Julie Pendleton


Practice Emphasis

Julie is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Trusts and Estates Litigation practice groups representing individuals and small companies throughout various stages of litigation and dispute resolution. Always bringing her “A-game” to the table, Julie draws on her background as a collegiate athlete and uses that dedication and competitive edge to her client’s advantage.


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
  • Palmer Scholars Mentor

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.


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.  When not at the office Julie enjoys cooking, swimming, and exploring both restaurants and wineries in the greater Seattle area.

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