Hunt Ortmann is one of the foremost authorities on construction law, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation, with expertise in the areas of business and commercial law, insurance, labor and employment, real estate and suretyship. Hunt Ortmann has historically specialized in serving the construction industry, including public entities, private owners, and construction companies, but the Firm now is proud to expand its scope to all business owners, employers, and real estate interests in all of the above practices areas.
Hunt Ortmann has the know how and depth to handle large and complex matters, but is also sized to provide nimble and personal attention to every client's needs at a reasonable cost. Because of our experience, we need not use our resources on basic education or research—we get right to the heart of the matter faster and more effectively than the competition. We provide creative approaches to solving the business problems of our clients including risk analysis, avoidance and mitigation strategies. Our firm philosophy is that we endeavor to always conduct ourselves in an honest, professional and trustworthy manner, while aggressively advancing our clients’ rights.
Hunt Ortmann has played a leading role in many of the most important construction cases in recent decades, and in the drafting of construction and real property related statutes. Our firm is widely considered to be one of the preeminent firms specializing in all aspects of California construction law. Gordon Hunt, one of our firm's founders, is the co-author of the leading text on California Construction Law (now in its 18th edition), with substantial contributions also made by Dale Ortmann, also a firm founder. Gordon is also co-author of California Construction Lending and the Law, and is the author of Construction Surety and Bonding Handbook. Three members of Hunt Ortmann have served as chairpersons of the Construction Law Subsection of the Los Angeles County Bar. Hunt Ortmann attorneys extensively publish articles discussing construction issues, and frequently give seminars on construction and employment law.
Hunt Ortmann is involved in all types of construction litigation, including large complex construction matters. The attorneys at Hunt Ortmann advise public entities on issues concerning construction delivery methods, bidding, the drafting and review of construction contracts and bonds, issues concerning the administration of construction contracts, stop notices, claims, and payment and performance bond issues. When appropriate, mediation, arbitration, and trial (both bench and jury) have been an integral part of our extensive experience. Hunt Ortmann possesses expertise on all public and private contracting issues in construction related litigation in both state and federal courts. Furthermore, our attorneys come to the table with expertise in the areas of business and commercial law, insurance, labor and employment, real estate and suretyship.
Our firm is grateful to have received widespread recognition for all of the important work we have been honored to do not just on behalf of our construction clients, but all of our clients. All of Hunt Ortmann's shareholders are routinely included in leading legal industry attorney rankings including Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, with Dale Ortmann and John Darling being named 2020 Leaders of Influence Top Litigators and Trial Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and with Dale Ortmann named Best Lawyer’s Construction Litigation Attorney of the Year in 2015. In 2011 and 2013, Gordon Hunt was named Los Angeles Construction Lawyer of the Year by the Los Angeles County Bar, which also awarded Mr. Hunt with both the Acret and Flaig awards for excellence in the construction law practice.MEET OUR TEAM
Our attorneys represent California clients in many different types of construction and business law matters. We have experience handling cases that range from design liability in public works claims to bad faith insurance and construction defect litigation. We provide our clients with tailored and professional representation in a wide range of legal issues impacting California businesses.
At Hunt Ortmann, we believe that developing creative approaches can allow the businesses we serve to save time and money. Our lawyers are not just dedicated attorneys who provide experienced service to a diverse range of business clients. We also have experience as architects, engineers, project managers, and consultants. Hunt Ortmann lawyers regularly represent public and private owners in a wide variety of legal matters impacting their businesses, from employment disputes to complex litigation cases that involve multiple parties and interests. We know how important it is to have an attorney on your side with experience in your industry and the ability to help you resolve your legal matter effectively.GET IN TOUCH