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 +
Mike Grace provides counsel to contractors, design professionals, and other construction industry clients. He drafts and negotiates a wide variety of contracts and agreements, and helps his clients resolve issues that arise during all phases of the construction process. Mike is experienced in resolving multiple different types of construction claims and disputes, including bid protests, change order and extra work disputes, claims for defective design and construction, as well as claims for delay, acceleration, impact, and lost productivity. He is well versed with construction insurance and surety bonds, and regularly assists clients with solving coverage disputes.
Mike is experienced with multiple forms of project delivery systems, and has worked on a wide variety of public and private construction projects. These include heavy civil and marine projects, light rail, sports stadiums, school and civic facilities, high rise and vertical construction, as well as numerous commercial, residential and mixed-use developments. Mike is actively involved with construction industry organizations, and is frequent speaker on construction law topics.
State Courts of Washington
State Courts of Oregon
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitShow more +