Paolo Hermoso is a litigation attorney representing clients in an array of real estate and commercial disputes across the public and private sectors. Paolo also has significant experience representing clients spanning the breadth of the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and sureties, in a variety of complex litigation matters. He has resolved millions of dollars in claims arising from the construction and operation of various properties, including a mine site area water treatment plant, a public-works student housing project, a neurosciences research facility, and a regional transportation hub. Paolo has significant litigation experience in both federal and state courts, as well as domestic arbitrations.

Paolo is a contributing author for Construction & Claims, Nossaman's periodic digest of the headlines, statutory and regulatory changes and court cases involving construction news, claims, bid protests, contract administration and payment-related disputes.

During law school, Paolo served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Troy L. Nunley, U.S. District Judge of the Eastern District of California.

Paolo serves on Nossaman’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and is a member of the firm’s Racially & Ethnically Diverse Affinity Group. 



Member of the legal team providing counseling in contract administration relating to the third Design-Built construction contract (CP 4) on the California High-Speed Rail Project.  The CP 4 construction area is a 22-mile stretch and will include construction of at-grade embankments, retained fill overcrossings and viaducts, aerial sections of the high-speed rail alignment and the relocation of four miles of existing train tracks.

Member of litigation team representing the Texas Department of Transportation against a variety of delay and contract claims relating to the US 181 Harbor Bridge Project.

Represented general contractor in state court breach of contract action arising from $165 million student housing project for a California State University, successfully achieving settlement during pre-trial mediation.

Successfully represented ENR U.S. Top 10 general contractor regarding enforceability of a $55 million subcontract relating to the construction of $1.3 billion neurosciences research facility in San Francisco, California.

Successfully resolved more than $60 million in breach of contract claims between EPC contractor and Owner regarding the construction and operation of a water treatment plant in New Mexico on the eve of arbitration, with a settlement that required no direct payment by Owner client to contractor.

Represented general contractor in multi-party litigation related to $6 billion infrastructure project to design and construct regional transportation hub located in San Francisco, California.


Community & Professional

National Filipino American Lawyers Association, Member

Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders Group

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member


Honors & Recognitions

University of California, Davis School of Law, Moot Court Honors Board, 2018 Best Overall Oral Advocate

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2018 Regional Champion

Cruz and Jeannene Reynoso Scholarship for Legal Access, Recipient





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