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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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Dustin T. Lozano




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Dustin Lozano is an associate attorney at Hunt Ortmann handling complex construction and business litigation. He represents clients through all stages of litigation, including pre-litigation settlement. In addition to trial and arbitration, Mr. Lozano has successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal.

Mr. Lozano represents clients from all areas of the construction industry including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and design professionals. Mr. Lozano handles a variety of construction litigation issues including: false claims disputes, differing site and changed conditions claims, extra work claims, delay and disruption claims, unfair business practices claims and breach of contract claims. He focuses his practice on successfully resolving disputes in a cost-effective manner through pre-litigation negotiation, mediation, arbitration and trial.

Prior to joining Hunt Ortmann, Mr. Lozano was a project manager for a waterproofing subcontractor. His time in the industry provides a practical understanding to the construction industry.


  • Trinity Law School, J.D.
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Practice Areas
  • Construction
  • Development
  • Contracts
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Building Industry Credit Association
Southern California Trades Association


Lorman Education Services Distinguished Faculty

Lorman Distinguished Faculty Member

Representative Work
  • Successful track record resolving claims in mediation with favorable results for clients.
  • Represented minority shareholder in shareholder dispute. Successfully defended and brought counter claims, resulting in a $1.3 million buyout.
  • Recovery of over $400,000 on behalf of a general contractor against an owner following trial.
  • Successful representation of a homeowner at trial against a contractor. Successfully briefed, argued, and preserved the judgment on appeal.
  • Representation of homeowners at arbitration against the developer. The dispute involved the prosecution of multiple construction defect claims.
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