Mitchell is a problem solver. Whether you are dealing with a complicated commercial litigation matter or trying to avoid one from being filed, Mitchell’s practice and substantial experience can help your most significant matters. He represents manufacturers and distributors in product liability and toxic tort actions. Mitchell also represents financial institutions, health care concerns, energy companies, and real estate interests. He recently obtained a significant arbitration award in a real estate matter, which was confirmed by the Rhode Island Superior Court. He represents banks and financial institutions in class action lawsuits, breach of contract, fraud, fiduciary duty, and other tort claims. He also arbitrated a dispute involving a breach of a time and materials service contract, and successfully obtained political asylum for a Tibetan monk.
Product Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation
Mitchell has extensive experience litigating product liability and toxic tort cases. He routinely represents manufacturers, distributors, and premises defendants in asbestos matters throughout New England. He represented a catalyst manufacturer in 87 pneumoconiosis cases in the Virgin Islands arising out of alleged exposure at an oil refinery. Mitchell also represented manufacturers, distributors, and sellers against allegations of product contamination, product expiration, and product defects.
Real Estate Litigation
Mitchell has represented many clients to protect their real estate interests. He successfully represented clients before zoning boards and on appeals from zoning board decisions. He regularly represents clients in landlord-tenant disputes. He also routinely handles mechanic’s lien disputes, as well as trespass and adverse possession cases.
Mitchell has represented gaming companies in a variety of matters. Mitchell recently obtained summary judgment for a manufacturer of lottery equipment in a multi-million dollar breach of contract claim. He also obtained summery judgment for a casino when a Native American tribe challenged the constitutionality of a statute that authorized table games at the casino.
Mitchell has extensive experience in litigating commercial disputes involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, fiduciary duties, and other business torts. He has also successfully defended companies against shareholder disputes.
Cornell Law School, J.D., 1999
Cornell International Law Journal Managing Editor
Binghamton University (SUNY), B.A., 1995
summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
New Jersey, 2000
New York, 2002
Rhode Island, 2004
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2007
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2007
United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2000
United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 2003
United States District Court, District of Rhode Island, 2005
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
The Honorable Robert W. Lovegreen, US District Court
Law Clerk (1999-2000)
American Bar Association: Litigation Section; Business Law Section; and Health Law Section
Defense Counsel of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Bar Association
Honors & Awards
Super Lawyers, Rhode Island (2015-2017)
Providence Business News, 40 Under Forty (2009)
Welcome House of South County, Recognition Award for Pro Bono Representation (2007)
New York City Urban Fellowship (1995-1996)
Charitable & Civic Involvement
ACE Mentors, Board Member (2007-2010)
Chair of the Pro Bono Committee at Hinckley Allen (2010-Present)
Cornell Club of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts, President (2005-2008)
Junior Achievement of Rhode Island, Board Member (2005-Present); Executive Committee Member (2007-Present); Chairman (2010-2012)
Leadership Rhode Island, Board of Governors (March 2013-Present)