Lee’s practice focuses on general municipal law and dispute resolution for public and private clients. He assists clients with municipal entity formation, governance, and legal authority, including as counsel to cities, counties, joint municipal utilities, irrigation districts, transportation benefit districts, metropolitan park districts, and other special purpose districts. His litigation experience includes public records, local improvement districts, state constitutional matters, and general commercial disputes. Lee also counsels municipalities on open meetings, utility rate setting, real estate and other property transactions, right of way franchises, and operator agreements.
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.