There’s a lot more to trial work than being savvy, tactful, intelligent, and aggressive and forceful when necessary – though all of these are imperative. At the end of the day, the human touch is paramount. We are in the fox hole with human beings (whether they are in-house counsel, executives or individuals with legal issues). And they hire us to provide comfort and counsel, put their interests ahead of ours, and go the extra mile to make their lives easier and less stressful.
Mitch Ackal serves as Gray Reed's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group Leader. Known for his ability to explain complex issues and adapt his approach to any case, Mitch focuses his practice on guiding a diverse group of clients through every stage of high-stakes commercial and business disputes in Texas and throughout the country. He handles litigation in state and federal courts, arbitrations and on appeal. His case load typically involves prosecuting and defending clients in oil and gas disputes along the entire energy stream, breach of contract and other business-related actions, franchise/distribution disputes, partnership disagreements, and commercial cases involving the Uniform Commercial Code.
Mitch is involved in challenging roles that not only involve complex dispute resolution, but also allow him to serve as an integral team member and go-to advisor for clients on a broad range of matters impacting their businesses outside the courtroom. For example, as national litigation counsel for one of the world’s largest plastic distributors, Mitch is always on call to find effective solutions for a variety of everyday and big-picture issues. He also oversees and manages litigation for clients from coast to coast involving contract disputes, employment matters, trade secrets, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements and products liability.
Competing and winning at a high level is nothing new for Mitch. After growing up in both New Orleans and Houston, and graduating from Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, he played college baseball for Rice University and was a member of Rice’s 1999 College World Series team.