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   3Mitchell H. FrazenChicago(312) 781-6618frazen@litchfieldcavo.comfrazen@litchfieldcavo.comLitchfield Cavo LLPwww.litchfieldcavo.comwww.litchfieldcavo.comfrazenmitch.jpgInsurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance LawPersonal Injury Defense Law: General
Mitchell H.
Litchfield Cavo LLP
303 W Madison St Ste 300
Chicago IL 60606
Ph.(312) 781-6618 Fx.(312) 781-6630
Recommended by peers in:
Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law
Personal Injury Defense Law: General
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Frazen obtained his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Illinois in 1977, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and received the University's Bronze Tablet Award together with Departmental Distinction in Political Science. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1980, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Frazen is a member of the Illinois bar, the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and he is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits. He has served as a certified chairperson-arbitrator in the Mandatory Arbitration Program of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and he has been designated as a mediator in that Circuit Court's Voluntary Mediation Program.

He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation and Section of Tort and Insurance Practice. He served on the Board of Governors of the Chicago Council of Lawyers between 1992 and 1995, and he is the co-chair of its State Court Practices Committee.

He concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. His litigation experience includes:
  • Defense litigation
  • Trials
  • Appellate cases
  • Coverage litigation
  • Coverage advice
  • Arbitration and mediation

Bar Admissions:  
1980, Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Year of Birth:  1955

Law School:  University of Michigan,J.D., 1980
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Magna cum laude;

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, B.A., 1977
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Firm Description:  
Litchfield Cavo is engaged in the practice of civil litigation primarily on behalf of the insurance industry and self-insured corporations. The firm specializes in the defense of our clients' commercial and personal interests in a wide variety of matters including, but not limited to, the practice areas broadly identified herein. Additionally, a significant part of our practice involves the defense of insurance carriers in coverage and bad faith disputes arising out of all forms of commercial, personal and specialty products.

Litchfield Cavo is defined by its partners' significant trial experience. Our litigation partners actually outnumber our associates, and have each been litigating, on average, nearly 20 years. Our lawyers try or settle during trial dozens of lawsuits each year. Our reputation has been built on our lawyers' willingness and readiness to try any case to verdict, while understanding that such preparation and aggressive litigation strategy often promotes favorable and efficient settlement of cases.

Litchfield Cavo is a rapidly growing firm, with roughly six times the number of attorneys with which we started in 1999. Our seven offices enable Litchfield Cavo to represent our clients both regionally and nationally. This broad geographic base provides the firm with local knowledge of regional practice procedures and nuances, while also effectuating the representation of our clients' interests throughout the country. Our offices in Chicago and Milwaukee provide litigation support throughout the Midwest. Our Hartford and Boston offices, and our Manhattan and New Jersey/Philadelphia offices, cover New England and the mid-Atlantic respectively. Tampa represents Litchfield Cavo's growing influence in Florida and the southeastern United States.

Litchfield Cavo takes great pride not only in providing its clients with skilled and efficient litigation services, but also in providing the highest level of responsiveness to clients and insurers' claim professionals. Several of our senior partners have spent many years in-house and consider it a priority to educate and oversee other partners and associates to ensure compliance with in-house policies and directives. Service to our clients through written reporting and communication is a fundamental part of our legal practice and such service is a cornerstone upon which Litchfield Cavo has been built. Our lawyers would be happy to address any questions that you may have.

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