Groff Murphy

CONSTRUCTION LAW

Experience and Services: Groff Murphy lawyers represent general contractors, engineering firms, and public and private owners. Our clients include some of the country's largest and most sophisticated contractors and engineers. We believe our client list reflects the quality and scope of the services we provide. We act as outside general counsel to many of our clients and the firm's experience spans all stages of construction projects:
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Joint ventures, LLCs and IP agreements
  • Project procurement and bid protests
  • Labor, employment and safety issues
  • Insurance coverage and claims
  • Surety, bond and lien claims
  • Claim preparation and negotiation
  • Dispute resolution - mediation, arbitration & litigation
  • False Claims Act litigation

Preventive Practices/Dispute Resolution: The firm believes that preventive practices are particularly important. We are familiar with all forms of contracts, including GC/CM contracts, design build agreements, and teaming agreements. We provide preventive legal counseling on a daily basis and we understand that our first responsibility is to keep our clients out of trouble. However, when that is not possible, we have the experience and resources necessary to successfully handle any size dispute. The firm has a long record of leadership in alternative dispute resolution and has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration, as well as major, complex litigation in state and federal courts.

Geographic Scope: Groff Murphy lawyers regularly handle matters throughout the western United States. Our lawyers are admitted to practice in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Our lawyers have handled matters from New York to Guam and from Fairbanks to Mexico.

Representative — Clients

  • Atkinson Construction
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Big D
  • Clark Construction Group
  • General Construction Company
  • GLY Corporation
  • Howard S. Wright Construction Company
  • Hunt Corporation
  • Hoffman Construction Company
  • Kiewit
  • Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • Nova Group
  • PCL
  • Schuchart Corp.
  • URS
  • Northwest Cascade, Inc.
  • Marpac Construction

Representative — Matters

Public Building Projects
  • Safeco Field
  • Bellevue City Hall
  • Downtown Seattle Public Library
  • Jumbo Jet Maintenance Hangar, Portland, Oregon
  • Airway Heights Correction Center, Spokane, Washington
  • Nike World Campus Expansion
  • Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
  • Alaska Sea Life Center
  • Kahului Airport, Maui, Hawaii
  • Elmendorf Corporate Medical Facility, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Seattle Center Coliseum
  • Madigan Army Hospital, Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Washington State Convention Center
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Central Seattle Waterfront Project
  • Seattle Tacoma International Airport Expansion
  • Chemistry, Physics & EEB Bldgs-University of Washington
Industrial Projects
  • United States Department of Energy, ERDF, Hanford, Washington
  • United States Department of Energy, Effluent Treatment Facility, Hanford, Washington
  • Boeing Flight Test Center, Seattle, Washington
  • Immunex Plant, Redmond, Washington
  • United States Department of Energy, 200E Boiler Retubing Project, Hanford, Washington
  • Edmonds Waste Water Treatment Plant, Edmonds, Washington
  • Skagit County Incinerator, Burlington, Washington
  • Boeing Spar Assembly Building, Everett, Washington
  • Tacoma Steam Plant, Tacoma, Washington
  • Renton Effluent Transfer System (Metro), Renton, Washington
Mass Transit, Bridges, Heavy Civil, and Marine
  • Central Link Light Rail Maintenance Facility and Track, Seattle, Washington
  • Cowlitz Falls Dam, Lewis County, Washington
  • Bonneville Dam, Powerhouse #2, Oregon
  • First Avenue South Bridge, Seattle, Washington
  • Tri-Met Light Rail, Portland, Oregon
  • John Day Dam Spillway Retrofit, The Dalles, Oregon
  • I-90 Bridge Reconstruction, Seattle, Washington
  • Third Lake Washington Floating Bridge Approaches, Seattle, Washington
  • South Bay Ocean Outfall, San Diego, California
  • Detroit People Mover Project (Light Rail), Detroit, Michigan
  • Trident Submarine Base East, Kings Bay, Georgia
  • Alsea River Bridge, Newport, Oregon
  • World Port, Los Angeles, California
  • Hi-Pressure Pipeline, Worland, Wyoming
Private Building Projects
  • Tower 333, Bellevue, Washington
  • Twelth @ 112th, Bellevue, Washington
  • State Farm Regional Office Building, DuPont, Washington
  • 98 Union Place, Seattle, Washington
  • Nordstrom Store, San Francisco
  • Fred Meyer Store, Burien, Washington
  • Harrah's Skagit Casino, Burlington, Washington
  • Campus Landing Apartments, Federal Way, Washington
  • One Pacific Tower, Seattle, Washington
  • Sterling Plaza Office Building, Bellevue, Washington