Michael P. Grace


206.832.1475 Direct



Seattle University, J.D., cum laude
National Order of Barristers

Michigan State University, B.A.


State Courts of Washington

State Courts of Oregon

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

United States District Court for the District of Oregon

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Mike Grace provides counsel and litigation services to contractors, developers, design professionals, and other construction industry clients.  He drafts and negotiates a wide variety of contracts and agreements, and helps his clients resolve issues that arise during all phases of the construction process.  Mike is experienced in resolving multiple different types of construction claims and disputes, including bid protests, change order and extra work disputes, claims for defective design and construction, as well as claims for delay, acceleration, impact, and lost productivity.  He is well versed with construction insurance and surety bonds, and regularly assists clients with solving coverage disputes.

Mike is experienced with multiple forms of project delivery systems, and has worked on a wide variety of public and private construction projects.  These include heavy civil and marine projects, airports, light rail, sports stadiums, school and civic facilities, high rise and vertical construction, as well as numerous commercial, residential and mixed-use developments.  Mike is actively involved with construction industry organizations, and is frequent speaker on construction law topics.  Mike also serves as a mediator and arbitrator for construction disputes and related matters.


Professional Associations, Activities & Recognition

  • Chambers USA – Construction Law
  • Washington Super Lawyer – Construction Law (2012-present)
  • Best Lawyers in in America – Construction Law (2015-present)
  • AGC of Washington
    • Board of Trustees (2015-2018)
    • Legal Affairs Committee (Chairman, 2011-2017)
    • Associate Member of the Year (2012)
  • Design Build Institute of America
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America – Charter Fellow
  • IR Global International Professional Services Network – Construction Law
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law

Selected Publications & Seminars

  • Design Liability in Construction Contracts (Seminar, 25th Annual Construction Super Conference)
  • Changes, Claims and Notice on Construction Contracts in Washington (Seminar, Lorman)
  • Recent Changes to the Federal False Claims Act (Seminar, 24th Annual Construction Super Conference)
  • “Understanding Payment & Performance Bonds (Seminar, Lorman)
  • Construction Manager at Risk: On a Fast Track and in a Volatile Market (Seminar, 20th Annual Construction Super Conference)
  • Mediating a Construction Dispute (Seminar, Seattle University)
  • Strategies for Protecting Contractors against Construction Defect Claims (Seminar, The Seminar Group)
  • Construction Insurance and Bond Claims (Seminar, Lorman)