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My practice focuses on assisting clients with litigation and transactions involving contaminated properties.  This includes negotiating cleanup agreements with EPA and Ecology, engaging in cost recovery litigation, litigating with insurance companies to obtain coverage, and representing companies in natural resource damages claims.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Environmental: 50%

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Groff Murphy PLLC

300 E Pine St
Seattle, WA, 98122-2029


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Ames Moot Court FinalistHarvard Law School1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGroff Murphy PLLC2003 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. District Court1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationChair, Superfund Litigation Committee2007 - 2009
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionN/A1992 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Environmental Litigation: Law and StrategyContaminated Sites Cost Recovery under CERLCLA2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Columbia UniversityAmerican HistoryMA - Masters1988
Whitman CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Natural Resource Damages Litigation ConferenceProgram Co-Chair, Cooperative Assessments2009