Richard Warren Mithoff

Richard Warren Mithoff has been described by the National Law Journal as “one of the nation’s highest profile litigators,” and the Texas Lawyer, noting his “impressive trial record,” has described his approach to the law as “magic.”

In naming Mr. Mithoff the “Best Civil Lawyer” in Houston in 1998 and again in 2004, the Houston Press described his courtroom style as “dazzling his opposition with pretrial maneuvers and connecting emotionally with any juror he needs,” while noting that he has “earned a reputation for honesty and forthrightness with clients, judges, and the media.”

Practicing in the area of general civil litigation, the Mithoff Law has focused on personal injury and commercial litigation, including medical malpractice, products liability, aviation, and admiralty cases. Mr. Mithoff and the firm have recovered more than $1 million by verdict or settlement in several hundred personal injury and commercial cases, and has successfully defended a number of clients in commercial cases involving claims of several hundred million dollars in the areas of breach of contract, antitrust, trade secrets, and patent infringement.

His diverse list of clients has included San Diego Padres owner John Moores, Conoco-Phillips, Texas Heart Institute, shareholders of BP stock following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, singer Willie Nelson, the Berry children orphaned after a car accident which killed their parents, the family of former Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams, the family of police-shooting victim Pedro Oregon, the Democratic Party of Texas, J.P. Morgan Chase in the Enron litigation, Momentum Operating Co. in the Texas Panhandle oil and gas dispute, the families of five men killed in the 2005 BP Texas City explosion and the families of six elderly people burned to death in the 2005 Hurricane Rita evacuation bus fire

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Admiralty and Maritime, 2) Aviation, 3) Commercial Litigation, 4) Medical Malpractice, 5) Personal Injury and 6) Product Liability
Law School University of Texas at Austin, (JD, 1971)
Education University of Texas at Austin, (BBA, 1968)
Bar Member / Association Texas,U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
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