Michael J. Murphy

Of Counsel

206.618.7200 Direct



Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude

Georgetown University, B.S., magna cum laude


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

Mike Murphy has provided comprehensive counsel to developers, builders and contractors on all aspects of development and construction, from land acquisition, entitlements, permitting and appeals, through contract negotiation and dispute resolution.  His practice has included all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, litigation and appeals, as well as land use and other administrative hearings.  Mike’s experience in real estate, land use and construction makes him uniquely suited to understand the full range of issues affecting development and construction projects and to assist his clients in achieving their business objectives.

Professional Associations, Activities & Recognition

  • Associated General Contractors of Washington
  • Master Builders of King and Snohomish Counties
  • Utility Contractors Association of Washington
    • Board of Directors
    • Associate Member of the Year
  • Mercer Island, WA Planning Commission
  • Top Washington Attorney, Washington CEO
  • “Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Section of Private Construction and Public Procurement
    • Section of Environmental and Land Use
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Forum Committee on Construction Industry
    • Public Contract Law Section