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Alan W. Mortensen joined Dewsnup, King & Olsen in 1993 and became a shareholder in 2001. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by his peers to be in the Best Lawyers of American group. He is a member of the Mountain States Super Lawyers. He is in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers of The American Trial Lawyer Association, is a platinum member of The Verdict Club for Premier Trial Lawyers and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for having both verdicts and settlements in the eight figure range. For several years has been selected as one of Utah's Legal Elite. His practice is devoted exclusively to representing injured victims in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and insurance bad faith cases. He is licensed in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Mr. Mortensen was the lead attorney in the Guatemalan Air Disaster where several service missionaries from Utah, Illinois and Guatemala were killed and injured. He has spent an extensive amount of time in Central American investigating and litigating other aviation disasters, including two cases in Honduras. He is currently litigating several aviation disasters in the Rocky Mountain Region.
One of the lead attorneys in the Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster case, Mr. Mortensen has tried and litigated diverse plane, truck and motor vehicle accidents, mining accident, civil rights, workplace injury, product liability, medical negligence, construction defect, forfeiture, employment, and insurance bad faith cases in the state and federal courts of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. Several of these cases have resulted in multi- million dollar settlements or verdicts. He has also successfully appealed cases to the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, the Wyoming Supreme Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Mortensen is a member of the Utah Association for Justice, where he sits on the Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a member of the Utah State Bar and the Salt Lake County Bar Associations. He is a Barrister in the David K. Watkiss-Sutherland II American Inns of Court. Mr. Mortensen received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Political Science from the University of Utah. He also holds an associate's degree in Philosophy and Spanish, which he speaks fluently. He attended the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he graduated with honors and was a member of, authored, and edited the Land & Water Law Review. He has also authored articles that have appeared in several legal journals. He is a frequent lecturer and has given several seminar presentations to his peers. He lives in Bountiful, Utah with his wife, Robyn, and their five children.