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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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Daniel J. Kim




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Daniel J. Kim is an associate attorney with Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc. He specializes in the areas of business, construction, insurance, and real estate law.

His practice includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in their business and commercial litigation matters, including general liability, breach of contract, business tort, and public works claims. He also is involved in matters involving insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, defense, indemnity, and claims analysis.

Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Kim clerked at various law firms gaining valuable experience in tort litigation, estate planning, and tax law. He also worked as a student representative for the California Board of Equalization, assisting taxpayers with their appeals against the California Franchise Tax Board.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.
    • USF Law Merit Scholarship, Arthur C. Zief Scholarship
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, Tax Law Certificate
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.

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  • California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
Practice Areas
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Korean American Bar Association
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