Evan A. Brown


206.832.1472 Direct



University of Washington School of Law, J.D., with Honors
Order of the Coif | Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, Editor-in-Chief | Pro Bono Honors

Pitzer College, B.A.


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

Evan Brown serves as counsel to construction industry and government contracts clients.  He has experience with complex litigation and dispute resolution arising from public and private construction projects, including trial and motion practice, appellate practice, mediation, and arbitration.  His specialties include contractual, statutory, and regulatory interpretation and construction; motion practice; discovery, including complex electronic discovery; appeals; and contract drafting and analysis.  Prior to joining Groff Murphy, Mr. Brown served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Thomas R. Bjorgen and Judge Bradley A. Maxa of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division Two, and as a judicial extern to Justice Steven C. Gonzalez of the Washington Supreme Court and Judge Bruce E. Heller of King County Superior Court.

Professional Associations, Activities & Recognition

  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
  • King County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Associated General Contractors
    • Legal Affairs Committee
  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  • Advocates for the Arts, University of Washington, President (2012-2013)

Selected Publications & Seminars

  • Mike Grace and Evan Brown, Cumulative Impacts, Construction Project Scheduling & Delay Claims, March 20, 2020 (Seminar, The Seminar Group)
  • Marisa Bavand, Allison Murphy, and Evan Brown, Federal Procurement, in Washington Construction Law Deskbook (June 2018)
  • Kellen Ruwe and Evan Brown, A Matter of Fact: Supreme Court Clarifies Law Regarding Vicarious Liability for Concurrent Breaches of Nondelegable Duties, Construction Law (WSBA Construction Law Section Newsletter), Fall 2018, at 1-3
  • Evan Brown, Fixed Perspectives: The Evolving Contours of the Fixation Requirement in Copyright Law, 10 Wash. J.L. Tech. & Arts 17 (2014)
  • Evan Brown, Shaking Out the “Shakedowns”: Pre-Discovery Dismissal of Copyright Infringement Cases After Comparison of the Works at Issue, 9 Wash. J.L. Tech. & Arts 69 (2013)