V&E Partner Pat Mizell Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
& Elkins partner Pat Mizell has been named a Fellow of the
American College of Trial Lawyers, recognized as the preeminent
organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and
improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the
administration of justice.
Mizell was among a select group of trial lawyers inducted at the college’s
spring meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 3, 2018.
a commercial and business litigation partner based in V&E’s Houston office.
He is an accomplished trial attorney with extensive first chair trial
experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes complex
commercial litigation. From 1995 to 2002, Mizell served as the presiding judge
of the 129th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. He is
a 1989 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center.
Founded in 1950, the college is composed of the best of the trial bar
from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the college is extended by
invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced
trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and
whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical
conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a
minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for
Membership in the college cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer
population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800
members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus
Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction)
and Honorary Fellows. The college
maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice,
professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education
and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect
for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all
parties to legal proceedings. The college is thus able to speak
with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and
the administration of justice.
joins V&E ACTL Fellows Harry Reasoner, Ferguson McNiel and Bob Schick.