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Mitchell Hall devotes his practice to defending 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 is a 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 currently is representing his Supreme Court District as a member of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Board of Governors and previously served as Chair of the KBA’s CLE Commission. He is a former President of the Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys and a member of the Kentucky Supreme Court Civil Justice Reform Commission. He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, where he currently chairs the Healthcare Section. An avid golfer, Mitch coached the Ashland Blazer High School Golf Team from 2013-2017 and also coached the high school’s Mock Trial Team from 2002- 2019. He is on the Board of Directors for the Highlands Museum and Discovery in Ashland. He is a board member of the Ashland Alliance and serves as an elder of his church.


  • Medical Negligence
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Commercial Transactions


  • 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


  • 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


  • “Metrics Matter: Using Internal and External Date to Become More Efficient,” For the Defense
    September 2019.
  •  “Granfinanciera, Northern Pipeline, and “Public Rights:” May a Bankruptcy Judge Preside Over
    a Jury Trial?”, 80 Ky. L.J. 499, (1991-1992)


  • The Role of Electronic Medical Records, Kentucky Defense Counsel Webinar, January 2022
  •  Immunity and Liability During and After Covid-19, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
    Annual Meeting, 2021.
  •  The Perils and Pitfalls of EMR’s: From Records Requests to Litigation, Federation of Defense &
    Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting, 2020.
  • 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
  • Student Discipline and the Court System, Kentucky Association of School Administrators 2nd
    Annual Education Law Symposium, 2012
  •  Working with the Judicial System, Kentucky Association of School Administrators-1st Annual
    Education Law Symposium, 2011


  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell Rating
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer, 2020 – present
  • Best Lawyers, 2020 – present
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel Outstanding Service Award, 2014


  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1991 – Present
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member, 2004 – Present
  •  Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors, Seventh Supreme Court District Governor,
    2019 – Present
  •  Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission, Chair, 2016 – 2017,
    Member, 2011 – 2017
  • Kentucky Supreme Court Civil Justice Reform Commission, 2018 – Present
  • 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 –
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Council, 2016 – Present, Chair of Healthcare Section
    2021- 2022
  • Kentucky School Board Attorneys Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, President 2018, Publications Committee Chair, 2013-2016, Board
    of Directors, 2009- Present