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Amy Mitchell, a Sugar Land resident since 1994, is a partner at Mitchell & Duff, LLC, a local female owned law firm, and has been a very active community leader in Sugar Land for many years. Our firm handles all aspects of litigation related to both businesses and individuals in disputes over torts, contracts, strict liability, consumer debt litigation, representation of financial institutions, complex litigation, family law matters, wills and trusts, probate, guardianships and insurance. We will also handle all kinds of transactional matters such as creating corporate and partnership documents and contracts.


I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and have been practicing law for over 26 years. I bring a broad perspective to litigation, having worked directly for insurance carriers, such as AIG, Farmers Insurance, Liberty Mutual and USAA,and for mid sized litigation firms in Houston. I have handled over 2000 litigated cases of varying complexity, including complex litigation such as class actions, multi party death cases and appeals. I have tried over 60 cases, handled 500+ mediations, and 15-20 arbitrations. I have extensive experience in all aspects of personal injury, civil and commercial litigation and defend consumer finance cases including alleged violations of TILA, the Texas Finance Code, the FDCPA, and FCRA. I have successfully argued a case to the court of appeals related to the arbitration clause in credit card contracts. I enjoy working towards a quick, reasonable and efficient resolution of cases directly with claims handlers, clients and opposing counsel.  I serve as a FINRA Arbitrator to address SEC complaints.


I was selected as a ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyer’ in ‘Texas Legal Leaders,’ published 3/29/13 in the issues of The Austin American-Statesman, Texas Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The American Lawyer.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Contact info

Mitchell & Duff, LLC

210 Main St
Richmond, TX, 77469-3534

Mitchell & Duff, Llc

210 Main St
Richmond, TX, 77469-3534


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 20%
  2. Personal Injury: 16%
  3. Litigation: 16%
  4. Insurance: 16%
  5. Other: 32%
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Hourly ($325-375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Melissa Ellen Palmer

    I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. Amy is ethical extremely hardworking and devoted. I would not hesitate to entrust a matter to her.


    Melissa Palmer Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198607/16/2016
DCInactive 198907/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
City CouncilCity of Sugar Land2010 - Present
PartnerMitchell & Duff, LLC2009 - Present
PartnerHanszen*Laporte2007 - 2009
PartnerDaw & Ray, PC2003 - 2007
Sr. Trial AttorneyHandlin & Associates2001 - 2003
Sr. Trial AttorneyAcosta, Shrode & Soule1995 - 2001
Associate AttorneyWilliams, Birnberg & Andersen, LLP1993 - 1995
AttorneyLaw Office of Ed Wallison1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasN/A1986 - Present
State Bar of TexasChair Grievance Committee2003 - 2005
State Bar of TexasGrievance Committee2001 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
Focus on WomenDon’t Get Lost at Sea: Navigating the Texas Court System2011
Focus on WomenYour Legal Health2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1985
State University of New York, College at OneontaLiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ACA Annual ConventionDebt Collection: Ethics Jeopardy2011