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Mithoff Law is regarded as one of the country’s premier litigation firms.

Founded by high-profile trial lawyer Richard Warren Mithoff in 1984, the firm is sought out by a broad range of clients, ranging from families devastated by serious injury or loss of life to Fortune 500 companies involved in complex commercial litigation. 

Mithoff has been consistently rated by his peers among the top ten lawyers within the state and has been ranked by Forbes Magazine among the top ten trial attorneys in the country.

Having earned a national reputation in complex medical malpractice litigation, Mithoff has also represented clients in a wide cross-section of litigation. He defended J.P. Morgan Chase in the Enron securities fraud class action arising out of the largest bankruptcy ever filed up to that time; and currently represents the BP shareholders as co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the securities class action litigation arising out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the largest oil spill in history.

Mithoff represented families of seven elderly victims and was appointed lead liaison counsel for the families of all of the 23 elderly victims of the Hurricane Rita bus fire litigation. He was also lead counsel for five of the seven families suffering loss of life in the BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion, with each of the cases resulting in a multi-million dollar recovery.

Mithoff also represented Harris County in the tobacco litigation and served as co-lead counsel with other counsel for Texas counties in a multi-billion dollar recovery, the largest such recovery by individual counties in a single state in that litigation. He also currently represents the City of Houston in the LIBOR litigation.

Other high profile Mithoff clients have included the family of Americans aboard the Air France flight that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009; the Texas Heart Institute; the Houston Rockets; former San Diego Padres owner John Moores; the daughter and family of former Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams; ConocoPhillips; Chevron; Willie Nelson; and the Democratic Party.

Mithoff won the first product liability breast implant case; the first successful verdict against both Firestone and Sears in the defective tire litigation relating to the Firestone tire recall; and the first significant verdict in Texas against a hospital for negligence in the credentialing of a surgeon who was responsible for a botched surgery and brain injury to the patient.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Business: 50%



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Mithoff Law Firm

500 Dallas St Ste 3450
3450 One Allen Ctr
Houston, TX, 77002-4712


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Contributions to the Legal ProfessionTexas Law Review2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy AwardTexas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists2014
Top 10 in TexasTexas Super Lawyers2013
Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the YearTexas Bar Foundation2006
Best Civil Lawyer in HoustonHouston Press2004
Top 10 "Go To" Personal Injury LawyersTexas Lawyer Magazine2002
Top 10 Trial Lawyers in the SouthwestNational Law Journal1999
Top 10 Trial Lawyers in the United StatesForbes Magazine1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
Houston Bar FoundationMember1974 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
International Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
International Society of BarristersMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971