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William Jacob Murphy

William Jacob Murphy

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Contracts & Agreements, Employment & Labor, Business

About Me

Bill Murphy has successfully  represented owners and contractors in a variety of construction matters including contract negotiation and dispute resolution. He has  represented companies and individuals in employment and human resource matters and has advised several high-technology companies as outside general counsel.  In select circumstances, Bill has provided  pro bono representation of  individuals in need of legal counsel concerning personal matters.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Construction & Development: 65%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Ryan Vancil Esq

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ryan Vancil Land Use & Zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John William Kydd

    I endorse this lawyer. He is bright, self effacing, savvy, fun to work with and pleasantly humble for being a highly competent professional. He also is humble in his fees, an increasingly rare quality.


    John Kydd Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

PO Box 5118
Portland, OR, 97208




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Construction Attorney / Outside General CounselLaw Office Of William Murphy2001 - 2011
Partner, Chair - Litigation GroupCairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.1989 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Skinner v. MedinaSuccess
Filtercorp Inc; Paulman v. Gateway Venture Partners III LPSuccess

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Purdue UniversityEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1978

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Health Law LL.M ProgramMedical Products Liability Law2011