Lee R. Marchisio

Lee’s practice focuses on general municipal law and public finance. He serves as bond counsel to school districts, fire protection districts, water-sewer districts, cities, towns and other local governments throughout Washington. Lee also provides general representation on public law issues, including entity formation, governance, state and local taxes and fees, municipal-owned utilities, elections and open government. He has represented local governments in bond validation actions, local improvement district assessment appeals, Public Disclosure Commission proceedings and open government lawsuits.


International Community Health Services, Board Member, 2017-Present


Foster Pepper Local Open Government Blog

Lee Marchisio is a contributor to Foster Pepper's Local Open Government Blog

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75th Annual Washington Association of School Business Officials Conference

Speaker, Washington Association of School Business Officials, May 2019

  • Alternative Funding Source: Capital Levies
  • Election Season Dos and Don'ts
  • School District Resolution Writing

Bond Basics

Speaker, Washington Fire Commissioners Association Legal Committee, October 2018

what you need to know...about what you can and cannot do during a ballot measure election

Speaker, Tri-Cities Municipal Government & Public Finance Seminar, July 2018

District Resolution Writing

Speaker, Washington Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference, May 2018

Public Records Act Update on Personnel Records

Speaker, 36th Annual Civil Service Conference, September 2017

Public Records Act Training

Co-presenter, Association of Washington Housing Authorities webinar, November 2014

Open Public Meetings Act Training

Co-presenter, Association of Washington Housing Authorities webinar, August 2014 

Public Records Requests: Disclosure with a Positive Attitude

Speaker, Association of Washington Housing Authorities (AWHA) Meeting, April 2013

Executive Privilege and Washington’s Separation of Powers Doctrine

Speaker, The Legislative Process: Insights Into How it Really Works and Tools to Help You Navigate the Process, September 2012  

Municipal GovernmentConstitutional Law & Statutory RightsLitigation & Dispute ResolutionPortsPublic FinancePublic Records & Open GovernmentSchool Districts


Tel: 206.447.6264Fax: 206.749.2138


Order of the Coif


J.D., University of Washington School of Law (with high honors), 2012

  • Washington Law Review, Associate Editor-in-Chief
  • Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program Recipient, 2010

B.A., University of Washington (cum laude), 2003

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2012


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Associate, 2012-Present
  • Summer Associate, 2011

T-Mobile USA, Legal Extern, 2010

Office of Governor Christine Gregoire

  • Outreach Director, 2008-2009
  • Public Liaison Officer, 2005-2007


Unpacking Government: What Are The Limits Of Executive Power?

KNKX, March 2017

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