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 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mitchell A. Stephens focuses his practice on litigation and has successfully represented numerous clients in both state and federal courts.  

    When representing plaintiffs, Mitch has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients.  His successes include a jury award of over $24 million in a commercial contract and tortious interference dispute.  Recently, he obtained a $8.5 million settlement from a national insurer after its wrongful denial of coverage.  He also has helped his clients recover millions of dollars in MLM / network marketing disputes, eminent domain actions, and trust and estate disputes.

    When representing defendants, Mitch has litigated multiple high-stakes claims.  His successes include a multi-week arbitration trial where the plaintiff asserted commercial contract and fiduciary duty claims and sought more than $36 million.  The final arbitration award was the dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims with prejudice and no damages awarded.  In a different matter, Mitch represented the defendant in a bench trial where the plaintiff asserted contract and fraud claims in excess of $1.8 million.  Again, the result was dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims, with no damages awarded.  Mitch frequently defends clients accused of violating non-compete or non-solicit provisions.  He also represents law firms that have been accused of malpractice or other misconduct.

    Although the majority of Mitch’s practice is in the trial courts, he also has expertise and considerable experience in the appellate courts.  He successfully has handled cases before the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

    Before joining James Dodge Russell & Stephens, P.C., Mitch served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Carolyn B. McHugh of the Utah Court of Appeals.  He graduated from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2007 with Highest Honors.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Intellectual Property
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Will Contests, 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 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021 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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    Office Location for Mitchell A. Stephens

    10 W Broadway
    Suite 400
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    Phone: 801-797-1539

    Fax: 801-363-6666

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    Last Updated: 2/18/2021

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