A native of the Northwest, Angela Otto joined Stewart Sokol & Gray as an associate in 1999 after graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law. Angie became a member in January 2008. Angie's practice is focused on the construction industry. She regularly represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers and design professionals. She also has extensive experience representing sureties and insurance companies. Recent cases include a complex multi-million dollar lien foreclosure dispute challenging the priority of the lender's interest in the underlying property, multiple construction defect suits, several significant delay and impact claims, complex disputes involving the design and construction of a 60-mile natural gas pipeline, the design and construction of a high tech manufacturing plant, the design and construction of a food processing plant, the design and construction of hospital renovations, several significant delay and impact claims and countless lien foreclosure and breach actions. Areas of related expertise include general commercial litigation and commercial property matters. She regularly appears in State and Federal Courts in Oregon and Washington and has significant arbitration and mediation experience. Angie also often works with clients developing risk management procedures, negotiating contracts, visiting job sites and coordinating pre-litigation dispute resolution strategies.
Angie 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 also a frequent speaker at continuing legal education and construction industry courses and seminars.
For the past three years, Super Lawyers magazine has recognized Angie as one of the nation's Rising Stars in the field of construction litigation.
When not practicing law, Angie enjoys getting outside. She is a competitive dragonboat paddler with Portland's Wasabi Paddling Club, which routinely competes in races up and down the West Coast and internationally. Angie also enjoys traveling in the Pacific Northwest and beyond as often as she is able.
Angela M. Otto featured in Portland Business Journal's Executive Profile.
University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1999
Pacific Lutheran University, B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 1995
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Oregon, State and Federal Courts
Washington, State and Federal Courts
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals