Mitch prides himself on achieving optimal results for clients. He has experience litigating cases in both state and federal courts, has achieved victories and favorable settlements through motion practice, and has written a number of appeals.
While in law school, he served as an editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, participated in a pro bono bankruptcy clinic, and worked as a summer associate for one of the nation’s largest insurance companies.
Before joining FBMJ, Mitch worked a several mid-size litigation firms in Indiana and Michigan, practicing complex defense litigation with a focus on medical malpractice and professional liability claims.
He is a member of the Young Lawyers, Litigation and Health Care Law sections of the State Bar of Michigan.
Mitch has given presentations on a variety of legal issues, including how evidence-based life expectancy figures can be used to reduce exposures, strategies for using the Affordable Care Act to reduce damages, and the social, ethical, and legal implications of autonomous vehicle technology.
It was here that he learned the skillful art of negotiation watching his grandfather’s shrewd horse-trading talents, bargaining for all sorts of unusual animals, from fainting goats, Flemish Giants (rabbits which can weigh over 20 pounds) and Silkies to llamas and emus. Mitch credits his small town upbringing and his grandfather for his respect for hard work and his love of family.
After law school, Mitch married his high school sweetheart and moved back to Michigan, where he currently lives with their two young sons. He is an eclectic reader and recent Kindle-convert and enjoys all types of books from classic literature to popular mystery novels. He enjoys running (he learned in law school that this helps relieve stress!), and has even earned special recognition in the Warrior Dash, a 5K obstacle course race with 12 world-class obstacles. With his body painted green from head to toe and adorned with a shell and the appropriate weapon, Mitch (as one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) was awarded the prize for the best costume, becoming a celebrity for a day! Today his running is not as glorious, and most often with one of his sons in tow with a nearby park as the ultimate destination.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D. (Cum Laude), 2010
University of Michigan, B.S., Political Science, 2007
A good translation of Don Quixote. (When my family and I get a dog, it’ll be named Sancho Panza!)
Grandma’s Beet Borscht (aka Beet Soup)
Jim Harbaugh for saving the Wolverines!