T. J. Mitchell
T. J. Mitchell
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Areas Of Practice

Overview

Bar Admissions

Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

Representative Engagements

Pro Bono Activities

Involvement

T.J. provides litigation solutions in complex financial and business disputes, manages clients’ risk, and allows clients to focus on driving their business or personal objectives. Drawing from his experience working in the legal department of a large technology company, T.J. understands what clients expect from their outside counsel or personal attorney and takes the time to understand their unique challenges, goals, and values. These priorities shape his work from the first client meeting through pre-litigation negotiations, preparing lawsuit or arbitration pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery, and resolving disputes either through settlement or trial.

T.J.’s practice focuses on representing parties in:

•SEC, FINRA, and state-level regulatory investigations and proceedings in the securities brokerage and investment advisory industries
•Civil litigation in federal courts, state courts and arbitrations involving complex financial products and transactions
•Mergers and Acquisitions litigation
•Diverse business contract and tort actions

Outside of his law practice, T.J. is honored to serve as a “Big” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. He also serves on the board of directors for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Valley Young Professionals.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado

Education

  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Arizona State Law Journal, Associate Editor
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award winner
    • Honors: Judicial Extern, Hon. Judge Teilborg, Federal District Court for the District of AZ, 2017
    • Honors: ; Business Legal Assistance Program, Vice President)
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law and Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (2015) Magna Cum Laude
    • Honors: Arizona Cheerleading Team, 2012-2014
    • Honors: Catmasters, Toastmasters International Chapter, President, 2012-2015
    • Honors: Rombach Scholarship Award winner
    • Honors: Magellan Circle Scholar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Securities Regulation Law Section, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member

Representative Engagements

  • 2021 SEC Examination Priorities – At a Glance by JHC attorneys Paul Roshka and T.J. Mitchell (March 2021)
  • Represented companies, their principals, and employees in the crypto currency industry during investigations by the SEC and the CFTC.
  • Represented a registered representative in a FINRA arbitration against allegations of fraud, misrepresentations and non-disclosures, elder abuse, breach of fiduciary duty, and suitability. The claims were denied in their entirety. After the hearing regarding expungement of the claims from the representative’s BrokerCheck and CRD, the arbitrator found the allegations were false and granted the request for their expungement.
  • Represented an insurance agency and five of its agents during investigations conducted by the SEC and the Arizona Securities Division, and the proceedings these agencies filed against our clients for their alleged role in placing $17 million of notes issued by a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented an investment adviser who was forced to leave his firm by his partner. The AAA arbitration resulted in an award in favor of our client in excess of the $1 million sought for the buyout of his partnership interest, pre-judgment interest, post-judgment interest, and attorney’s fees and costs.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, volunteer attorney (2019 – Present)
  • Disabled American Veterans, volunteer attorney (2018-2020)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, “Big” (2020 – present)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Fundraising Committee Member (2020 – present)
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Valley Young Professionals, Board Member (2019 – present)

Involvement

  • Aim Mental Youth Health, Board of Directors (2021 – present)
  • Arizona State University, Adjunct Professor- Served as an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University teaching courses on White Collar Crime, Organized Crime, and Corporate Crime.