Groff Murphy

Construction Law
Government Contracts
Commercial Litigation

Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.,
magna cum laude

• Law Review, Special Projects Editor

• University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A.,
with Distinction

State and Federal Courts of Washington
State and Federal Courts of California

206.628.9500 phone
206.628.9506 fax   Associations/Recognitions Selected Seminars

Marisa Bavand provides litigation services and counsel to construction industry and government contract clients. She specializes in representing general contractors, engineers and public and private owners in complex construction disputes. Ms. Bavand has handled litigation and trials in State and Federal Courts, and participated in numerous arbitration hearings involving government contract disputes, the False Claims Act, the Miller Act, construction contract claims, bid protests, lien actions, and surety issues. In addition, she has extensive experience in successfully resolving disputes in a cost-effective manner utilizing ADR. A representative number of construction and government contract disputes in which Ms. Bavand has been involved include the Waste Treatment Plant, the Plutonium Finishing Plant, and the Environmental Remediation Contracts at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, False Claims Qui Tam lawsuit at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the Diego Garcia Base Operations Services Contract, the W Hotel in Seattle, the Cingular Wireless Data Center, the Central Link Light Rail System, the Seattle Fire Station 10 Project, the Hood Canal Floating Bridge Improvements, the Head of the Hylebos Environmental Remediation Project and various other complex disputes throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Professional Associations/Recognition:

  • “Rising Star” - Washington Law & Politics
  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law Section,
    • Board Member
  • King County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • AGC of Washington
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section, Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
    • Section of Public Contract Law

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Selected Seminars:

  • Understanding the False Claims Act: Recent Changes, Compliance Strategies, and the
    • Devastating Results of Non-Compliance (Construction SuperConference,
    • San Francisco; Seattle; Desert Bar Association)
  • Subcontracting Issues in Government Contracts
  • Contractor's Design: Risk Liability
  • Notice and Claim Compliance (Seattle)
  • Lien and Bond Claims (Seattle)
  • Project Financing Risk Management (Seattle)

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