Richard M. Mitzel is a highly experienced and successful trial attorney. He has represented clients throughout the State of Florida for more than forty (40) years. His skill and knowledge in the personal injury field has resulted in his clients recovering millions of dollars in damages.
Mr. Mitzel is currently a member of The Florida Bar, The Hernando County Bar Association, and The Hillsborough County Bar Association. He is an inactive member of The State Bar of Michigan.
Mr. Mitzel is a member of The National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization of America’s top trial lawyers. He is also a former board member of the Florida Justice Association and has been a guest lecturer at Stetson Law School. He has also served as a member of the grievance committee of the 13th Judicial Circuit.
Mr. Mitzel attended the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law. He has an “AV” rating, the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a national law firm rating service. The “A” signifies that Mr. Mitzel’s legal ability is “very high to preeminent”. The “V” denotes that he observes “very high” ethical standards.
Additionally, Mr. Mitzel is The Florida Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service panel member for personal injury and wrongful death matters in Hernando County. The core of Mr. Mitzel’s clients are in Hernando and Citrus counties. However, he regularly represents clients throughout the State of Florida, and has tried personal injury and wrongful death cases from Pensacola to Miami.
Mr. Mitzel handles the following types of cases: car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice claims, legal malpractice claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, premises liability including slip and fall and assaults, and product liability cases.
Unlike many law firms, you will meet with Attorney Richard Mitzel, and work directly with him from start to finish. Your case will not be managed by a paralegal or an associate.
Mr. Mitzel formerly worked as an insurance defense lawyer and he uses that experience to overcome an insurance company’s claims procedures to make sure his clients are fully compensated for their injuries. Insurance companies know Mr. Mitzel and his reputation in the legal community. They know that he will take cases to trial if they cannot be settled on a reasonable basis.
Personal injury and wrongful death cases are usually handled by attorneys on a contingency fee basis. The contract used by Mr. Mitzel has been approved by the Florida Supreme Court. At the end of the case, either when the case has settled prior to trial, or after a jury verdict, you pay only a percentage of the money you receive, in addition to the case costs advanced by Mr. Mitzel. If there is no recovery by you, then you do not pay any attorney fees or costs.
Mr. Mitzel offers a free, confidential consultation at (352) 796-3383.