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Julia Hunting — Attorney

Areas of Practice

Julia Hunting concentrates on all facets of construction law, from construction contracts and dispute resolution to complex construction defect litigation. She represents residential and commercial property owners and homeowners' associations in a variety of construction issues ranging from construction contracts, mechanics liens, release bonds, dispute resolution, settlement agreements, construction defect litigation and post-litigation reconstruction projects. She also assists homeowners' associations on general matters, including interpretation of governing documents and review of contracts and agreements with service providers and contractors.

Ms. Hunting was selected as a Super Lawyers “Northern California Rising Star” in 2015.

Professional History

Prior to joining Berding | Weil, Ms. Hunting worked as a structural engineer for over 12 years at a large civil-structural engineering firm in San Francisco that provides services to the design and construction industry. She is a California licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and Structural Engineer (SE), and her project experience as an engineer ranges from multistory office, residential and hospital structures to retail rollouts and tenant improvements.

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

A Property Manager's Guide to Reconstruction Projects, with Tyler P. Berding and Paul W. Windust, 2013

A Property Manager's Guide to Construction Defect Claims, with Tyler P. Berding and Anna P. Fabiano, 2014

Construction Law Update: Case Law & Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry (2013-2014), contributor, published by the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, April 2014

“Are California Community Managers Required to Have a Contractor's License?,” with Tyler P. Berding, appearing in Condo Issues.com (condoissues.blogspot.com), April 3, 2013

“Reconstruction Projects,” with Paul W. Windust, 27th Annual Community Association Managers Conference, Berkeley, CA, September 27, 2013

“Major Reconstruction,” with Tyler P. Berding and Paul W. Windust, ECHO San Jose 41st Annual Seminar & Trade Show, San Jose, CA, August 24, 2013

Educational History

Ms. Hunting received her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the John F. Kennedy University College of Law in 2011. She received her M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000, and her B.S.E. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University in 1997.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association and its Forum on the Construction Industry
  • The State Bar of California and its Real Property Law Section
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association and its Real Estate Section
  • Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court
  • Westcon
  • BCN Silicon Valley

Awards