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Richard Warren Mithoff

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Mithoff Law Firm
500 Dallas St, Penthouse
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-654-1122
Fax: 713-739-8085
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1972
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, General Litigation
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Practicing in the area of general civil litigation, the Mithoff Law Firm has focused on personal injury and commercial litigation, including products liability, aviation, admiralty and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Mithoff and the firm have tried and settled a number of multimillion dollar personal injury and commercial cases, and have 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. He has consistently been named among the top trial lawyers in the country, including Super Lawyers annually.


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About Richard Warren Mithoff

First Admitted: 1972, Texas

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  • Richard and Ginni Mithoff were awarded the first Ben Taub Humanitarian Award by Harris County Hospital District Foundation in 2000 in recognition of their philanthropic endeavors as exemplified by the "generosity, interest and advocacy for health care" of the late Ben Taub. The hospital district named its world-class trauma center the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center at the Ben Taub Hospital in 2007.
  • 2015 Leon Green Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Legal Profession- Texas Law Review
  • Professional Excellence Award - Lifetime Achiever, Texas Lawyer, 2016
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mithoff were selected as Honorees at the Children at Risk Accolades Luncheon in 2002 for their "continuous commitment and service to the children of Houston" and were honored by County Judge Robert Eckels and the Harris County Commissioners Court with a Proclamation that Wednesday, October 2, 2003, be Ginni and Richard Mithoff and Children at Risk Day, in recognition of their efforts, "making a positive difference in the lives of the children of our community." The couple was honored in 2003 with the Samaritan Spirit Award in recognition of their "significant contributions to human health and growth" and in 2007 by Family Services of Greater Houston as the 2007 Family of the Year.
  •  2014 Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy Award, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Champion of Justice, Texas Watch, 2016
  •   In 1997, Mr. Mithoff was awarded the Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League in recognition of his "immense talents, persuasive ability, and energy to fight for the principles enshrined in the Constitution and the League’s mission--justice and fair treatment for all."
  • In 2008, Mr. Mithoff was awarded the 2008 J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award by Texas Appleseed in honor of "his commitment to justice, his work to enforce the highest standards for the legal profession, and his generosity in giving back to the community."
  • Joe Jamail Award for Justice, Aid for Victims of Domestic Abuse, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Active in State Bar committees and Continuing Legal Education, Mr. Mithoff has served on the Supreme Court of Texas Committee on Judicial Appointments, on the State Bar of Texas Committee on Pattern Jury Charges, and as Special Assistant Disciplinary Counsel to the Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline. Mr. Mithoff has also been a guest speaker at many seminars on a variety of topics throughout the country. He has served as president of the Houston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and president of the Houston Trial Lawyers.
  • Professional Activities and Associations: American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, American Board of Trial Advocates, American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Fellow - Houston Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation.

Educational Background

  • Mr. Mithoff attended the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in business administration. After graduating in 1968, he enrolled in the UT Law School, graduating in 1971. He was Project Editor of the Texas Law Review in his final year at UT.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • In 2014 The University of Texas School of Law renamed its pro bono center the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Center, following a total of $2 million in donations from the Mithoffs. In 2015 the UT School of Law presented him with the Leon Green Award for outstanding contributions to the legal profession. Former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Tom Phillips introduced him at that even, 2014
  • Mr. Mithoff has endowed a series of scholarships at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, including a Presidential Scholarship in law for educationally, socially and culturally disadvantaged students at the UT Law School, a Presidential Scholarship for disabled students at UT Business School and an endowed professorship in neonatal/perinatal medicine at the UT School of Medicine. The UT Medical School endowment funded community outreach perinatal centers, as well as the Life Flight program to bring injured babies quickly from outlying community hospitals to major medical centers.

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Office Location for Richard Warren Mithoff

500 Dallas St
Houston, TX 77002

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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