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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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Emil B. Rogstad




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Emil Rogstad transitioned to an associate attorney at Hunt Ortmann after spending the last two years with the firm as a litigation paralegal. Mr. Rogstad previously worked as a construction litigation paralegal in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. He has reviewed, analyzed, and organized millions of documents for dozens of trials involving complex construction projects in both federal and state court. He was the lead paralegal on a multi-million dollar claim before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals while also completing his law degree in a program designed for working professionals.

Mr. Rogstad has experience solving issues related to civil discovery, preparing evidence for witness examinations and trial presentation, and has worked for owners, contractors, and insurance companies. Recently, he was the lead paralegal for Hunt Ortmann during a victorious jury trial pursuing a general contractor’s claims for the defective work of a subcontractor on a public works project in California.

Mr. Rogstad is a member of the California Bar, and his practice focuses on construction litigation.



Seattle University, School of Law, J.D.
Seattle Pacific University, B.A

Practice Areas

Construction Disputes & Litigation
Construction Consulting
Construction Defects
Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosures
Construction Payment & Performance Bond Claims
Construction Agreements
Drafting / Negotiation / Procurement / Review of Contracts
Project Labor Agreements
Contractor Licensing
Public Works Claim
Bid Mistakes & Protests
Government Contracts & Projects
Collection Actions


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