“Agile, relentless and efficient”

Fortune 500 Company, Asst. General Counsel

“Innovative and creative”

Valta Energy, CEO

“Absolutely brilliant trial lawyers”

Pete Angelus, Legendary Music Industry Manager

“Exceptional strategy; outstanding results”

Fortune 500 Asst. General Counsel

“Top 100 Jury Verdict In California”

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FTC Announces Historic Rule to Ban Employment Noncompete Agreements Nationwide

This article was created to help those businesses that misjudge the nature of their relationships with franchisees – often mischaracterizing those relationship as licenses, independent contractors, distributorships, or joint ventures – identify the existence of a franchise.

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Mortenson Taggart Adams Partners Michael Mortenson, Craig Taggart, and Kevin Adams Recognized by Orange Coast Magazine as ‘2024 Power Attorneys’

Mortenson Taggart Adams LLP congratulates its founding partners, Michael Mortenson, Craig Taggart, and Kevin Adams on being recognized among Orange Coast Magazine’s ‘2024 Power Attorneys’

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Franchise and Distribution Partner Filemon “Phil” Carrillo Will Speak at the Franchise Times Legal Eagles Virtual 

Filemon “Phil” Carrillo, Mortenson Taggart Adams Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Franchise and Distribution practice group, was invited to speak on a panel for the Franchise Times Legal Eagles Virtual Summit on April 10, 2024

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Mortenson Taggart Adams LLP’s attorneys are experienced trial lawyers in state and federal court who have achieved recognition for their trial success on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.

Business Litigation

Mortenson Taggart Adams LLP’s attorneys are premier business litigators that have successfully litigated and tried high-profile and bet-the company cases for clients across the country.


Mortenson Taggart Adams LLP represents Fortune 500 automotive manufacturers, OEMs and component manufacturers in cases involving fraud, breach of warranty, product liability and violations of state and federal consumer protection statutes.

Franchise + Distribution

We represent franchisors, distributors, manufacturers, sub-franchisors, and other license and distribution business models in litigation, arbitration, and dispute-avoidance counseling.

Product Liability

Mortenson Taggart Adams defends manufacturers in high-profile litigation matters against wrongful death, strict products liability, inadequate warnings, and breach of warranty claims.

Employment Litigation

Mortenson Taggart Adams attorneys represent individuals and employers in all types of employment litigation matters including retaliation, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and whistleblower claims.

Class Actions

Mortenson Taggart Adams LLP’s attorneys have represented clients in a vast array of securities consumer, and employment litigation class lawsuits.


Mortenson Taggart attorneys have successfully represented clients on appeals involving a diverse set of issues before state and federal courts of appeal.

White Collar + Investigations

FCPA and Travel Act, securities, loan, bank, wire, and insurance fraud, embezzlement, commercial bribery, public corruption, money laundering, campaign contribution violations, and investor clawback claims.

Entertainment + Sports

Mortenson Taggart Adams attorneys advise, counsel, negotiate and litigate complex, sensitive and high-profile matters for its entertainment and sports clients.

Mortenson Taggart Adams has proven their ability time and time again to achieve exceptional outcomes in complex matters.  Their approach is bespoke to each matter, but always effective, efficient and client-focused.  They are a strategic business partner that we rely on constantly to achieve our short and long-term goals.

Andrew Gahan, General Counsel, Valta Energy

Mortenson Taggart Adams’ legal expertise has helped us successfully navigate a high-profile lawsuit in federal court and perhaps most importantly, helped a fledgling startup get on sturdy ground.  Regardless of the curveballs that may be thrown at us, we know that Mortenson Taggart Adams has the experience and expertise to successfully handle it.

Sean Lake, Co-Founder, Bubs Naturals