Adam P. Murray


Those in the manufacturing, real estate, and hospitality industries ‎appreciate Adam Murray’s unique understanding of the contexts in ‎which legal issues arise and his strategies for resolving them. Before ‎joining Schwabe’s litigation team, Adam served as a judicial law clerk ‎in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the ‎District of Alaska. He has worked on complex trials and appeals across ‎a broad range of issues and has published legal analysis related to ‎environmental regulation, international and domestic governance, ‎maritime law, and climate change.‎

Before law school, Adam owned and operated several hospitality and ‎tourism businesses in the Pacific Northwest. He draws on this ‎experience to represent corporations and their owners through a ‎variety of transactions, decisions, and disputes. While attending the ‎University of Washington School of Law, Adam served as Executive ‎Articles Editor of the Washington Law Review and as a mediator for ‎the school’s Mediation Clinic. ‎



  • Represents individuals and entities in state and federal ‎proceedings.‎
  • Served as judicial clerk for federal district court and appellate ‎judges in civil and criminal litigation. Mediated a multi-party ‎municipal boundary dispute involving complex annexation ‎proposals.‎
  • Provided commercial real estate development advice to create ‎an award-winning mixed-use retail, hotel, and residential ‎project.‎

Memberships & Awards


  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member

Resources & Ideas

‎“Mission Impossible: A Guide to the New U.S. Icebreaker Discussion,” ‎Maritime Executive (2015)‎

‎“California Falls Into the Sea: Pacific Merchant Shipping Assoc. v. ‎Goldstene & State Authority to Regulate Beyond the Territorial Sea,” ‎‎27 U.S.F. Mar. L. J. 1 (2015)‎

Recent Developments in Arctic Law and Policy and Offshore Oil and ‎Gas Activity, University of Washington Alaska and Washington CLE, ‎‎(Anchorage, AK, 2015)‎

‎“Toward a Mandatory Polar Code by Tacit Means,” Law360 (2014)‎

Community Activities

Community Activities

  • Leadership Clark County, Class of 2019‎
  • Vancouver’s Downtown Association, Board of Directors and Executive ‎Committee (2017-present)‎




Washington State Courts

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Outside The Office