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Russell S. Mitchell

Shareholder
St. George Office
301 N. 200 E.
Suite 3A
St. George, UT 84770

Related Info

Mr. Mitchell is a member of the firms Litigation and Real Estate sections.  He is an experienced trial attorney, having taken many cases to trial (and defended the court's rulings when appealed) involving a variety of disputes, including: retail leasing issues; commercial and retail evictions; real property disputes (involving a variety of easement, boundary, quiet title, title agent, site plan and purchase issues); contested probate matters; contested trust administrations; business relation disputes including non-compete agreements; general breach of contract; enforcing mechanic’s liens; eminent domain and regulatory takings.  Most of the disputes that he is involved with are able to be resolved through negotiation with opposing counsel or formal mediation due to his skill in dispute resolution.  Mr. Mitchell has also appeared before city councils and planning commissions regarding a variety of planning and zoning issues. Mr. Mitchell has also helped many of his clients in the sale or purchase of real estate, including retail office buildings, as well as drafting easement, right-of-ways, assignments, and other documents as needed to complete the transactions.  He has prepared life, legacy and estate planning documents for his clients, including trusts, wills, power of attorney, and medical directives.

Experience

Telegraph Tower v. Century Mortgage, 2016 UT App 102 (successfully defended against claim for joint liability among investor defendants).

Red Cliffs Corner, LLC v. J.J. Hunan, Inc., 2009 UT App. 240, 219 P.3d 619 (successfully enforced lease forfeiture provision upon repeated defaults of lease and reversed trial courts refusal to award attorney fees).

Markham v. Bradley, 2007 UT App. 379, 173 P.3d 865 (expanded covenant of good faith and fair dealing in successfully requiring specific performance of sale of real estate).

Traveller Investments, LLC v. Questar Gas Co., 2005 UT App. 270 (successfully defended against claim for trespass and enforced easement through after-acquired title).

Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough (1995-2019) Attorney, St. George, Utah Branch office.

Advanced Clinical Microbiology and Research, (1985-1995) Microbiologist, Lab Manager, Vice President.

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1994
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah 

Affiliations

President, Southern Utah Bar Association (2016)
Board of Directors, Southern Utah Bar Association (2014-2016)
Southern Utah Estate Planning Council (2015 - present)

Community/Civic Involvement

St. George Kiwanis Club (1996 - present)
President (2000, 2009, 2015 - present);  Board of Directors
Southern Utah Chapter of the U of U Alumni Assoc. (2006 - 2011)
Chair of the Community Action Committee of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce (2002-2003)
Woods Cross City Council: 1990 – 1994