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Filemon Carrillo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Antitrust Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Mulcahy LLP
4 Park Plaza, Suite 1950
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-252-9377
Fax: 949-252-0090
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2017
Practice Areas: Antitrust Litigation (40%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%), Franchise/Dealership (20%), Intellectual Property (20%)
Attorney Profile

Filemon Carrillo is a young and energetic attorney and partner at the Irvine, California, law firm of Mulcahy LLP. Mr. Carrillo’s legal practice covers a wide range of practice areas such as federal and state franchise and dealership law, employment law, business and commercial litigation, and intellectual property law.

Licensed to practice in all the state courts of California since 2017, Mr. Carrillo is also qualified to appear before the Supreme Court of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

A seasoned civil litigation attorney, Mr. Carrillo provides personal representation and support to franchisors, individual manufacturers and small businesses in cases involving copyright and trademarks, patent infringement, trade secrets and unfair competition, antitrust and trade regulation, defamation and fraud. He has also handled many employment law cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination, and other wage and hour issues.

Mr. Carrillo obtained his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of California, Riverside, in 2013. While there, he served as the chapter president of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International. 

Later in 2016, Mr. Carrillo received his Juris Doctor with a concentration in antitrust and intellectual property litigation from The George Washington University Law School. During law school, he actively took part in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and the Antitrust Law Association, and he served as editor-in-chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. He also spent a summer at the Palmdale City Attorney's Office as a legal intern.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Carrillo is a passionate and talented writer. He has penned a number of informative blogs and journals on topics related to his field.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Antitrust Litigation
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Franchise/Dealership
  • 20%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Antitrust & Trade Litigation, Arbitration, Copyrights, Trademarks


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Filemon Carrillo

First Admitted: 2017, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Franchise/Dealership (2019, 2020)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • What You See Isn't What You Get: How the Colgate Doctrine May Apply to the Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation (2015) 24 Competition: J. Anti. & Unfair Comp. L. Sec. St. B. Cal. 60
  • Franchisors Beware: Landlord as Unintended Franchisee (January 2020)
  • California Court Of Appeal Holds That The ABC Test From Dynamex Does Not Apply To The Joint Employer Context – Mulcahy LLP Blog (November 2020)
  • Ninth Circuit Upholds Finding That Franchisor Is Not A Joint Employer In Wage-And-Hour Class Action, Affirming Summary Judgment – Mulcahy LLP Blog (October 2019)
  • Don’t Let Your Marketing and Event Sponsorship Activities Run Afoul of California’s Tied-House Prohibitions – Mulcahy LLP Blog (March 2018)
  • Leegin, Ten Years Later: Did Vertical Agreements Remain Unlawful Per Se Where Adopted To Facilitate A Price-Fixing Horizontal Scheme? Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Summer 2018) (co-authored with James Mulcahy)
  • California Courts Narrow the New Motor Vehicle Board’s Jurisdiction to Hear Dealer Protests – Mulcahy LLP Blog (March 2018)
  • But We Agreed to Arbitrate! – The Enforceability of an Arbitration Clause after the Termination or Expiration of the Written Agreement – Mulcahy LLP Blog (June 2017)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court (Central District of California, Southern District of California)

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President, Pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International

Educational Background

  • University of California, Riverside, B.A. Philosophy, 2013
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Office Location for Filemon Carrillo

4 Park Plaza
Suite 1950
Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: 949-252-9377

Fax: 949-252-0090

Last Updated: 12/18/2021

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