Professional Biography
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Graehm C. Wallace Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.3921

    F +1.206.359.4921


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Graehm Wallace, a partner with the firm's Litigation practice, has 24 years of experience working in all areas of construction transactions, counseling and litigation.  His work covers all aspects of contract drafting and negotiating, including preconstruction, architectural, engineering, construction-management, design-build, balance of plant (BOP), engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), turn-key, consultant, bidding, advice during construction, and claim prosecution and defense from initial claim analysis through discovery, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration or trial.  Graehm works on public and private construction projects, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Manufacturing facilities 
  • Energy projects, including wind, hydro, LNG, and gas to electricity 
  • Dams and fish ladders
  • Green buildings, including LEED 
  • Hotels and resorts 
  • Restaurants 
  • Tenant improvements
  • Retail and shopping centers
  • Museums 
  • Condominiums 
  • Apartments
  • Retirement and nursing facilities
  • Warehouses 
  • Pipelines 
  • Theaters 
  • Demolition and remediation 
  • Transportation, including light rail, roads, and utilities
  • Waste treatment plants
  • Homes and housing 
  • Public facilities, including schools, universities, hospitals, sports facilities, and fire stations
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Ranked by Chambers USA Three Years in a Row

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA "America's Leading Lawyers", 2019 - 2021
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013 - 2022: Construction Law

Related Employment

  • Short Cressman & Burgess, Seattle, WA, Associate, 1996 - 2000
  • Clanahan, Tanner, Downing & Knowlton, P.C., Denver, CO, Summer Associate, 1995
  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO, Teaching Fellow, Civil Procedure, 1994 - 1995
  • Colorado Court of Appeals, Summer Intern to The Hon. Jose D. Marquez, 1994





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington


  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1996, Casenote and Comment Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
  • University of Washington, B.A., Political Science and Political Economics, 1991