Angela M. Otto

Key Expertise

Real Estate




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Angela M. Otto

Jessica Pintado de Bush, Assistant

Angela M. Otto is a key member of Dunn Carney’s Real Estate and Construction practice group. Angie’s practice is dedicated to the representation of general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, owners, and developers in construction disputes. She represents clients on significant delay and impact claims, complex contractual disputes, and other matters pertaining to the design and construction of commercial facilities. She further represents clients on the front end of construction and design projects, including developing risk management procedures, negotiating contracts, and visiting job sites to resolve potential issues before they expand into claims.

Angie has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law and Litigation – Construction since 2018. She has been selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine, since 2018. Angie also served as counsel to the board for the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter from January 2015 through January 2020. She is Counsel to the Board for Construction Financial Management Association Portland Chapter. Additionally, Angie is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. She is also a member of the Construction and Design Team.

Angie previously worked as a partner at Ball Janik LLP and at a partner boutique construction firm in Portland. Her deep construction-related experience includes multi-million dollar disputes involving the design and construction of a bridge using fiber-reinforced polymer decking, the defective construction of an active food manufacturing facility, the design and construction of various wastewater treatment facilities, lien foreclosure disputes challenging the priority of the lender’s interest in the underlying property, the design and construction of a 60-mile natural gas pipeline in southern Oregon, and the design and construction of various hospital renovations, high-tech manufacturing facilities and an array of commercial structures.

Angie regularly appears in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington, is also admitted in Utah, and has significant mediation and arbitration experience. She is a past Chair of the Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section and was a member of the executive committee between 2003 and 2010. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education and construction industry courses and seminars. Angie was also featured in the Portland Business Journal’s Executive Profile, a member of Oregon Women Lawyers and is committed to a number of trade associations.





U.S. District Courts for Oregon and Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1999

Pacific Lutheran University, B.A., magna cum laude, Psychology, 1995

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America list since 2018

Oregon Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, 2010–2013

Oregon Super Lawyers list, since 2018

American Bar Foundation, Fellow, since 2020

Association of General Contractors Oregon Columbia Chapter, Former Counsel to the Board

Construction Financial Management Association Portland Chapter, Counsel to the Board

Angela Otto

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