College: S.U.N.Y.- Oneonta, B.A., 1981
Law School : Case Western Reserve, J.D., 1985
Admissions: 1986, Texas, also licensed in the U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
Amy Mitchell has been practicing law for 25 years, and enjoys an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings. She brings a broad perspective to litigation, having worked directly for insurance carriers, such as AIG, Farmers Insurance, Liberty Mutual and USAA where she has represented both the carriers directly and their insureds, as well as for mid-sized litigation firms in the Houston area.
During her 25 year tenure as an attorney, she has handled over 2000 litigated cases of varying complexity from inception to conclusion. She has handled complex litigation including class actions, multi party death cases and appeals. Her experience has included trying approximately 50 cases to conclusion, handling 500+ mediations, and 15-20 arbitrations. She has extensive experience in all aspects of personal injury, civil and commercial litigation. Along with extensive personal injury litigation experience she also defends a number of different consumer finance cases arising out of alleged violations of TILA, the Texas Finance Code, the FDCPA, FCRA and other consumer debt violations. She has successfully argued a case to the court of appeals related to the arbitration clause in credit card contracts. She has recently helped plan and conduct seminars on Immigration Law and Fee and Fee agreements which were presented to over 100 lawyers and judges. She has enjoyed working towards a quick, reasonable and efficient resolution of cases directly with claims handlers, clients and opposing counsel.
Amy earned her law degree from the Case Western Reserve and a Bachelors degree in Literature from S.U.N.Y.- Oneonta. She is licensed to practice in all Texas State courts, the Federal Courts of the Southern District, Northern, Western and Eastern District of Texas. Amy has practiced before the courts in many counties in Texas and before the state courts of appeals in both Houston and Fort Worth. Amy has practiced in every federal district in Texas.
Amy was born in Brooklyn, New York. She lived in New York, Florida, and Ohio finding her true home in Sugar Land, Texas. Amy is engaged to Jake Messinger and their blended family consists of Amy's son, William and Jake's two children, Colin and Grace.
Amy is also very active in the community and performs a significant amount of community service in Fort Bend County. She was recently elected to Sugar Land City Council in a publicized runoff. She is a member of the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance (Formerly Rosenberg Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce) since 1999, currently serves on the Board of Directors and is a Graduate of Leadership 2002. She has also been a member of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce since 1999. She served on the 5A Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas from 2001 through 2007 and was the chair of the committee from 2003 through 2005. She has been a member of the Exchange of Sugar Land since 1999. She has served on its Board of Directors for the last several years and is serving as President for the 2010-2011 year. She is a Charter Member of the Lone Star Exchange Club of Richmond. Amy also has served on the Board of the Escape Center from 2006 through 2010. She has participated in Sugar Land 101, the Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy, the Sugar Land Citizens Fire Academy and CAST. She has chaired numerous community events and helped raised hundreds of thousands of dollars towards the prevention of child abuse, to fighting domestic abuse, to fighting illiteracy, and to providing toys to underprivileged children for Christmas.
With more than two decades of trial experience, Amy strives to provide her clients with practical and economical solutions to their disputes, giving honest and candid information and analysis, enabling the client to make the best decision possible. Her clients find her professional, knowledgeable, thorough and skillful both in and out of the courtroom. They know that when they need answers, Amy will be there to help with their questions and problems. In this manner, Amy's clients have enjoyed considerable success at both the trial and appellate levels.
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