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Richard M. Mitchell

Richard M.


"We strive to bring energy and a 'can-do' attitude to every client engagement."

RICHARD (RICK) M. MITCHELL, shareholder, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation such as professional liability defense, and employment matters including actions with administrative agencies, product liability, contract disputes, and catastrophic claims. He has had articles published and spoken to industry professional groups.

Rick earned his Juris Doctor from Indiana University Law School in 1991. There he served on the Indiana University Law Review. He also studied law at the University of London. Rick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1988.

He is a member and past president of the Greater Detroit Chapter of the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU). The CPCU designation is granted by the American Institute for CPCU upon successfully completing 10 exams relating to insurance and business topics. Rick also serves as a case evaluator in matters pending before the Oakland County Circuit Court.


Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, Juris Doctor, 1991

University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., 1988


Professional Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Oakland County Bar Association

Macomb County Bar Association



Articles & News


Business Insurance Coverage: Being Smart with Your Risk Management Decisions,” Maddin Hauser Breakfast Bites (2023)

“Employment Litigation and Trial Strategies,” CLE/CE Approved Seminar Presented in Multiple States

Unique Insurance Issues Every Business Must Face – Coverage Available and Potential Claims that Many Businesses Fail to Consider,” Maddin Hauser Breakfast Bites (2021)

“The Death of Alternative Liability,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, April 2019

Employment Litigation Update and Trial Concerns,” Maddin Hauser Breakfast Bites and Employment Law Symposium (2017-2018)

Managing Employee Lawsuits,” Maddin Hauser Breakfast Bites and Employment Law Symposium (2016-2017)

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire; Let the Litigation Commence,” Maddin Hauser Breakfast Bites and Employment Law Symposium (2015-2016)

Exposures Beyond the EPL Policy,” Maddin Hauser Employment Law Symposium (2014)