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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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Sarah Perry




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Sarah Perry’s practice focuses on all aspects of complex business litigation with an emphasis on construction disputes to provide a full range of transactional and litigation services to her clients. Throughout her career, Ms. Perry has assisted a wide variety of clients, from small business entities, owners, and developers to large general contractors and public agencies.

To address the specific needs of her clients, Ms. Perry handles complex construction disputes, competitive bidding issues, construction defect claims, differing site condition claims, extra work claims, contracts including consulting, default, termination, delay and disruption claims, design professional disputes, mechanic’s liens and stop payment notices.

Past and present pro bono and volunteer activities include advocacy work for foster children through the Alliance for Children’s Rights, advocacy for domestic violence organizations, advocacy for homeless and displaced children, and many years of work with numerous animal rescue organizations.

Ms. Perry is a published author and has contributed to various law review pieces in the past.


  • Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 2004, Pedrick Scholar, Pro Bono Distinction
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2000, Honors College

Bars + Courts

  • California (2006)
  • United States District Court of California, Central (2007)
  • United States District Court of California, Northern (2007)
  • United States District Court of California, Eastern (2007)
  • United States District Court of California, Southern (2007)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2007)
  • Arizona (2004)
  • District Court of Arizona (2004)
  • Illinois (2007)
Practice Areas

Business & Commercial Law
Disputes & Litigation, Commercial


American Inns of Court (2004-2006)

Representative Work

Successful jury verdict in multimillion-dollar fraud based partnership dispute.
Successful dismissal at class certification stage in defense of multimillion-dollar consumer fraud based putative class action against major resort/casino.
Successful dismissal on summary judgment in defense of major credit card corporations in employment discrimination claim.
Successful defense of major surgical centers corporation for wrongful termination.
Defense of national insurance company in bad faith class action.
Defense of national auto manufacturers in several products liability and wrongful death lawsuits.
Counsel for gaming clients in business and employment related matters.
Defense of wage and hour class action case against national retailer.
Defense of several manufacturers and retailers in Proposition 65 matters.
Defense of wage and hour, employment discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuits against major retailers.
Business, employment and trademark counsel for numerous hospitality and restaurant groups.

News + Publications

Off Site, But On-Call: The Impact of Augustus on Meal and Rest Breaks 

Hold On Tight: California Supreme Court Gives Employees A Big PAGA Win On Class Action Type Wage and Hour Claim

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