Alan Mouritsen leads the firm’s appellate practice group. His practice focuses on civil and criminal appeals in state and federal appellate courts. He also assists clients with all aspects of appellate preservation, including drafting and arguing motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment and trial-related motions.
Alan Mouritsen is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group and concentrates his practice on appeals, constitutional law, administrative law and securities litigation.
As part of his appellate practice, Mr. Mouritsen has written briefs in the Tenth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, the Eighth Circuit, the Sixth Circuit, the Second Circuit, the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. He has argued before the Tenth Circuit, the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. He served two terms as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure and is a member of the CJA panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Mr. Mouritsen grew up in, and recently returned to, Grantsville, Utah, where he currently serves as a member of the Tooele County Board of Education. He received his bachelor's degree cum laude from Pomona College. He graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was an articles editor on the Stanford Law Review and a member of the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Following graduation, Mr. Mouritsen clerked for Judge Jay S. Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Medical Malpractice Insurance Defense
Defending a plastic surgeon client in a punitive damages claim against his medical malpractice insurer.
Represented Doctor Before Utah Supreme Court on Cross-Appeal in Medical Malpractice Insurer Dispute
Parsons attorneys won a bad-faith verdict for their medical doctor client against his malpractice carrier. When the insurer appealed the verdict, they cross-appealed because the district court had dismissed their punitive damages claim. The Utah Supreme Court ruled entirely for Parsons’ client, including a new jury who would determine whether and how much to award the doctor in punitive damages.
Nichols v. Jacobsen Construction Co., 2016 UT 9, 374 P.3d 3
On an issue of first impression in Utah, persuaded Utah Supreme Court in Nichols v. Jacobsen Construction Co., 2016 UT 9, 374 P.3d 3, that general contractor’s contractor-controlled insurance program entitled the contractor to immunity from injured worker’s tort suit under Utah law.
Stanford Law School (2009)
Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review
Pomona College (2006)
Phi Beta Kappa
Conversant in Russian
Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star, Appellate, 2019-2021
Utah Legal Elite: Civil Litigation, 2021; Up & Coming, 2020
Tooele County Board of Education
Advisory Committee for the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure
American Bar Association
Salt Lake County Bar Association