Mitchell A. Stephens

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-363-6363
Fax: 801-363-6666


Mitchell A. Stephens focuses his practice on litigation and has successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts. Mitch’s two most recent jury trials resulted in favorable verdicts for his clients, with the total verdict amounts exceeding $25 million. At a recent bench trial, he successfully defended against seven-figure damages claims and obtained a no cause of action verdict. His most recent trial to an arbitration panel involved defending against a $36 million demand. The final award was a dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims with prejudice and no damages awarded. In addition to these favorable trial verdicts, Mitch has prevailed on many other matters in the dispositive motion context. He also has successfully defended his victories on appeal, including to the Utah Supreme Court. Prior to 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. Mitch graduated from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2007 with Highest Honors.

Areas of Practice

  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Wills & Trust Litigation
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah
  • United States Supreme Court


  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. – 2007
    • Honors: Highest Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: William H. Leary Scholar
    • Law Review: Utah Law Review, Editor, 2006 – 2007
  • Utah Valley University
    • B.S. magna cum laude – 2004
    • Major: Business Management

Published Works

  • Ignoring Justice: Prosecutorial Discretion and the Ethics of Charging, 35 N. Kent. L. Rev. 53
  • I’m Sorry: Exploring the Reasons Behind the Differing Roles of Apology in American and Japanese Civil Cases, 14 Widener L. Rev. 185
  • A Trap for the Rational: Simultaneous Removal and Appointment of a General Partner Under the Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, 2007 Utah L. Rev. 521

Honors and Awards

  • Utah’s Legal Elite – Utah Business Magazine
  • Super Lawyer – Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014 – 2019
  • Rising Star – Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011 – 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Aldon J. Anderson American Inns of Court, Participant

Past Employment Positions

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