D. Mitchell

McFarland

Shareholder
700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

With more than 35 years of experience, Mitch has gained a reputation for successfully taking complex business cases to trial. Mitch has extensive experience with disputes in the oil and gas industry representing producers, pipelines and midstream players. His practice covers an array of complex commercial litigation, products liability claims, construction litigation, partnership disputes and personal injury litigation.

He served as a member of a national trial team defending a manufacturer of silicone breast implants and participated in four successful jury trials for his client on those matters. He has also served as Texas regional counsel in welding fume litigation, hernia patch claims and contact lens solution claims.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Super Lawyers (2011-2017)
  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association, Litigation Section (Former Subcommittee Chairman)
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Houston Bar Association
    • International Association of Defense Counsel (Former Committee Chairman; Satellite Trial Academy, Director, South Texas College of Law, 2009; Trial Academy, Instructor, Stanford University, 2004)
    • State Bar of Texas

Overview

With more than 35 years of experience, Mitch has gained a reputation for successfully taking complex business cases to trial. Mitch has extensive experience with disputes in the oil and gas industry representing producers, pipelines and midstream players. His practice covers an array of complex commercial litigation, products liability claims, construction litigation, partnership disputes and personal injury litigation.

He served as a member of a national trial team defending a manufacturer of silicone breast implants and participated in four successful jury trials for his client on those matters. He has also served as Texas regional counsel in welding fume litigation, hernia patch claims and contact lens solution claims.

Experience

  • Energy Litigation

    Represented the developers of a crude-by-rail terminal facility located at the Houston Ship Channel. An international marketer of crude products became the exclusive customer

  • Energy Litigation

    Successfully represented a major coke terminal operator in an arbitration of a $61 MM breach of contract claim related to the collapse of a coke pit wall at a refinery. At

  • Energy Litigation

    Represented a Fortune 500 pipeline owner in a suit for delays and damages against the EPC contractor on an $86 MM compressor station project that involved six

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