P. Stephen DiJulio

Steve's practice focuses on litigation involving state and local governments; civil service and public employment; 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.


Municipal League, Board of Trustees, 2010-2013

Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys

International Municipal Lawyers Association

American Bar Association, State and Local Government Law and Labor and Employment Law Sections, Member

Washington State Bar Association

  • Environmental and Land Use Law and Administrative Law Sections, Member
  • Amicus Brief Committee, Member

King County Bar Association, Trustee, 1986-1989

South King County Bar Association, Trustee, 1986-1988

South King County Legal Clinic

  • Attorney Coordinator, 1985-1986
  • Volunteer, 1978-1989

University of Washington

  • Lecturer, Evans Graduate School of Public Affairs


Politics and the Workplace

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, October 2016

Basic Training for New Commissioners and Staff; Annual Legal Update

Presenter, Civil Service Conference, 1986-2016

Bidding Public Works and Construction Contracts

Program Co-Chair, The Seminar Group

Elected Officials Essentials live webinar

Speaker, Association of Washington Cities, December 2015

Form, Structure and Content of Non-Land Use Proceedings and Decisions

Speaker, Hearing Examiners Association of Washington's 2015 Annual Conference, October 2015

Condemnation Public Trust Land

Speaker, International Municipal Lawyers Association's 80th Annual Conference, October 2015

Managing the Record and the Okanogan PUD Litigation

Speaker, PUD Municipal Attorney Conference, June 2015

The Judiciary and Government Policy

Guest Speaker, UW Political Science, May 2015

Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, April 2015

Open Government and Anti-SLAPP Litigation

Speaker, LSI Open Government Seminar, January 2015

Labor Relations and Public Record Disclosure

Speaker, Washington State Office of the Attorney General CLE, December 2014

The Okanogan PUD Litigation: The Pitfalls of Life in One of Washington’s Great Scenic Locations and Condemnation of State Lands

Speaker, PUD-Municipal Attorney Conference, June 2014

Infrastructure Development - Managing Property Acquisition and Procurement

Speaker, Washington Public Utility District Association, Managers Committee Meeting, May 2014

Labor Relations and Public Record Disclosure

Speaker, Washington Association of Public Records Officers Spring Training, May 2014

Litigating Open Government Cases: A Well-Stocked Tool-Kit for Public and Private Practitioners

Program Co-Chair and Speaker, February 2014

  • Legal Ethics: Managing Conflicts and Understanding Privileges; What To Do When The Client Does Not Disclose
  • Continue the Exchange of Ideas: Reception for Faculty and Attendees

Privilege and the PRA: Freedom Foundation v. Gregoire

Speaker, Law Seminar International, One-Hour Expert Analysis, December 2013

Wage & Hour Compliance – Beyond the Basics (Part I)

Presenter, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, February 2013

LIDs: Nuts and Bolts

Speaker, Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys (WSAMA), May 2008

Newly Elected Officials Workshop

Speaker, Association of Washington Cities, January 2008

Eminent Domain

Speaker, Lorman Seminar, September 2006

Knowing the Legal Territory

Association of Washington Cities, 1988-2006 (Newly Elected Officials Workshop)

Road and Access Law in Washington

National Business Institute, 1999 and 2001

Inverse Condemnation Issues in the Direct Condemnation Setting

Law Seminars International, December 2000; December 1999; December 1998

Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs

Executive Officer Labor Relations Training Courses, 1998, 1993, 1992, 1989

The People's War: In the Trenches with Nuisances, NIMBYs, and Essential Public Facilities

Washington State Bar Association, Environmental & Land Use Law Section, May 1997

The ABCs of LUDs

Washington Public Utility Districts Association, July 1996, 1997

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Foster Pepper Local Open Government Blog

Steve DiJulio is a contributor to Foster Pepper's Local Open Government Blog.

Washington Supreme Court Levels the Playing Field in Real Estate and Land Use Litigation

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, June 2015

Washington Initiative I-517 Impacts Retailers, Public Facility Access and Local Government Elections

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, September 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Expands Scope of Takings Clause

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, June 2013

Court of Appeals Reaffirms Public Utility District Authority to Condemn State School Trust Lands

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, May 2013

Pollution Control Hearings Board Clarifies Use of Overriding Consideration of Public Interest Statute

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, March 2013

Curing a Violation of the Open Public Meetings Act?

Co-Author, Advisor Column, Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington, March 2013

A Blessing on Your Meeting?

Co-Author, MRSC In Focus: Council/Commission Advisor, April 2012

Giving for the City: Constitutional Limits on Municipal Economic Development Programs

Cityvision Magazine, March/April 2012

2011 Washington Real Property Deskbook: Causes of Action, Taxation, Regulation


Council Meeting Conduct and Citizen Rights under the First Amendment

Author, Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington, November 2009

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Tel: 206.447.8971Fax: 206.749.1927


The Best Lawyers in America© Appellate Practice, 2012-2017

Best in the Business: Leading Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region, Seattle Business magazine, Appellate Practice, 2013

Washington Super Lawyers list 2002-2016

2010 Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine

Martindale-Hubbell AV rating


J.D., Seattle University, 1976

B.A., University of Washington (Oval Club Scholastic Honorary), 1973

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1976

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern Division of Washington, 1993
  • Western Division of Washington, 1976

9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 1980

Supreme Court, State of Washington, 1976


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 1990-Present
  • Associate, 1986-1990

City of Kent, City Attorney, 1982-1986

City of Seattle, Assistant City Attorney, 1977-1982


Breaking Down Freedom of Information Laws

The Willis Report, FOX Business News, July 2010

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