Julie Pendleton


Practice Emphasis

Julie M. Pendleton, a principal at the firm, is an accomplished attorney with a passion for resolving complex legal disputes in the areas of trusts, estates, and closely held businesses.  Julie has successfully represented clients in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial, and post-judgment collection efforts and appeals.

Julie has honed her skills to navigate the intricate web of trust and estate matters and closely-held business disputes, offering invaluable insights into the intricacies of family dynamics, wealth preservation, and corporate intricacies. Clients benefit from her deep understanding of the unique challenges that arise in these specialized areas of law.

What sets Julie apart is her relentless advocacy. She fearlessly tackles legal challenges, leveraging her extensive knowledge and experience to build compelling cases.  Clients appreciate Julie’s ability to communicate complex legal concepts in a clear and understandable manner, fostering a strong attorney-client relationship built on trust and transparency. Julie’s no-nonsense approach, combined with her unwavering dedication to each case, has earned her a loyal clientele and numerous successful outcomes.


Seattle University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2017
  • CALI Awards for Excellence: Constitutional Law and Capital Punishment Seminar
  • Moot Court Board, Vice Chair

The University of Chicago

  • B.A. Political Science
  • Minor: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • Provisional NCAA Qualifier, 200 fly
  • National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators Jostens Community Service Award of Merit

Professional and Civic

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America in the practice areas of ‘Commercial Litigation’ and ‘Litigation – Labor and Employment’ (2021 – 2024 ed.)
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Washington Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2020-2023
  • Selected by Puget Sound Business Journal “Next Gen in Law,” 2023
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended logging company accused of stealing timber from landowner resulting not only in the lawsuit being dismissed in full at summary judgment but also prevailing on an award of attorney’s fees under the frivolous lawsuit statute.
  • Successfully defended judgment on appeal for breach of indemnification provision related to transfer of business between two formerly married parties.
  • Part of trial team securing a jury verdict in favor of client on breach of contract and conversion claims.
  • Obtained dismissal of will contest at first hearing under the TEDRA statute and an award of attorneys’ fees for the client.
  • Successfully petitioned Court for appointment of a general receiver of competing company owned and operated by client’s former business partner and using the client’s company’s trade secrets.
  • Prevailed at contested Guardianship trial on appointing client’s preferred guardian over other petitioning parties.


Prior to joining Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, Julie litigated at a firm in Tacoma.  During law school, Julie served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Steven C. González at the Washington State Supreme Court.  In college, Julie was an NCAA swimmer, specializing in the 200 fly and 400 IM.  When not at the office Julie enjoys cooking, swimming, and exploring both restaurants and wineries in the greater Seattle area with her fiancé and German Shepherd Dog.

Julie Pendleton


Julie Pendleton helped us with a property issue. She was extremely helpful in providing us with guidance and support. She was a strategic thinker, always considering various options and outcomes, and worked tirelessly to ensure that we were fully informed of all risks and issues at hand. Overall, I would highly recommend Julie to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable and effective attorney. She is a true professional who is dedicated to providing excellent service to her clients. Her guidance, strategic thinking, and clear communication made all the difference in our property issue, and we are grateful for her help. Thank you, Julie!
Kevin B. via Google Reviews
I consistently rely on Julie Pendleton as a source for attorney advice and referrals, she continues to be an unwavering resource for myself and for my clients. Her extensive network at the firm and in-depth legal knowledge makes her my go-to expert when needing to connect clients with the right legal representation. Her proactive communication style fosters confidence and transparency. Julie's genuine commitment to achieving the best possible outcome is evident in every interaction, making her an invaluable advocate and a true asset to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Jennica Lynn via Google Reviews