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Morgan Philpot is the managing attorney of JM Philpot Law. He is licensed in Utah and Oregon and practices in State and Federal Courts. He is skilled in high profile civil liberties and criminal cases, high conflict family law cases, civil litigation and has an appellate practice.

Morgan has obtained several settlements for clients including in the hundreds of thousands of dollars range. He has helped many clients avoid trial altogether through successful alternative dispute resolution. He is experienced in the courtroom, having participated in such high-profile cases as the Malheur Oregon Refuge Occupation trial and the Golde Butte Standoff trial. He has practiced before judges in short bench trials to multiple months-long jury trials.

Morgan’s clients span from individuals to small businesses to large corporations and associations including an active government affairs practice in the state of Utah. He has earned his reputation by taking on the toughest cases, working hard and passionately advocating for his client’s cause.


Obtained jury verdict and full acquittal in the Oregon Malheur Occupation trial in 2016.
Obtained 400K settlement for client in contract dispute.
Obtained 90K settlement for client in domestic dispute.
Former Corporate Counsel and Government Affairs Director at Reagan Outdoor Advertising.
Former Utah State Representative.



August 2018 – Utah Supreme Court deals blow to Count My Vote. (

July 2018 – The Presidential Pardon of Dwight and Steven Hammond. (

January 2018 – Finicum family hires Morgan Philpot and files wrongful death lawsuit against FBI, BLM, Oregon State Police and Others. (

March 2017 – Press Release: Philpot enters appearance for Ammon Bundy in Nevada Standoff case.

October 27, 2016 – Jury acquits Ammon Bundy, six others for standoff at Oregon wildlife refuge

May 26, 2016 – Ammon Bundy hires Utah’s Morgan Philpot as his attorney

Feb. 4, 2014 – Utah’s 2nd Amendment Lobbyist Vindicated

Nov. 5, 2013 – Filmmaker Vindicated