Allison L. Murphy


206.832.1504 Direct



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

Washington State University, B.A., magna cum laude
Honors College


State Courts of Washington

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Allison Murphy focuses her practice on government contracts, construction law and complex commercial litigation.  Allison has handled litigation in state and federal courts, and has participated in numerous mediations and arbitration hearings involving complex construction and government contract disputes.  Allison has handled a wide range of disputes, including contractor delay and impact claims, claims involving the False Claims Act, and claims involving the complexities of the Small Business Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation.  In addition, Allison advises contractors on bidding, contract negotiation and formation as well as general compliance issues.

Representative projects with which Allison has been involved include the Waste Treatment Plant, disputes arising from environmental remediation contracts at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the Lower Granite Lock and Dam Project, the I-405 NE 6th to I-5 Widening and Express Toll Lanes Design-Build Project, and the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project.

Professional Associations, Activities & Recognition

  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Secretary, Construction Law Section (2019-Present)
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Professionals Group
  • “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2014-Present)
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
    • Fellow

Selected Publications & Seminars

  • Marisa Bavand, Allison Murphy, and Evan Brown, Federal Procurement, in Washington Construction Law Deskbook (June 2018)
  • Contributing Author, “Construction Law Update,” Aspen Publishing (2011-2012)
  • A Refresher on the Contract Disputes Act and Practicing Before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (Seminar, Desert Bar Association)