Overview

Paolo Hermoso is a litigation attorney that represents 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. He has significant litigation experience in both federal and state courts, as well as domestic arbitrations.

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 and Inclusion Committee, and is a member of the firm’s Minority Affinity Group.

Experience

Experience

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 over $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.

Organizations

Community & Professional

National Filipino American Lawyers Association, Member

Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders Group

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member

Honors

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

Industries

Education

Admissions

Languages

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