David B. Kuhlman

David B. Kuhlman: Attorney with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP AV stamp icon
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Professional Summary

For more than 30 years, Dave's practice has focused on serving the construction industry, representing owners, developers, builders and design professionals in every phase of private and public construction, from initial planning through dispute resolution. He practices extensively on the transactional side, where he has structured, negotiated and drafted design and construction contracts for large projects throughout California and in the southwestern U.S.

Dave is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Prior to joining Procopio, Dave was a principal at Ramseyer and Kuhlman, APLC.


•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
•“Top Lawyers,” San Diego Magazine, 2013 - 2018
San Diego Super Lawyers - 2007 - 2010 (Construction Litigation)


•“Public Works Contractors Beware: Starting July 1, 2014, Your Bid Must Include the License Number of Each Listed Subcontractor ,” May 28, 2014.
•“Additional Payment Protection May Exist for General Contractors Working on Large Commercial Projects in California ,” August 1, 2013.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Construction
  • Litigation, Corporate and Commercial

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
619.515.3261  Phone
619.744.5461  Fax
University Attended:
Miami University, Oxford, OH, B.A., Philosophy, cum laude, 1979
Law School Attended:
UCLA School of Law, Los Angels, CA, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1983, California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Community Involvement
•American Bar Association - Forum on the Construction Industry
•Association of Business Trial Lawyers
•Community Catalysts of California - Director
•San Diego County Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters; Contract Negotiation and Preparation; Bid Disputes and Protests; Public Works Contracting; Payment Disputes; Scope of Work Disputes; Mechanic's Lien, Stop Notice and Bond Claims; Acceleration and Delay Claims; Performance Disputes; Business and Real Estate Disputes; Representation of Tribes in connection with design and construction contracts

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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