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William Jacob Murphy

Construction and development Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Bill Murphy

This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 11 years
    Washington - WA 33 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1989
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development

  2. Employment and labor
    Employment and Labor Law Compliance; Human Resource Investigations

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Representation of businesses in contractual disputes and collection matters

  4. Business
    Operations Management, Regulatory Compliance

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. Bill is currently employed as General Counsel for Harder Mechanical Contractors, Inc. in Portland Oregon and is not accepting clients.

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William Jacob Murphy
PO Box 5118
Portland, OR, 97208


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Posted by Kevin | March 30, 2011
child custody
My exwife and I have been divorced for 4 years. One year ago she started a new job in Canada.We have a daughter who is 15 and we had shared custody.The thought of loosing the ability to see my daughter every day was the most stressful time of my life. Mr. Murphy was very quick to respond to my questions, and was very frank with his opinion of my situation.We were able to come to an a decision without going to court.Every morning I get up and have breakfast with my daughter! Life could not be any better.
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Posted by Brian | March 28, 2011
Very satisfied with Bill Murphy's responsive, thorough contracts review
I had an urgent contract issue for which I needed experienced legal advice. Bill Murphy quickly (less than 24 hours) reviewed my three contracts and provided detailed analysis the the legal issues I was facing. He also provided valuable suggests for my course of action moving forward. In short, I was very glad that I found him.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2011
Trusted Attorney
Mr. Murphy has represented me in several cases over the past 10 years. In all legal matters he has represented me or advised me in, I have been extremely pleased with his professionalism and knowledge. I have and will continue to use Mr Murphy all of my legal needs and refer to others in need of good sound legal advise.


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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Construction Attorney / Outside General Counsel
  • Law Office Of William Murphy
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Partner, Chair - Litigation Group
  • Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.
  • 1989 - 2000


  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Purdue University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Skinner v. Medina
  • Success
  • Filtercorp Inc; Paulman v. Gateway Venture Partners III LP
  • Success


  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • In-House
  • Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Law & Policy
  • 2017
  • In-house
  • Electronic Communication Policy & Law
  • 2016
  • Advanced Workers Compensation Seminar
  • Intersection of ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Law
  • 2016
  • Health Law LL.M Program
  • Medical Products Liability Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse William
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is an excellent lawyer and is very capable on handling complex federal litigation as well as other matters."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill is a sharp, creative, experienced attorney who can be trusted to provide the highest caliber legal representation."
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