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Hunt Ortmann is one of the foremost authorities on California construction law, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation offering additional legal services in the areas of business and commercial law, employment matters and labor law compliance, real estate, insurance and suretyship.

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Carlo Paciulli




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Mr. Paciulli’s long-term experience in the design and construction industry buttresses his practice in construction claims and litigation. Before becoming a trial attorney, he worked 15 years as an onsite construction and project manager for DMJMH+N, a large architectural, engineering, and construction services company in Los Angeles. During his time at DMJMH+N, he managed over $100 million in facilities construction for the United States Postal Service and developed an extensive background in federal government contracts. He was responsible for design management, bidding and contract award, construction, claims and dispute resolution, and project settlement and closeout.

His wide-ranging claims experience includes differing site conditions, delay and disruption, acceleration, defective plans and specifications, change orders, and payment disputes.

Mr. Paciulli has presented seminars before various groups on change orders, contract administration, AIA contracts, contracting with California public entities, effective quality control, and mechanic’s liens, bonds and stop notices.

Mr. Paciulli represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers.

In addition to his construction-law practice, Mr. Paciulli handles matters in residential and commercial real estate, including breach of purchase agreements, easements, boundary disputes, landlord-tenant, and unlawful detainer.


  • Whittier College School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Southern California , Bachelor of Architecture, 1986

Bars + Courts

  • California (2004)
  • California (2001)

Personal Information

  • Mr. Paciulli is a native of Los Angeles and is married with two children. He is also a licensed general contractor in California.
Practice Areas
  • Collection Actions
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Disputes & Litigation, Commercial
  • Construction Consulting
  • Construction Contracts & Bid Documents
  • Disputes & Litigation, Construction
  • Insurance & Suretyship
  • Public Entity / Government Contracts & Projects
  • Real Estate Law
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Society of Professional Estimators- Board Member, Los Angeles Chapter
    • Pasadena Top Attorney sponsored by Pasadena Magazine 2010 – 2014
    • Lorman Education Services Distinguished Faculty

Lorman Distinguished Faculty Member

News + Publications


  • 2012 Pasadena Top Attorneys Announced!
  • Hunt Ortmann is Honored with 2011 Pasadena Top Attorney Selection
  • Ortmann, Nieves, Paciulli & Brody Selected to Pasadena Magazine’s Top 2010 Attorneys!
  • Hunt Ortmann client prevails against restaurant owner


Speaking Engagements + Seminars
  • Construction Law Update
  • Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations- Bakersfield, CA
  • The Business of Building Information Modeling (BIM), How to Make it Work for You
  • AIA Contracts- Pasadena

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