Marisa M. Bavand

Marisa M. Bavand


Groff Murphy PLLC

Recognized since 2016

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Litigation - Construction

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Marisa Bavand provides counsel to construction industry and government contracts clients. She has been involved in most of the major construction and remediation projects in the Pacific Northwest for the past 20 years. Marisa has served in contracting and dispute roles in national and international projects and has been nationally recognized for her experience in construction litigation. Her practice includes representing public and private owners, general contractors, and engineers with pre-project planning and risk assessment, contract drafting, claim management and preservation, and litigating disputes. Marisa provides strategic advice and litigation representation on a large variety of projects including heavy civil, light rail, highway, bored tunnels, universities, production facilities, fire stations, mixed use commercial projects, and various vertical construction projects.

Marisa has also represented federal government contract clients for over 20 years. She is well versed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation and has helped her clients navigate complicated compliance issues and develop requests for equitable adjustments and various contract claims. Marisa also has over 15 years of experience representing clients related to United States Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and litigation of False Claims Act claims. She has managed extensive DOJ Civil Investigative Demands and succeeded in avoiding fraud-based liability for her clients through negotiated resolutions.

Location

  • 300 East Pine Street
    Seattle, WA 98122

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of California - Santa Barbara, B.A., with Distinction

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Washington
  • State Courts of California
  • 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 Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Construction

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