Almost two years to the day after two Hunter High School students were shot and killed near 4100 South and Mountain View, the parents of the victims are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the Granite School District.

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Thank you to Justin Zachary and Joe Denton of Denton and Zachary in Little Rock, Arkansas, for hosting M&M attorney Alan Mortensen and his family at an awesome tailgate party and premium seating at the Arkansas BYU game in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Justin and Joe are great Arkansas trial attorneys and worked arm and arm with Alan and his partner in bringing justice to surviving family members of victims of a helicopter crash in Stuggart, Arkansas.

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M&M attorney Alan Mortensen was recognized at the National Center for Victims of Crime presentation in Boston, Massachusetts by Utah State Senator Mike McKell for his work against the Diamond Ranch Academy.

Alan was invited to attend by Meg Appelgate, the founder and CEO of Unsilenced, a grassroots movement of survivors and advocates speaking out about institutionalized child abuse in the troubled teen industry.

Learn more about Unsilenced on their website,

Mortensen and Milne is proud to have 2 lawyers, Alan Mortensen and Lance Milne, recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2024 in America. Best Lawyers has been regarded by lawyers and the public for more than 40 years as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. Thus, recognition by Best Lawyers signifies excellence in practice.

Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® is based on a comprehensive peer-review survey, which this year, comprised of more than 13.7 million confidential evaluations from your peers. This year alone, almost 25,000 voters responded to our survey.

Congratulations to Lance and Alan!

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Congratulations to partner Christopher Cheney on being published in the recent book Transportation Law in Canada. We are proud of Chris for his great work!

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Congrats to M&M Founder Lance Milne on his inclusion into the Top 100 Lawyers! We are very proud of Lance.

Mortensen & Milne is proud to announce that its founders, Alan Mortensen and Lance Milne, have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers List, and Christopher Cheney and Joshua Ostler have been named as Rising Stars. Using Super Lawyers patented selection process, it selects the top 5% of attorneys to the Super Lawyers list each year.

Fox 13 recently wrote about our lawsuit against Diamond Ranch Academy – you can read the article here.

To read our statement regarding the case, or more articles released regarding it, you can find them here.

Here is our press release issued by M&M announcing the autopsy results for Taylor Goodridge. In addition, NBC News, the Salt Lake Tribune, and ABC4 have released articles regarding this update. You can read this articles here:


Alan Mortensen of Mortensen & Milne Law met the United States Senator from Alabama, Coach Tommy Tuberville, for breakfast in Salt Lake City on April 21st, to discuss the Troubled Youth Boarding Schools and how we can improve the industry to keep our children safe and healthy.