Academy Member Inducted 2023

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Kevin F. Mickits, Mediator, San Antonio, Texas.

Kevin F. Mickits

Upton, Mickits & Heymann, LLP
Lincoln Center 7800 IH-10 West
Suite 740
San Antonio, TX 78230
Tel: (210) 881-3080
Fax: (210) 881-3090
Website: www.umhlaw.com
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  • Practice Commenced: 2015
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 2600
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Biographical

Kevin F. Mickits was born in Toledo, Ohio but was raised in Woodway, Texas, graduating from Midway High School in 1981.   He attended Southwest Texas State (now Texas State) on a football scholarship.   He played tight-end for Coach Jim Wacker and was a member of two, Division II National Championship teams.  He was voted Captain by his team his Senior Year and was selected All Conference both athletically and academically during the same year.   Kevin received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with specializations in Political Science and History.   While finishing his studies, he married his wife, Julie, of Hillsboro Texas.   They have three children.

Kevin taught in the public education system for three years before deciding to return to academics in order to pursue a law degree at Texas Tech School of Law.  During his tenure at Texas Tech, he was a two time member of the National Mock Trial Team and the recipient of the first ever J. Hadley Edgar Trial Advocacy Award.   This award was presented to the top trial advocate at Texas Tech School of Law.

Since 1991 Kevin has tried over 100 cases to verdict in a variety of causes of actions including negligence, product liability, prescription errors, premises liability, premises security, defamation, deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, auto and trucking liability and consumer cases.   The facts of each case are different, but his general approach is the same: know your case better than your opponent and determine how the case will be presented to the jury so that it is logical, simple and above all, factually honest.  He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law and a membr of The American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA")

After 30 years of active litigation, Kevin decided to expand his practice in order to utilize his experience to assist others in resolving legal conflicts.   He has completed the State requirements necessary to become certified in mediation.  Having participated in thousands of mediations, both as a litigator and mediator, Kevin looks forward to the special challenges associated with conflict resolution as an independent intermediary. Settlement and the compromise of litigation has historic and significant roots in our American legal system. Kevin was introduced to a quote by Abraham Lincoln during my first year of practice and it has remained with him through the years:

"Discourage litigation.  Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.  As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man.  There will still be business enough."

 


Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Education
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Texas State University- B.S. Education, 1985
  • Texas Tech University- Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 1991
  • First Recipient, J. Hadley Edgar Award for Barrister Excellence, 1991
  • Over 100 jury trials
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Thousands of mediations during 31 years of litigation practice 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Corpus Christi Bar Association San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Sections: Tort and Insurance Practice, Litigation, Labor and Employment
    and Alternate Dispute Resolution)
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

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