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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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Michael H. Lee

Senior Counsel



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Michael Lee has more than 20 years of practice as a coverage and litigation attorney with experience handling a variety of claims and litigating coverage and bad faith actions. He has extensive experience evaluating a variety of coverage matters, including construction defect, commercial general liability, employment practices liability, professional liability, cyber liability, and director and officers liability matters.  He has also evaluated and monitored complex residential and commercial construction defect and construction products liability claims nationwide concerning developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and represented product manufacturers, from inception to resolution, including multi-party, litigated claims involving large-scale real estate projects.


  • Tulane Law School, J.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science


  • California
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Insurance Law

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