Mitch received his law degree from New York University Law School, his B.A. from Wesleyan University, was granted a Fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, and attended the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies for mediation training. He is an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University College of Law where he teaches Commercial Arbitration.

Mitch is a member of the Book Publication Board of the American Bar Association, Editor of the ABA ADR Webpage, and former Co-Chair of the ABA ADR Committee. He is a Director of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, member of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and long-time panelist with the American Arbitration Association where he serves on the Large and Complex Case and Employment panels and also on its Mediation Panel.

Mitch is an arbitrator and mediator for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) and for the American Health Law Association. He is a panelist for the Chicago International Institute for Dispute Resolution, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the National Futures Association. He is also a Director and serves as the Secretary of the Resolution Systems Institute (RSI), an organization dedicated to enhancing ADR systems in the courts. He was appointed to the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and SuperLawyer named him one of the top 100 commercial litigators in Illinois.

Mitch formerly served as the Director of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Chair of the Civil Practice Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.  He is a former Director and Secretary of the International Advisory Group.

Mitch has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) often looks to Mitch for his expertise in civil practice and recently recognized him for his exceptional volunteer service as an author of IICLE’s civil practice materials. You can view the full list here.


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