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Contact Andy

2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7426

Andy Murphy

Partner
  • Represent plaintiff seeking to strike the residency requirement for Washington's cannabis industry as unconstitutional.
  • Represent former cannabis retailer seeking damages from municipality for wrongful denial of a business license.
  • Represented cannabis producer-processor in multiple related appeals of actions where the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board sought license cancellation for traceability violations.
  • Represented cannabis producer-process in defense of administrative violation notice alleging violations of true parties of interest and prohibited practices.
  • Represented cannabis producer-processor in defense of administrative violation notices alleging violations of traceability and advertising rules.
  • Represented cannabis retailer and producer/processor in responding to audits conducted by Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.
  • Represents cannabis retail stores in defense of class actions alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
  • Represented cannabis businesses in lawsuits arising out of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represented partners in retail cannabis stores in disputes alleging breaches of fiduciary duties and seeking dissolution of the partnerships. 
  • Represented marijuana processor in dispute regarding ownership of industrial equipment. 
  • Represent cannabis retailer in a commercial landlord-tenant dispute.
  • In connection with multidistrict class action litigation, represented business in seeking tax refunds from over 150 municipalities across the State of Washington. 
  • Represented plaintiffs in class action against the United States regarding taking of real property. 
  • Defended a Fortune 500 Company in private arbitration against former subsidiary involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and indemnification claims. Settled multi-million dollar dispute for less than half of one percent of the damages alleged by claimants. 
  • Represented business and primary shareholder in recovering high-value real property collateral following rescission of underlying loan.
  • Prevailed at trial in defending a manufacturing company against allegations of retaliation against former employee. 
  • Following contested administrative hearing before Public Employment Relations Commission, prevailed on claims alleging discrimination and retaliation. 
  • Obtained dismissal of wage theft and breach of contract claims brought by former employee, and dismissal was upheld on appeal. 
  • Obtained dismissal of claims of race, age, gender, and national origin discrimination against employer.
  • Obtained dismissals of three land use appeals involving development of an affordable housing community. 
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims in a land use appeal regarding alleged noncompliance with Washington State Environmental Policy and Growth Management Acts. 
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of a land use appeal before the Shorelines Hearings Board alleging dozens of violations of the Shoreline Management Act. 
  • Prevailed in contested administrative hearing regarding adequacy of a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignficance.