Bruce P. Babbitt

Bruce P. Babbitt

Seattle, Washington

Bruce P. Babbitt is a founding member of the firm. His practice encompasses nearly all aspects of construction law and government contracting. Matters that he has prosecuted or defended include heavy and highway work, notably the I-205 bridge between Portland and Vancouver, WA, jails, sports arenas, resorts, hospitals, airport construction, including baggage systems, port facilities, residential construction, and large construction defect litigation. He is the former chairman of the State Bar Association Construction Law Section.

Mr. Babbitt represents architects, private owners, public agencies, subcontractors, and general contractors in drafting and negotiating contract documents, bid protests, claims, arbitration, mediation, and practice before state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Federal Claims. He serves as a mediator and arbitrator.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Government Contract Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Law Review: Journal of Criminal Law, Articles Editor
  • University of Oregon, Eugene
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Washington Construction Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Seattle-King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Alaska Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Public Procurement and Private Construction Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Section, Member
  • Washington Construction Law Seminars, Co-Chair
  • Washington State Bar Association, Public Procurement and Private Construction Law Section, Section Chair
  • American Bar Association, Northwest Region - Washington, Oregon & Alaska, Former Chair
  • American Bar Association, State and Local Section, Former Vice Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • U. S. Navy, Lieutenant
  • Ferguson & Burdell
  • Ferguson & Burdell, Partner