Academy Member Inducted 2014

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Ron Mitchell, Mediator, Joplin, Missouri.

Ron Mitchell

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Ron Mitchell Mediation
320 West 4th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Tel: (417) 291-4754
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Recognized to Missouri Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1996
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)2000
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24) 
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Ron Mitchell serves as a mediator in more than 200 cases per year. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was President of the Missouri Bar for 1994-1995. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


Ron graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 1971 and received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1974. He has served as counsel for MSSU since 1994.

Memberships & Affiliations

He served in the House of Delegates of the ABA as the State Delegate from 1998-2004. He chaired the ABA Judicial Advisory Council. He is a Life Member Fellow of the ABA Foundation. Ron received the Spurgeon Smithson Award from the Missouri Bar Foundation in 2005 for contributions “for significant contributions to the administration of justice.”

He was presented the Missouri Bar President’s award in 1999 for his work as Chair of the Missouri Statewide Legal Services Commission and serves on the board of Legal aid of Missouri Statewide Program, Inc. Ron served on the Supreme Court Committee studying Regional Justice Centers, the Venue Commission and the Commission on the Impartiality of the Judiciary. A member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar from 1985 to 1996, he also has been active in a variety of other bar activities.

He was a longtime member of The Missouri Bar’s Legal Education Committee, and previously served as vice chair of that committee. He was chair of The Missouri Bar’s Young Lawyers’ Section in 1983-84 and President of the Jasper County Bar in 1988-89. He served as an assistant prosecutor for Jasper County from 1978 - 1986.

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