W. MITCHELL HALL, JR.

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606-329-2929 Ext. 223
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Mitchell Hall has devoted the last 27 years to defending large businesses, employers, and insurance carriers throughout eastern Kentucky. An AV rated attorney by his clients and peers, Mitch has tried over 25 cases to jury verdict and has successfully defended hundreds of administrative hearings. He has argued appeals before the Sixth Circuit and Kentucky’s appellate courts. His clients include the region’s largest hospital, Fortune 500 industrial facilities, financial institutions, a large regional wholesale distribution company, local school boards, and healthcare professionals.

Mitch has tried medical liability, employment, transportation, commercial, and premises liability cases to verdict throughout Eastern Kentucky. His labor and employment practice includes representing companies in union negotiations, labor arbitrations, and contested proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

Mitch’s roots run deep in eastern Kentucky, as he was raised in Morehead, with family history in Johnson and Magoffin Counties. Mitch obtained his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law as a member of the Order of the Coif in 1991.

Mitch serves as immediate past President of the Kentucky Defense Counsel, where he co-founded and served as Editor of Common Defense, a nationally recognized defense publication for which the organization was awarded DRI’s Outstanding Achievement Award. He has served as Chair of the Kentucky CLE Commission and President of the Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys and a member of the kentucky bar association’s future of law practice commision. He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. An avid golfer, Mitch coached the Ashland Blazer High School Golf Team from 2013-2017, and he has also coached the high school’s Mock Trial Team since 2002. He is on the Board of Directors for the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center Which he is chairing a capital campaign to raise funds for a new $2.5 Million Children Discovery center. He is a board member of the Ashland Alliance and has served as an elder of his church.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • 45% Medical Negligence
  • 20% Labor and Employment Law
  • 20% Commercial Litigation
  • 10% Education Law
  • 5% Commercial Transactions

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Kentucky, 1991
  • Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2019

EDUCATION

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. – 1991
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Journal: Kentucky Law Journal, Editor, 1989 – 1991
  • Davidson College
    • B.A. – 1987
    • Major: English

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • “Granfinanciera, Northern Pipeline, and “Public Rights:” May a Bankruptcy Judge Preside Over a Jury Trial?”, 80 Ky. L.J. 499, (1991-1992)

PRESENTATIONS

  • Working with the Judicial System, Kentucky Association of School Administrators – 1st Annual Education Law Symposium, 2011
  • Student Discipline and the Court System, Kentucky Association of School Administrators – 2nd Annual Education Law Symposium, 2012
  • You Can’t Talk to My Folks – The Ethical Rules Governing Attorney Contact with Employees of Represented Entities, Council of School Board Attorneys Winter Meeting, 2013

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell Rating
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel Outstanding Service Award, 2014

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1991 – Present
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member, 2004 – Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission, Chair, 2016 – 2017, Member, 2011 – 2017
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Commission on the Future of the Legal Profession, Member, 2017
  • Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys, President, 2016, Board of Directors, 2012 – 2016
  • Federation  of Defense and Corporate Council, 2006-Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, President 2018, Publications Committee Chair, 2013-2016, Board of Directors, 2009- Present