David C. Groff

Of Counsel

206.832.1478 Direct
206.910.6375 Cell



University of Michigan School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Order of the Coif | Michigan Law Review, Note & Comment Editor

University of Michigan, B.A., with Distinction


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

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.  David’s practice philosophy is that effective representation requires that a lawyer be in touch with his clients’ business objectives.  He provides day-to-day counseling to numerous clients on a variety of business and contract issue, and acts as outside general counsel to many of his clients.  David 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 False Claims Act matters.  He has been an industry leader in utilizing ADR to resolve complex, multi-party disputes.  He is an active industry participant and a frequent lecturer on construction law issues.


Professional Associations, Activities & Recognition

  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
    • Section on Public Contract Law
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington
  • Design Build Institute of America
    • Founding Board Member, Northwest Chapter
  • Seattle Construction Law Lawyer of the Year, America’s Best Lawyers
  • “Top Attorneys in Washington,” Seattle Met magazine
  • “Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters
  • IR Global International Professional Services Network – Construction Law

Selected Publications & Seminars

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