- South Shore Baseball, LLC v. DeJesus, 11 N.E.3d 903 (Ind. 2014)
- Mockbee v. Humphrey Manlift Co., 2012 IL App (1st) 093189, 973 N.E.2d 376 (1st Dist. 2012)
- Stephen Wartalski v. JSB Construction and Consulting Company and JMS Electric, Inc., 384 Ill.App.3d, 892 N.E.2d 122 (1st Dist. 2008)
- Home Insurance Company v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, 213 Ill.2d 307, 821 N.E. 2d 269 (2004)
- Travelers Indemnity Company v. American Casualty Company, 337 Ill. App.3d 435, 786 N.E.2d 582 (1st Dist. 2003)
- Grove Fresh Distributors, Inc. v. New England Apple Products Co., Inc., 969 F.2d 552 (7th Cir. 1992)
- In re Salmonella Litigation, 198 Ill. App.3d 809, 556 N.E. 2d 593 (1st Dist. 1990)
- Apogee Enterprises, Inc. v. Hans Rosenow Roofing Co., Inc., 1986 WL 15883 (N.D. Ill., Mar. 11, 1986)
With more than 40 years of trial experience in state and federal courts, Mitch has a national reputation for evaluating, defending and settling complex wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. Although he routinely defends a wide range of tort litigation, Mitch’s clients consistently turn to him with complicated, difficult and dangerous cases, many involving sympathetic plaintiffs and high damages exposure. He uses his experience and professional judgment to provide his clients with frank and thoughtful evaluations, and effective strategies for the defense or resolution of these cases. For those reasons, Mitch is regularly called on to provide the Firm’s surplus and excess insurer clients with “second opinions” of case valuations by their other counsel.
Mitch has defended insured individuals, healthcare professionals, contractors, drug and device manufacturers, nursing homes, homeowners associations, and nonprofit organizations against all types of personal injury claims. This includes catastrophic bodily injury and death, products liability, premises liability, construction liability and professional liability actions. He also has represented insurers in general liability, excess and surplus lines coverage litigation.
Mitch has tried jury cases to verdict in eight different state and federal courts, and he has argued appeals before the Illinois Court of Appeals, the Illinois Supreme Court and two United States Courts of Appeal.
Mitch is a founding partner of Litchfield Cavo LLP, served on its Executive Committee for the first decade following the Firm’s 1998 organization, and served as its General Counsel through 2020.