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Mitch is a trial attorney who focuses his practice in the area of trucking, construction, employment law, and general tort defense. Mitch is also active in commercial litigation and matters involving defense of school districts. He serves clients in many diverse industries, including a heavy focus on the transportation, construction, education, and manufacturing industries. Mitch frequently appears in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration panels. He handles all aspects of litigation, ranging from preparation of pleadings to representing clients at trial, where Mitch has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Mitch spent eight years in the transportation, manufacturing, and distribution industries. He worked in facilities throughout the Midwest and still holds a Class A commercial driver's license. His experience in business and industry helps guide his representation of clients. While in law school, Mitch participated in the University of Dayton School of Law's J.D. in Two Years Program where he graduated With Honors in only two years. Mitch was a law clerk for Premier Health Partners, a large medical network in southwest Ohio, and a legal extern for the Honorable Mary L. Wiseman of the Montgomery County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas. Prior to joining Heyl Royster, Mitch practiced commercial litigation and labor & employment law with a law firm in Chicago.A native of Peoria, Mitch joined Heyl Royster as an associate in 2013. Mitch is active in the Peoria community, serving on the Peoria Heights Alumni Association board and as Vice-President of the Peoria/Tri-County Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association. Mitch is also an IHSA licensed baseball umpire and basketball referee.