Michael P. Grace

Michael P. Grace



Mike Grace provides counsel and litigation services to contractors, developers, design professionals, and other construction industry clients.

He has extensive experience in helping clients resolve complex issues and disputes during all phases of the construction process. This includes 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.

Mike has deep experience with design build and other forms of alternative procurement, and has worked on a wide variety of public infrastructure and private development projects. These include highways, bridges and tunnels, airports, light rail, sports stadiums, school and civic facilities, high rise and vertical construction, data centers, retail and numerous commercial, residential, and mixed-use developments. Mike is actively involved with construction industry organizations and is frequent speaker on construction law topics.

Education & Admissions

Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 1996), cum laude; National Order of Barristers

Michigan State University (B.A., 1990)


  • Washington
  • 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


  • Representation of design builder on major airport expansion project
  • Representation of design builder on major highway expansion and tolling project
  • Representation of general contractor on tunnel project
  • Representation of general contractor and GC/CM on multiple public school projects
  • Representation of general contractors on water treatment plants and pumping stations
  • Representation of design professional on school and civic projects
  • Representation of developer regarding multiple retail and mixed use developments 

Industries & Practices

  • Construction & Design
  • Construction Litigation
  • Development & Infrastructure

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • 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
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law


Chambers USA 2023

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Construction), 2019-2023
  • Named a "Washington Super Lawyer" – Construction Law
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America©, Construction Law, 2016-2024
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation - Construction & Litigation - Insurance, 2024
Michael P. Grace