Christopher M. Bunge

(949) 852-6700

For nearly twenty years, Chris Bunge has been a litigator for the construction industry, providing a full range of litigation and counseling services in the arenas of public and private construction projects, suretyship and contractual disputes. Starting his career in Connecticut, Chris represented contractors and project owners all over New England and New York. He expanded that practice after moving to Southern California in 2009.

Chris has prepared, advocated and successfully resolved a large variety of claims for his clients, including: total cost claims; productivity and delay claims; change order claims; claims for defective workmanship; pass through claims; insurance coverage disputes; labor audits and reviews; stop notice claims; and mechanic’s lien claims.

Chris has also handled surety-specific matters, including: performance bond claims; project takeover and completion efforts; indemnity disputes; asset investigation and liquidation; bankruptcy and insolvency matters; payment bond claims; subdivision bond claims; set aside agreement disputes; bad faith claims; and surety financing.

In all aspects of his practice, Chris is not only mindful of his obligation to vigorously defend his clients, but also considers each client’s business interests. Chris works with each client to find a legal strategy that works best for each client’s bottom line.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Surety
  • Government Contracts


  • University of Connecticut Law School, 2002
  • Colby College, B.A. Government, 1999, cum laude & with distinction

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court of Connecticut
  • All U.S. District Courts for the State of California
  • Court of Federal Claims