Robert D. Mitchell
Securities Litigation | COMMERCIAL LITIGATION | Real Estate Litigation
An attorney and shareholder in the Phoenix offices of Tiffany & Bosco P.A., Robert Mitchell focuses his legal practice on complex commercial and financial litigation, particularly in the areas of securities and investment frauds, and commercial real estate disputes.
"Often my clients are victims of financial wrongdoing or have complex litigation needs, for which they need and want a dedicated attorney and counselor who takes on their burden as my own. I treat my clients as my good friends, and their problems as my problems. I am very loyal to my clients who trust me to guide them through their legal difficulties. I have enjoyed the heartfelt hugs and gracious expressions of appreciation many times over the years, and that is the reward that keeps me striving for excellence in my representation of my clients."
Robert has extensive experience in handling jury trials (federal and state court), bench trials, and arbitrations before the AAA, NASD, FINRA, NYSE, JAMS, and other forums. Mr. Mitchell was lead counsel in a 2016 federal court jury trial that awarded his client (an investment professional) a record $38.5 million judgment in an internet defamation claim.
Robert’s cases generally involve litigation, arbitration and mediation of legal matters involving business and contractual disputes, securities litigation cases, securities arbitration, investment and financial frauds, securities regulatory proceedings, commercial real estate and development disputes, construction law, corporate and LLC issues, business torts and defamation, and other commercial and financial matters. Mr. Mitchell represents clients in Arizona, California, Texas and Utah, and, when admitted pro hac vice, has handled commercial litigation matters in numerous states across the United States.
His securities and investment cases have included litigation and arbitration of disputes involving stocks, bonds, options, commodities, limited partnerships, ERISA accounts, investment contracts and other securities. Robert has represented investors in litigation and arbitration cases against numerous brokerage firms, issuers, attorneys, and others. He also represents brokerage firms, investment advisors and other professionals in investment cases and in regulatory matters. Mr. Mitchell also serves as local counsel for out-of-state law firms and parties involved in large class action and complex litigation cases.
Real Estate Litigation.
Robert represents individuals and companies in commercial real estate investment, development and business transaction disputes and other litigation matters. His clients include commercial real estate firms and developers in Arizona, California and Utah. Robert is experienced in all facets of litigation involving commercial real estate transactions, subdivisions, contracts, purchase and lease disputes, real estate brokerage commission disputes, and other commercial real estate matters.
Robert Mitchell is a sought-after public speaker on legal topics, including:
- Effective trial opening statements and closing arguments
- Real estate litigation
- Arbitration of investment disputes
- Investment analysts and securities litigation legislation
- The Securities Reform Act
- Mechanics' liens in real estate transactions
- Alternative dispute resolution
In addition, he has been invited to speak before several securities industry training seminars on arbitrations and mediations. He also has made a number of presentations to attorneys, broker-dealer firms, and other professional groups on securities law and regulatory compliance matters, and arbitration and mediation of securities arbitration disputes.
AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell®
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2016, 2017
Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
Marquis Who's Who in American Law
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona: Securities Regulation Law Section; Real Property Law Section; Trial Practice Section; Intellectual Property Section
State Bar of California
State Bar of Texas
Utah State Bar
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. District Court, District of Utah
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
J.D., Arizona State University, 1987
B.S., Accounting, Arizona State University, 1984
Arizona State University Alumni Association: Former Member, Board of Directors (Outstanding Board Member, 1997-1998); Former Co-Chair, Old Main Restoration Committee
Arizona State University College of Business Alumni Association: Past President
Arizona State University College of Law Alumni Association: Former Member, Board of Directors
Arizona State University: Past Chair, Founder's Day Committee, Awards Committee