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   3A. Ben MitchellMount Vernon(618) 242-0705Mitchell@mlomvn.comMitchell@mlomvn.comMitchell Law Office PCwww.abenmitchell.comwww.abenmitchell.commitchellaben.jpgClosely & Privately Held Business LawCommercial LitigationMineral & Natural Resource LawTrust, Will & Estate Planning LawCommercial Law - TransactionsTrust AdministrationProbateOil and Gas LawReal Estate
A. Ben
Mitchell Law Office PC
112 N 10th St
Mount Vernon IL 62864
Ph.(618) 242-0705 Fx.(618) 242-4820
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Closely & Privately Held Business Law    Commercial Law - Transactions
Commercial Litigation    Trust Administration
Mineral & Natural Resource Law     Probate
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law     Oil and Gas Law
    Real Estate
Advisory Board Member
County:  Jefferson
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
A. Ben Mitchell has been practicing law in Southern Illinois for more than 40 years. His many achievements highlight his record of success: Mr. Mitchell received an AV®-Rating from Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings, garnering the respect of attorneys he has worked with and against, judges, and other legal professionals. As such, Mr. Mitchell is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent® Lawyers, an honor bestowed on only 5 percent of lawyers in America.

Furthermore, Mr. Mitchell has been chosen as one of the attorneys listed in Leading Lawyers, a group of lawyers in Illinois recommended by a statewide survey. Crain's Chicago Business Top Lawyers also lists Mr. Mitchell as a distinguished attorney in Illinois.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1966
U.S. District Court
  Southern District of Illinois
  Central District of Illinois
7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Year of Birth:  1941

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1966

Undergraduate School:  University of Tulsa, B.S.B.A., accounting, 1963

Representative Clients:  
South Pointe Bank, Lampley Oil
Stewart Producers
Auto Credit of Southern Illinois
Mt. Vernon City Schools District #80
Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI)
Mid-Central Production Corporation

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Jefferson County Bar Association
  President 1970-71
Bar Association of the Central and Southern Federal Districts of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
  Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1968-1971
  Agricultural Law Committee, 1983-1991
  Oil and Gas Securities Sub-Committee, Securities Advisory, 1987-1993
American Bar Association
Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
Illinois Oil and Gas Association
  Director, 2000-2003

Community Involvement:  
Jefferson County Development Corporation
  Financial Partner

Published Legal Writing:  
"Well Plugging Responsibilities," Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, 2002

"Well Plugging Abandonment & Restoration," IOGA, 1996

Co-author, "Release, Abandonment and Plugging," IICLE Mineral Law, 1994

Legal Lectures:  
"Responsibilities Attendant to Well Abandonment," Eastern Mineral Law Special Institute, 1991

"Plugging Responsibilities: The Deep Pocket Theory," 9th Eastern Mineral Law Institute, 1989

Firm Description:  
A. Ben Mitchell commenced the practice of law in 1966. Serving families, farmers, oil producers, and business interests throughout Southern Illinois, A. Ben Mitchell enjoys a recognized reputation in the legal community. With 65 years of support staff experience and 43 years of personal legal representation, Mitchell Law Office, P.C. is able to efficiently diagnose a situation, provide constructive recommendations, and proceed in a plan of action as may be approved by the client.

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