Mr. Mah is a principal with the Firm and possesses extensive jury trial, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution experience in construction and engineering matters. Admitted to the California Bar in 1990, Mr. Mah has successfully brought to jury verdict numerous matters in the Los Angeles Superior Court and the United States District Court, Central District, and has conducted countless arbitrations and mediations. Since the early 1990’s Mr. Mah’s legal career has been devoted to construction and business law related issues.
Prior to joining Hunt Ortmann, Mr. Mah served as a Deputy City Attorney in the Airport Division of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and was general counsel to the Los Angeles World Airports on all of its construction matters.
Since joining Hunt Ortmann in 1999, Mr. Mah has represented several public agencies such as the City of Los Angeles Public Works Department, the Port of Los Angeles, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, cities such as Calabasas, Oxnard, and Santa Cruz, and several special districts in complex construction litigation. Mr. Mah has continued to represent the Los Angeles World Airports on construction transactions and litigation, including projects arising out of the LAX multi-billion dollar master plan. In addition to his public entity clients, Mr. Mah also represents several private industry clients, including developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers.
Mr. Mah has served as a consultant on several CEB government practice guides, has authored several chapters on project delivery methods and public bidding, and has lectured frequently in public works programs and seminars sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Construction Subsection, CMAA, APWA, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and Lorman Education Services, among others. Beginning in 2008 to the present, Mr. Mah was named a Southern California Construction “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics Magazine, and from 2011 to the present, he has been selected as a Pasadena Top Attorney sponsored by Pasadena Magazine.
Mr. Mah is a past chair of the Construction Law Subsection of the Los Angeles County Bar’s Real Property Section, and previously served on the “Greenbook” Committee for Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction.