William M. Hughbanks

Senior Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Bill Hughbanks is Senior Counsel at GRSM. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction related matters. Bill regularly assists clients at the outset of a construction project by reviewing, negotiating and developing contract documents to protect the clients’ interest. He also counsels his clients in preparing claims and evaluating liability when a dispute arises on a project.

    Bill advocates for his clients through all stages of a legal conflict, from pre-litigation negotiations all the way through trial or arbitration if necessary.


    • Washington
    • Idaho
    • Montana
    • Alaska

    Community Involvement

    • Washington Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Board Member
    • Military Order of the Purple Heart, Member
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Represented a landlord in a dispute with a commercial tenant who allowed the commercial property to fall into severe disrepair. Successfully tried a bench trial resulting in nearly all repair costs being awarded to the landlord/client, in excess of $150,000, along with nearly all attorney’s fees.
    • Represented an excavation contractor in a dispute with project owner who alleged that improper fill dirt was deposited onto the project. The matter was tried to an arbitrator who returned a complete defense decision in favor of the excavation contractor.
  • Education


    J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 2012

    B.A., Criminal Justice, Eastern Washington University, 2009


    Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch distinction in Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law - Employee, and Labor and Employment Law - Management (2024)