Alisa M. Morgenthaler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Morgenthaler Law Group, Inc.
 | 11620 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-582-5903
Fax: 310-409-4129
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the founder of Morgenthaler Law Group, Alisa M. Morgenthaler is committed to representing clients in Los Angeles, California. She focuses her practice on business and commercial litigation, handling cases that involve the following matters: complex commercial litigation, real estate, contracts, employment, debtor-creditor issues, entertainment, gaming, publishing, copyright and trademark, insurance, financial institutions, government entities, class actions, construction and securities cases.

Ms. Morgenthaler graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Missouri State University. She then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Cornell University Law School.

With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Morgenthaler regularly assists clients without in-house counsel on matters involving litigation. She oversees the hiring of outside counsel, the litigation strategy chosen, the fee agreement negotiations between clients and outside counsel, and the invoices from outside counsel to her clients.

Additionally, Ms. Morgenthaler has extensive experience in handling complex litigation, including class actions, and she has represented clients in significant litigation issues. She uses efficiency to make sure that cases are resolved as quickly as possible, eliminating unnecessary legal fees and services for her clients. When cases go to trial, Ms. Morgenthaler is known as a tenacious litigator who will fight to preserve her clients' rights. She also believes in keeping her clients informed throughout the legal process.

A member of The State Bar of California, Ms. Morgenthaler is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the District of Columbia Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and state courts in California and New York.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Creditor Debtor Rights (10%): Collections, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Construction Litigation (10%): Construction Defects

Real Estate (10%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance

Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Collections, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Construction Defects, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2015 - 2020

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About Alisa Morgenthaler

Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Who's Who, 2017
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Vice-President, Cornell Law School, 1985
  • International Law Society, President, Cornell Law School, 1985
  • Student Representative to Faculty Committee, Cornell Law School, 1985
  • Cuccia Cup Moot Court Competition, semi-finalist, Cornell Law School, 1985
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students, Cornell Law School, 1985
  • Named by Los Angeles Magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in Southern California, 2006-2018
  • Martindale Hubbell A-V Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011-2014
  • Named by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the "Top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California," 2006-2010
  • Who's Who Among American Women
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1990
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • New York, 1986
  • International Law Specialization Program, Cornell Law School, 1985
  • California, 1990
  • California State Bar Associations
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Committee on Judicial Appointments
  • California State Bar Association Committee on Administration of Justice
  • Board of Directors, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Board of Directors, Century City Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Brentwood Community Council
  • Board of Directors (President), Mayfield Gardens Townhomes Owners Association
  • Board of Directors, South Brentwood Residents' Association  
  • Board of Directors, Gamma Phi Beta House Corporation, UCLA
  • Board of Directors (VP), 3019 Third Street Owners Association
  • Board of Directors (VP), Malibu Riviera III Homeowners Association
  • Board of Directors (VP & Secretary), LARC Foundation 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Humphrey, Mengle, Ireland, and Morgenthaler, Pricing Fedwire Daylight Overdrafts, Fed. Reserve Press Release (Jan. 20, 1987)


  • IDS, Inc. v. World Discovered, LLC, et al.
  • Fulton Santa Rosa, LLC v. Granite State Insurance Co., et al. 
  • MTA Wilshire Corridor Subway Stop Litigation
  • Kajima Engineering and Construction, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. v. MGM Domestic Television Distribution Inc., et al.
  • Switzer, et al. v. Big Ticket Pictures, et al.
  • Insurance Commissioner of the State of California v. Executive Life Insurance Company, et al.
  • In re Acres Gaming Securities Litigation
  • Eallonardo, et al. v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., et al.
  • City of Los Angeles v. Industrial Risk Insurers, et al.
  • Chiquita Brands International, Inc., et al. v. Fresh America Corp., et al.
  • American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., et al.

Representative Clients:

  • City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Airports and Dept. of Water and Power
  • County of Los Angeles, Dept of Health Services
  • G & L Realty Corp.
  • MGM Studios
  • Crown Media Holdings

Educational Background:

  • Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, B.A., Magna cum laude, Major: Political Science, 1982

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Entertainment
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Travel
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Office Location for Alisa M. Morgenthaler

11620 Wilshire Blvd.
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-582-5903

Fax: 310-409-4129

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Last Updated: 10/24/2018

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