Andrew T. Mortl
Phone: (925) 210-2805
Fax: (925) 945-1975
Andrew T. Mortl has been litigating and trying complex commercial environmental and tort matters for more than two decades. Recognized repeatedly as a California “Super Lawyer,” he has extensive experience in a wide variety of complex litigation matters, including environmental, product liability, toxic torts, business torts, intellectual property, commercial, oil and gas, and real estate.
Mr. Mortl graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1995. Mr. Mortl then joined Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, where he received substantial trial experience before joining Glynn, Finley, Mortl, Hanlon & Friedenberg in 1999. He has regularly served as lead trial counsel for a variety of Fortune companies, including AT&T, BART, DuPont, Chemours, Conoco, Corteva, Phillips 66, and other companies.
California PFOA Groundwater Contamination Litigation. Represent DuPont in a series of lawsuits brought by California water purveyors involving PFOA groundwater contamination.
Millennium Tower Litigations (San Francisco County Superior Court). Represented developer and its related entities and founders in a series of fraud and construction defect litigations associated with the construction and marketing of the Millennium Tower in San Francisco.
People of California v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Alameda County Superior Court). Represented BART in a governmental enforcement action brought by three counties seeking nine figures in statutory penalties for various UST and hazardous waste violations.
Adelhelm, et al. v. Union Oil, et al. (Santa Barbara Superior Court). Represented ConocoPhillips in a series of homeowner property diminution and toxic tort litigations involving real estate developments on former oil fields in Santa Maria, California.
The People of California v. ARCO, et al. (Alameda Superior Court). Represented ConocoPhillips in a government enforcement action seeking nine figures in statutory penalties for various UST violations throughout California.
Emeryville Redevelopment Agency v. Chevron (Alameda Superior Court). Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in an eight figure environmental contamination lawsuit involving a former bulk terminal in Emeryville.
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor, et al. v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Contra Costa Superior Court). Defended DuPont at arbitration against eight figure property value diminution claims relating to groundwater contamination plume.
Sacramento Container Corporation v. Temple Inland (Sacramento Superior Court). Represented Temple Inland in a multi-million dollar jury trial involving an alleged joint venture to supply paper products to a national account.
Calpine Corporation v. EOG Resources (Solano County Superior Court). Represented EOG in an oil and gas dispute involving a transfer of mineral assets and a right of first refusal.
Lead trial counsel for E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and AT&T for the companies’ California asbestos litigations.
Cordovano v. Sears Roebuck and Co. (San Francisco AAA Arbitration). Represented Sears through a binding arbitration in a representative employment classification, antitrust, franchise, fraud, breach of contract, and unfair business practice action attacking Sears’ nationwide Authorized Retail Dealership Program.
Monster Cable Products v. Discovery Communications, Inc. (U.S.D.C. N.D. Cal.). Represented entertainment company in defense of trademark infringement claims associated with the use of the term “Monster” in connection with television programming.
Orange County Water District v. Aerojet-General Corporation, et al. (Orange County Superior Court). Represented Aerojet in a multimillion dollar PCE groundwater contamination cleanup action.
Roseville Telephone Company, et al. v. AirTouch Cellular Inc. (U.S.D.C. E.D. Cal.). Represented AirTouch (now Verizon Wireless) in a partnership dispute related to the right to provide wireless services in the Sacramento Valley.
Areas of Practice:
Complex Commercial Litigation
Employment – Employer
Oil & Gas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
J.D. - University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1995
Honors: Order of the Coif
B.S. – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1990
Major: Finance & Management
Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of California, Member
International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
Past Employment Positions:
Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, Associate (1995-1999)