Foster Pepper PLLC announces the election of a new firmwide managing member (“managing partner”), Seattle-based litigator, P. Stephen (Steve) DiJulio
. DiJulio succeeds Jeffrey G. Frank
, who served as managing member since 2013. DiJulio joined the firm in 1986 after serving as City Attorney for the City of Kent and Assistant City Attorney for the City of Seattle.
“I am honored and humbled by this election and by the support of my colleagues,” said DiJulio. “Jeff has been an exceptional leader over the past four years and we are all thankful for his dedication and stewardship. I look forward to continuing to build upon Foster Pepper’s reputation as a preeminent provider of legal services while maintaining a genuine appreciation for the legacy of our firm and the importance we place on contributing to the quality of life in the communities where we work and live.”
Foster Pepper has been part of the community since 1904 with current offices in Seattle and Spokane. DiJulio, who works out of both offices, has more than four decades of litigation and dispute resolution experience involving state and local governments. His practice extends across the state and Pacific Northwest, including past service to jurisdictions in Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Idaho and Northern California with special emphasis on representations regarding real property disputes and eminent domain, utilities (water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste systems), facility siting and litigation.
“Steve’s close working relationship with so many of the lawyers in our firm, along with his prior leadership in business and government, will be of great benefit to Foster Pepper,” said Frank. “Steve possesses the qualities necessary to continue the tradition of excellence that has served our clients and the firm for well over a century.”
As he steps down from his management role, Frank will continue to build upon his commercial, construction and real estate litigation and mediation practice, as well as maintain leadership positions in the community, including continuing to serve on the Board of Trustees of the King County Bar Foundation and the Advisory Council of the Western Washington University College of Humanities.
DiJulio earned his J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law (1976) and his B.A. from the University of Washington (1973). He is named among The Best Lawyers in America©
for his appellate practice. DiJulio is a member of the American Bar Association State and Local Government Law Section and the Washington State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law and Administrative Law Sections. He served as trustee for the King County Bar Association and South King County Bar Association.