Dear Lee, I want to formally thank you for helping me and protecting my interests and the interests of US Airways pilots and the piloting profession following the recent incident in New York.  Your skill, professionalism and dedication to duty are unparalleled and much appreciated. I owe you a debt of gratitude I fear I may never be able to repay. It is my privilege to be able to you call you a colleague and a friend, forever sharing the bonds in the aftermath of Flight 1549. Fraternally, Download PDF

Chesley B. Sullenberger, III

Captain, US Airways (January, 2009)

Dear Fellow NBA Officials: Just wanted to know what our legal counsel has done on our behalf during the recently concluded contract negotiations. First off, he has held the NBA to the letter of the law with regard to our CBA.  Lee Seham taught us that, unless a union aggressively enforces its contractual rights, the CBA is not worth the paper it’s written on.  By filing and prosecuting the necessary grievances, Lee has given new life to our CBA, made us a credible Union, and put money in our members’ pockets. He has also changed the way we negotiate with the ...

NBRA Executive Board

(October 2011)

Dear Lee, The PSRA Executive Board wanted to take the time to send a letter to show our deep gratitude to you and your firm, Seham, Seham, Meltz and Petersen for all of the time and effort you have put into developing our organization. At the onset of this process, we believed it would be one of a much smaller scale, but even with our limited resources you have tirelessly stuck by this organization through the whole endeavor. While we have always believed in the strength of the PSRA, none of this would have been possible without your resilience and ...

PSRA Executive Board

(October 2013)

I just wanted to say thank you for your diligent and spectacular legal surgeon’s skill. If I persevere in this endeavor, I would love to explore the idea of setting up a legal foundation to support low-paid pilots in the USA. There are thousands of entry level cargo pilots out there, Lee. They need help on a daily basis. We need to set up a 501C3 to help them. Regards,


(October 2013)

Dear Lee, The ISL is out, and you are nothing short of a hero! It is indisputably apparent that the arbitrators took heed of your arguments. They employed a 65/35 ratio of fleet and seat/longevity. This gained us some 200 numbers! The (minor) bad news is that the 787 (the first 25 planes) is fenced to CAL only. But the 747/A350 (phantom aircraft) is fenced to UAL (rooting for a quick delivery of 787’s, haha!) Bottom line, the UAL widebody pilots owe you a great debt for your herculean efforts and quantifiable results! Thank you is inadequate for your fine ...

Captain Brian Atchison

United Airlines (September 2013)

Today, I finally had a chance to review Lee Seham’s letter to the OSHA investigator, Jason Brush. It is superb. Lee is, in my experience, an extraordinarily talented lawyer in dealing with AIR-21 issues. The factual and legal research that was involved in making his arguments was second to none. Lee sets a high bar for practitioners in this area. He did not miss anything so far as I could determine. Please let me know if OSHA makes a probable cause finding in your favor. Best, Alan Armstrong, Esq.


(February 2014)

Dear Mr. Seham: Thank you very, very much for all of your help over the last several weeks. Your advice, especially this week, was invaluable. I have learned a lot during this process and I know that I am a better person for it. Most importantly, I’ve learned that the two of you are not only excellent attorneys but, more importantly, great human beings. I cannot thank you enough for your support. I really appreciate it.

Chris Klinkmueller

(November 2014)

Hi Lee, My name is C. D. and I just wanted to write you a note about Kimberly who has been assisting me with an H1B visa transfer over the last couple of weeks. I wanted to let you know how highly we thought of her. She was incredibly professional, knowledgeable and hardworking throughout the process. The case was as difficult a case as one could expect with a H1B and she couldn’t have been better. I will be forever grateful for the effort that she put in. I will be recommending her to all of my friends and colleagues ...


(January 2016)