle defects, commercial and industrial equipment, work site injuries, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice as well as victims affected by corporate misconduct and consumer fraud.

Lee's casework includes furthering litigation for people allegedly harmed by defective airbags manufactured by Takata and others. She represents people who have been harmed by shrapnel from exploding airbags, as well as those injured when an airbag failed to deploy. She is also involved in cases where the airbag deployed in a manner that caused unexpected injuries, including leg injuries from knee airbags in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Additionally, she represents consumers in a class action for owners of Volkswagen and Audi vehicles who allege they were victims of odometer fraud, and illegally sold pre-production vehicles that the manufacturers claimed were certified pre-owned. She also represents Volkswagen and Audi owners who experienced engine damage allegedly caused by timing chain tensioner defects.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Lee worked on cases related to construction defects at a South Carolina firm. She also contributed to complex environmental litigation, including serving as a law clerk for the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

She worked for several years as a project manager over multi-million dollar accounts for a South Carolina-based chemistry and radiochemistry testing laboratory before pursuing a career in law.


J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2005

M.S., Medical University of South Carolina, 1997

B.S., College of Charleston, 1995

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina


American Association for Justice

South Carolina Association for Justice

Attorneys Information Exchange Group

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