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Kimberly A. Hurtado, CM-BIM


10700 Research Drive, Suite Four

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226

Telephone (414) 727-6250

Facsimile (414) 727-6247



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KIMBERLY A. HURTADO, CM-BIM is the Managing Shareholder of Hurtado, S.C., Counselors at Law, and was a former Law Clerk to the Honorable Roland B. Day, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Ms. Hurtado has extensive experience in transactional preparation and negotiation of construction, real estate, business acquisition, and financing contracts, including public bond issuance and other funding mechanisms, in excess of $2B annually.  She also has undertaken resolution of complex construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution, particularly structural design and construction defect claims, bond and lien foreclosure, scope and schedule changes, and insurance coverage and contract interpretation disputes in state and federal courts through appeal, and via a wide range of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. She has developed highly successful disadvantaged business enterprise programs for private, public and quasi-public entities compliant with federal and state funding requirements, and provides best practices consultation for implementation of such programs. Ms. Hurtado also acts as a partnering facilitator, mediator and private arbitrator, and is an author and frequent lecturer on construction and alternative dispute resolution law throughout the United States.




  • 3/95 Certification


Structural Engineering, The Center for Professional Advancement, East Brunswick, New Jersey


  • 3/87 Juris Doctor


Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 5/83 Master of Arts


Communication - Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 5/81 Bachelor of Science


Theatre Arts - University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin


Professional Affiliations and Activities


·         2012


International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers, Named


·         2012


Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers – Martindale-Hubbell, Named


·         2005-Present


American College of Construction Lawyers – Fellow, Member – BIM & Technology Committee


·         1988-Present


American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry - Member, Board of Governors (1999-2003); Chair, Division #5, Contract Negotiation and Administration (1996-1999); Technology Committee – Member; (1999-present); Long Range Planning Committee (2003-05); Member (1988-present); Lecturer


·         1987-Present


State Bar of Wisconsin, Construction and Public Contract Law Section - Chair (1997-98); Vice Chair (1996-97); Secretary (1994-95); Member (1987-present); Chair -Lien Law Subcommittee (1998-present); Lecturer


·         1997-Present


Associated General Contractors of America -Affiliate Member; Contract Documents Committee –Member (1990-present); Chair – Drafting Committee – ConsensusDOCs 200.2 Electronic Communications Protocol Addendum; Lecturer; Co-Chair of BIM Addendum v.2 Working Group


·         1999-Present


Metropolitan Builders Association -Greater Milwaukee Chapter -Affiliate Member


·         1995-Present


Marquette University Law School -Adjunct Lecturer -Construction, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Solo Practitioner Classes


·         2006-Present


Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture – Adjunct Lecturer – Legal Issues in Architectural Practice and Ethics of Construction Contracting Classes


·         1996


Engineering News Record, Next Generation Leaders Series -Recognized for Construction Legal Services


·         2005-Present


      Named - Wisconsin Super Lawyer’s List (2005-2008); Top 25 Women Super Lawyers (2006-08)


·         2008-Present


      Member - British Society of Construction Law


·         1990-91/1987


Who’s Who in American Law; Who’s Who Among American

Law Students - Named



Selected Publications


  • International Construction Law Journal, "Contract Issues in the Use of Construction Building Information Modeling (BIM)," Vol. 25, Part 3, 262-71 (July, 2008).


·         ABA Construction Lawyer, "Developing Meaningful Contract Terms for Electronic Communications on Construction Projects," Vol. 29, No. 2, 5-14 (Spring, 2009)


·         Construct, “Construction Project Websites: Dealing with Technology Moving Faster Than the Law,” Vol. 13, No. 2, 20-23 (ABA Litigation Section Construction Litigation Committee, Winter 2004).


·         AGC Contract Document Deskbook, Chapter 10, “Standard Forms Of Agreement Between Design-Builder and Subcontractor - AGC 450, 455, 460 & 465,” Co-Author (Wiley Law Publications, 2003).


·         Partnering: A Practical Guide to Project Success - Co-Author, Editor (ABA Publications, 1999).


·         Design/Build Contracting Formbook, Chapter 12, “Dispute Resolution,” 355-380 (Wiley Law Publications, 1997).


Selected Seminars


  • American College of Construction Lawyers, “Custom Contract Modification of AIA and ConsensusDOCs Electronic Communications Protocol and Building Information Modeling Addendas,” Jacksonville, FL (February 21, 2009).


  • State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting, “Building Information Modeling: How Parametric Virtual Design is Changing the Construction Industry,” Madison, WI (May 8, 2009).


  • Associated General Contractors of America, “The New ConsensusDOCs 200.2 Electronic Communications Protocol Addendum,” National Webinar Series (November 19, 2008).


  • American Bar Association – Forum on the Construction Industry, “Saving The Trees And Managing The Paper: Developing Meaningful Contract Terms For Construction Project Electronic Communication Protocols,” Chicago, IL (September 12, 2008).


  • American Bar Association – Forum on the Construction Industry, “You Call This Substantial?” Helping Owners Survive Project Completion And Warranty Period,” Puerto Rico (April 13, 2007).


  • American Bar Association -Forum on the Construction Industry, “Effective Use of Partnering to Enhance ‘Best Value’ Performance,” Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2003).


  • American Bar Association -Public Contract Law Section and TIPS Fidelity/Surety Committee, “Ethical Issues Presented When Counsel Represents the Principal, Indemnitor and Surety,” New York, NY (Oct. 18, 1996).


·       American Bar Association - Forum on the Construction Industry “Changing Trends in Project Delivery: Design/Build Dispute Resolution Alternatives,” San Francisco, CA (Apr. 26, 1995).


Civic/Charitable Activities


  • 2003-2011 - Taliesin Preservation, Inc. -- Board Member; Executive Committee


  • 1998-Present - National Space Society -- Member


  • 1993-Present - Outpost Cooperative - Board of Directors (1993-94); Member (1993 - Present); Owner of the Year (2000)


  • 1993-Present - Amnesty International USA -- Amnesty Leadership Group (2003 – Present)


  • 1989-97 Metropolitan Builders Association-Construction Arbitration -- Board Member


  • 1984-Present - Endometriosis Association -- Vice President-Funding (1986-87, 2007-08), Member (1984-Present)


Ms. Hurtado has provided pro bono legal services for numerous construction projects and to disadvantaged construction contractors since 1989. Recent representative projects include the Milwaukee Art Museum Calatrava Addition, Highland Community School Expansion, State Bar of Wisconsin Headquarters, United Community Center Eldercare and Junior High Additions, the Milwaukee Public Library Downtown Children’s Library Renovation, and Meta House Shelter for Women with Dependent Children.


Licenses/Admissions to Practice


  • Licensed State of Wisconsin – 1987


  • Admitted to Practice -United States District Court -Eastern District of Wisconsin;    United States District Court - Western District of Wisconsin; United States Court of Appeals -Seventh Circuit









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