Laura Morgan has experience with a wide range of civil litigation matters on behalf of public agencies. She has over 20 years of experience defending public agency clients with an emphasis on defensive pre-trial law and motion practice. With strategic motion practice, Ms. Morgan has a demonstrated track record of limiting the scope and potential exposure of trial, which, in turn, places her clients in a superior settlement position.
Ms. Morgan represents cities, transportation agencies, sanitation districts and other agencies in construction, contract, and employment disputes as well as condemnation actions. She also advises clients in pre-litigation construction, contract and employment disputes, facilitating resolution of complex business transactions in an effort to avoid litigation.
- Represented a public agency in an inverse condemnation action, involving a loss of business goodwill claim and relocation issues, resulting in an early settlement
- Successfully prevailed on dispositive motion against inverse condemnation claim involving claimed impacts due to public works project
- Successfully prevailed on dispositive motion and defended against cross-motion in claims dispute against a public agency regarding construction on public works project, resulting in favorable settlement
- Successfully prevailed on pre-trial motions in eminent domain proceedings, significantly narrowing issues for trial
- Represented public agency in employment actions brought by former employees involving claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
- Representation of parties in business contract disputes
- Willamette University (J.D. 1999)
- Emory University (B.A., 1991)