Mitchell A. Stephens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

James Dodge Russell & Stephens, P.C.
 | 10 W Broadway, Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-797-1539
Fax: 801-363-6666
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Mitchell A. Stephens is a partner with the James Dodge Russell & Stephens, P.C., law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 13 years of legal experience, Mr. Stephens provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the Salt Lake City area who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    · Business and commercial litigation

    · Intellectual property litigation

    · Wills and trusts litigation

    · Real estate disputes and litigation

    · Personal injury and civil litigation

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Stephens has achieved considerable success representing the rights and interests of his clients in state and federal courts across his region. Among his most recent success, he was able to secure jury verdicts of more than $25 million for his clients in two separate trials, and he deftly defended a client at a bench trial against damage claims amounting to more than a million dollars.

    In addition, he recently handled an arbitration, where he was again able to defend his client against a potential $36 million claim after the dismissal of the plaintiff's case. He has also garnered equal success on numerous other disposition motion matters while successfully defending his victories on appeal.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Stephens has earned designation as among Utah's Legal Elite from Utah Business magazine, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    After graduating magna cum laude from Utah Valley University in 2004 with a degree in business management, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2007. A William H. Leary Scholar in law school, he served as editor of the Utah Law Review, and he received highest honors for his excellent academic achievements and graduated Order of the Coif.

    Mr. Stephens is a member of the Aldon J. Anderson American Inns of Court along with other local, state and national legal organizations. He has several publications to his credit. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Business Litigation
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Intellectual Property
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Other
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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    About Mitchell Stephens

    Admitted: 2007, Utah

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyer – Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014 – 2019
    • Rising Star – Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011 – 2013
    • Utah’s Legal Elite – Utah Business Magazine
    • Member, Order of the Coif, University of Utah, 2007
    • Award, Highest Honors, University of Utah, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2007
    • United States Supreme Court, 2018
    • Utah Bar, 2007
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
    • Aldon J. Anderson American Inns of Court

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Law review, Author, I’m Sorry: Exploring the Reasons Behind the Differing Roles of Apology in American and Japanese Civil Cases , Widener Law Review, 2008
    • Law review, Author, A Trap for the Rational: Simultaneous Removal and Appointment of a General Partner Under the Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, Utah Law Review, 2007
    • Law review, Author, Ignoring Justice: Prosecutorial Discretion and the Ethics of Charging, Northern Kentucky Law Review, 2008

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Law Clerk to the Honorable Carolyn B. McHugh, Utah Court of Appeals., 2008

    Educational Background:

    • Utah Valley University, B.S. magna cum laude, Major: Business Management – 2004
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    10 W Broadway
    Suite 400
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    Phone: 801-797-1539

    Fax: 801-363-6666

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    Last Updated: 8/17/2020

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