Construction Law in Washington
300 East Pine Street, Seattle, 98122
Groff Murphy, PLLC was founded by lawyers with big firm experience who wanted to provide high quality legal services to their clients, with the flexibility and efficiency of a focused smaller firm. Since its formation in 1992, Groff Murphy has attracted experienced lawyers with similar goals and commitments. Groff Murphy lawyers enjoy practicing together and enjoy the teamwork of working closely with their clients.
Groff Murphy lawyers represent local, national and international clients in the construction, government contracts, and real estate industries on both private and public projects. Groff Murphy has an established record of helping clients find creative solutions to complex problems. The firm provides legal services for litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings, and is a leader in alternative dispute resolution. Groff Murphy also represents clients in Federal False Claims Act matters, matters related to Small Business Administration compliance and other legal issues unique to government contracting. The firm's attorneys have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts of all sizes and complexities. In addition, the firm provides regular day-to-day advice to help clients successfully maneuver in a complex legal landscape.
The firm has extensive major litigation experience, but believes that its first responsibility is to keep clients out of trouble through effective strategic counseling, practical advice, effective negotiating and careful drafting. Groff Murphy lawyers follow the belief that effective lawyers listen carefully to their clients and provide responsive advice and counsel. We approach legal issues as members of our clients' team, and continually strive to meet our clients' business objectives. This teamwork approach has enabled Groff Murphy lawyers to work with its clients toward productive solutions, rather than to simply identify legal problems and obstacles.Show more +
David Groff provides counsel and strategic advice to construction industry and government contracts clients throughout the western United States. His clients include general contractors, engineers, and public and private owners. Mr. Groff's practice philosophy is that effective representation requires that a lawyer be in touch with his clients' business objectives. Mr. Groff provides day-to-day counseling to numerous clients on a variety of business and contract issues. He acts as outside general counsel to many of his clients. He is an active industry participant and a frequent lecturer on construction law issues.
Mr. Groff has handled complex litigation and trials in state and federal courts, and participated in numerous arbitration hearings. His experience includes contract disputes, bid protests, insurance coverage disputes, and actions under the False Claims Act. He has been an industry leader in utilizing ADR to resolve complex, multi-party disputes. Some of the complex disputes that he has been involved in are: U.S. 20 Highway Project, Corvallis, Oregon, Sound Transit Maintenance Facility, Bellevue tower crane collapse, Cowlitz Falls Dam, Bellevue City Hall, Seattle Downtown Public Library, Key Arena, Plutonium Finishing Plant at Hanford, Seattle Art Museum, ERDF Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility, Airway Heights Correction Center, Boeing Spar Assembly Building, Detroit People Mover, Dallas Fiber Optic Network, Port of Portland Jumbo Jet Maintenance Facility and the Sea-Tac International Airport Expansion.
KEY PRACTICE AREAS:
University of Michigan School of Law, J.D.,
• Note & Comment Editor – Law Review
• Order of the Coif
University of Michigan, B.A., with Distinction
State and Federal Courts of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals