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Jacob J. Stillwell

Phone: 425-450-4276

Legal Assistant

Lien Le

Direct: 425-450-4273


Jacob represents cities, water and sewer districts, fire departments, and other local government agencies by providing a full range of legal services, including drafting and reviewing ordinances and resolutions; advising city councils, boards of commissioners, and staff; drafting and reviewing contracts and interlocal agreements; advising on public works projects, including surety, bonding, and insurance matters; and advising on land use decisions and development regulations. He represents municipal entities in trial and appellate courts on a wide range of litigation, including contract and property disputes. Jacob frequently provides legal advice on the Growth Management Act, Open Public Meetings Act, Public Records Act, and other common local government laws.


In addition to his municipal practice, Jacob provides general legal services to local businesses and individuals on property, contract, employment, and litigation matters. He draws on his past experience as a judicial clerk at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and as a criminal defense attorney to provide nuanced counsel to a diverse range of clients. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Sustainable International Development from the University of Washington School of Law and graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Gonzaga Law Review.


Jacob is an active member of the King County community. He serves as Vice Chair of the Citizens Advisory Board of A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH), a partnership between King County and eastside cities to finance and develop affordable housing projects. Jacob is a graduate of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s Young Executives Program and the City of Bellevue’s “Bellevue Essentials” municipal government program. He has presented before the East King County Bar Association and King County Fire Commissioners Association.

Publications & Presentations

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts
  • King County Fire Commissioners Association
  • Bellevue Essentials Municipal Government Program
  • Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Young Executives Program
  • Central Washington University Alumni Association, Board Of Directors 
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Editorial Advisory Committee, Member, 2015-2017
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • East King County Bar Association, Member
  • A Regional Coalition for Housing, Citizen Advisory Board, Vice Chair