About Foster Pepper PLLC

For over a century, Foster Pepper PLLC has advised Washington local governments on the Federal and State constitutions and the laws affecting government organization and operation. Washington has a long tradition regarding open government. Washington is one of the first states to adopt the appearance of fairness doctrine for the conduct of government officials in public hearings. The State’s Open Public Meetings Act, Public Records Act, Public Disclosure Act (campaign finance) and state and local ethics laws carry forward that tradition. Foster Pepper continues to represent and defend counties, cities and special purpose districts on these and other open government issues. Foster Pepper lawyers work with local governments in the drafting of policies and laws, training and educational programs, compliance matters and, when necessary, litigation and appeals.

Stephen DiJulio

Stephen DiJulio is an attorney with Foster Pepper whose practice focuses on litigation involving state and local governments, and land use and environmental law. His particular experience includes representation of jurisdictions on eminent domain, utilities (water, wastewater, storm water, solid waste systems), local improvement districts, facility siting and contractor litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Team
  • Condemnation and Eminent Domain
  • Design-Build
  • Real Estate Litigation

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • South King County Bar Association

Education

  • Seattle University, J.D., 1976
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1973 (Oval Club Scholastic Honorary)

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1993
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1980
  • Supreme Court, State of Washington, 1976
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 1976

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Milt Rowland

Milt Rowland is an attorney with Foster Pepper whose practice focuses on general municipal law, shareholder derivative suits, dispute resolution and litigation for cities, counties, and special purpose districts. He has taught courses in administrative law, local government law, and related subjects since 1987. He was litigation counsel for the City of Spokane from 1993-2007, and in that capacity handled many administrative and litigation matters, including drafting, defending and enforcing local ordinances. He lectures widely on litigation issues facing agencies.

Practice Areas

  • Municipal Government
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Employment and Labor Relations
  • Infrastructure / Transportation
  • Insurance Coverage

Professional Associations

  • East Central Community Center
  • City of Spokane Mayor's Sustainability Task Force
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, JD, 1981-1985
  • University of Detroit-Mercy, B.A., 1971-1975

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Adrian Urquhart Winder

Adrian Urquhart Winder represents cities, ports, housing authorities, and other public entities in litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels and provides guidance on matters involving municipal governance, the Public Records Act, and the Open Public Meetings Act. She also represents public and private clients in class action, condemnation, and real estate matters and has experience in airport and railroad issues.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution 
  • Municipal Government
  • Real Estate

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2006 (Order of the Coif)
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2003

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Lee Marchisio

Lee Marchisio represents municipal and private sector clients in litigation and dispute resolution, as well as in the areas of municipal entity formation, governance, and legal authority, public records and open meetings, and municipal and public utility real estate and other property transactions, franchises and operator agreements. His representation of public clients includes cities and counties, as well as municipal utilities, other special purpose districts, and local improvement districts. Lee has published and presented on public records law and on state constitutional issues, including separation of powers.

Practice Areas

  • Municipal Government
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2003

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