Alan L. Morton is an Idaho trial lawyer who has represented hundreds of victims of personal injury and wrongful death and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in a variety of product liability, negligence and workers’ compensation cases. He is the principal shareholder of the firm Morton Law Offices, Chartered and was formerly associated with a leading insurance defense firm in Boise, Idaho.
Mr. Morton was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a Political Philosophy emphasis. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho Law School, and he was a Staff Editor for the Idaho Law Review.
Mr. Morton was also formerly of counsel to a firm in Washington, DC with satellite offices in New York City, Texas, California and Miami with particular emphasis in air crash litigation and products liability.
He is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all State and Federal Courts in the State of Idaho. Mr. Morton has also been admitted pro hac vice in the States of Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and Texas. His litigation experience includes but is not limited to representing clients in several air crash disasters and accidents involving heavy equipment, cranes, tires and wheels, bicycles, motorcycles, vans, SUV’s and automobiles.
Mr. Morton is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; a current member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and he is a Past Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Idaho State Bar Association. He is also a lecturer and author of various articles and publications regarding trial practice and procedure.
His extensive litigation experience includes, but is not limited to the following:
The air crash disaster of Continental Flight 1713 (DC 9) at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado of November 15, 1987 (MDL 751); The air crash disaster of United Airlines Flight 232 (DC 10) at Sioux City, IA of July 19, 1989 (MDL 817); The air crash disaster of Northwest Airliner (DC 9) at Wayne International Airport, Detroit, MI of December 3, 1990 (MDL 891); The air crash disaster of Lan Chile Charter Flight at Puerto Williams, Chile on February 20, 1991); The air crash disaster of Valujet Flight 592 at the Everglades, Florida of May 11, 1996; Litigation versus Foodmaker, Inc. doing business as "Jack N Box" for personal injuries allegedly arising from exposure to E coli caused by eating undercooked hamburger; Litigation versus Volkswagen, A.G., et al. for the wrongful death and decapitation of a 1 yr old allegedly arising from the deployment of a passenger side air bag; Litigation versus Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., General Motors Corp. and Kelsey Hayes for personal injuries and product liability arising from the mismatch of a 16" tire to a 16.5" wheel; Litigation versus AT&T Technologies, Inc., et al. for personal injuries allegedly arising from the exposure to low levels of electromagnetic radiation; and hundreds of other accidents including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, slip and falls and dog bites, respectively.
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|ID||Authorized to practice law||1983||08/12/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The American Trial Lawyers Association||2006|
|Trial Lawyer||Morton Law Offices, Chartered||1984 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Speiser Krause, PC||1986 - 2005|
|Associate||Quane Smith Howard & Hull||1983 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Idaho Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America||Assistant Scoutmaster||2013 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1986 - Present|
|Idaho Trial Lawyers Association||CLE Chairman||2009 - 2012|
|Idaho Trial Lawyers Association||Board Member||2005 - 2012|
|Idaho State Bar||Past Chairman - Litigation Section||2000 - 2001|
|Air Crash Disaster of NW Airlines Flight 1482 (MDL 891)||Resolved|
|Air Crash Disaster of Continental Flight 1731 (MDL 751)||Resolved|
|In Re: Air Crash Disaster of UAL 232 (MDL 817)||Resolved|
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|www.mortonlawyers.com||Idaho Handbook on Auto Accidents||2014|
|The Idaho Trial Lawyer||Discovery of the Claim Representative's File: The Modern-Day Sword Excalibur||1991|
|University of Idaho College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|Advocacy 360||Mass Disaster Tort Cases||2014|
|Torts Made Perfect||Combating the Defense of Comparative Fault or Comparative Negligence||2009|
|ITLA Fall Program: Jackpot, NV||Dealing with the Rambo Litigator||2009|
|Sun Valley Summer Conference||Overcoming Adverse Jury Bias||2006|
|Fall Conference - ITLA||Dealing with the Defense Medical Examination||2005|