Lee Marchisio focuses his practice on general municipal law and dispute resolution for public and private clients throughout the state. He assists general purpose governments and special purpose districts on a wide range of issues, including with municipal entity formation, governance, legal authority and constitutional limitations, as well as counseling on open meetings, public records, real and personal property transactions, right‑of‑way franchises, operator agreements and utility rate setting.
Lee’s litigation experience includes representations in public records injunction actions, local improvement district formation and assessment challenges, state constitutional matters and general commercial disputes.
Lee has published and presented on public records law and on state constitutional issues, including separation of powers. He is a regular contributor to Foster Pepper’s Open Local Government Blog.
Prior to joining private practice, Lee served more than four years in Governor Chris Gregoire’s administration as liaison to local government and community groups and as the Governor’s outreach director.
J.D., University of Washington School of Law (with high honors), 2012
B.A., University of Washington (cum laude), 2003
BAR ADMISSIONS : Washington, 2012
ACTIVITIES : International Community Health Services, Board Member, 2017-Present