Professional Biography

Graehm C. Wallace Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.3921

    F +1.206.359.4921

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.3921

    GWallace@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Graehm Wallace, a partner with the firm's Litigation practice, has 20 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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Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Present: 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

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  • Washington

Education

  • 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