Groff Murphy

Construction Law
Government Contracts
Construction Litigation

University of Michigan School of Law, J.D.,
cum laude

• 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

Managing Partner
206.628.9500 office
206.910.6375 cell   Associations/Recognitions Selected Seminars Representative Clients

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.

Professional Associations/Recognition:

  • Best in the Business — Leading Lawyer in the Puget Sound Region – Construction Law
    Best in the Business
  • Rated by Super Lawyers
  • America's Best Lawyers - Seattle Construction Law Lawyer of the Year
    Best Lawyers
  • Amazing Washington Attorney - Washington CEO Magazine
  • Seattle “Top Lawyer,” Seattle Magazine
  • Washington “Super Lawyer”
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Forum Committee on the Construction Industry (ABA)
  • AGC of Washington
  • Design Build Institute of America- Founding Board Member NW Chapter
  • Section of Public Contract Law (ABA)

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Selected Articles & Seminars:

  • Understanding the False Claims Act: Recent Changes, Compliance Strategies and the Devastating Results of Non-Compliance – Construction Law SuperConference, San Francisco
  • Alternative Procurement in Washington (Lorman)
  • Contractor Selection for GC/CM Projects, (WSBA) Seattle
  • CM At Risk - How to Survive in a Volatile Market (Construction Law SuperConference, San Francisco)
  • Teaming Agreements (Construction Law SuperConference, San Francisco)
  • Fundamentals of Construction Law, (ABA)
  • Construction Disputes, Practical Training and Forms, (WSBA)
  • Construction Issues in Washington, Seattle
  • Settling Claims & Seeking Indemnity, Under Construction, (ABA)
  • Contributor, Proving and Pricing Construction Claims, Aspen Publishers
  • Mediation Theatre: When Things Start to Go Wrong (Construction Law SuperConference, San Francisco)

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Representative Clients:

  • Atkinson
  • Bechtel
  • CH2M Hill
  • Clark Construction Group
  • Flatiron
  • GLY
  • Hoffman Construction Co.
  • Howard S. Wright Construction Company
  • Kiewit
  • Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • Nova Group
  • PCL Construction Services
  • Schuchart Corporation
  • URS
  • Washington Closure Hanford
  • Wyoming Medical Center

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