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.

Steve serves as Chair of the firm's Executive Committee and in that capacity as the Managing Member (or "Managing Partner") of the firm.


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 Employment Law Sections, Member

Washington State Bar Association

  • Environmental and Land Use Law and Administrative Law Sections, Member

King County Bar Association, Trustee, 1986-1989

South King County Bar Association, Trustee, 1986-1988

South King County Legal Clinic

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

University of Washington

  • Lecturer, Evans Graduate School of Public Affairs

Selected Publications

Foster Pepper Local Open Government Blog

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

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

Chapter Editor (WSBA)

Washington Public Records Act Deskbook, Chapter 14, Attorney Client Privilege

Co-Author (WSBA)

Washington Administrative Law Handbook, Chapter 14, Judicial Review of Administrative Proceedings

Author (Butterworth)

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

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, June 2015

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

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, June 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

Council Meeting Conduct and Citizen Rights under the First Amendment

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

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Municipal GovernmentConstructionEminent Domain & Inverse CondemnationEmployment & LaborEnvironmental & Natural ResourcesEnvironmental LitigationInfrastructureLand Use, Planning & ZoningLitigation & Dispute ResolutionPortsPublic Records & Open GovernmentReal EstateSchool DistrictsSports Teams & FacilitiesTransportationWine, Beer & Spirits


Tel: 206.447.8971Fax: 206.749.1927


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

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

Washington Super Lawyers list 2002-2019

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

  • Chair, Executive Committee, 2017-Present
  • 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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