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Mitch Stein

Senior Counsel

Los Angeles
310 282 9429 direct

Mitch is an accomplished business and real estate litigator and counselor.

He handles a variety of matters on behalf of businesses and individuals, ranging from merger and acquisition disputes, unfair competition, and construction cases to actions involving environmental damage claims, homeowners association issues, foreclosures, evictions, and other real estate disputes.

He has 35 years plus of trial and arbitration experience, and regularly argues attachments, injunctions, and other business law and motion proceedings. Among many courtroom accomplishments, Mitch was a lead defense counsel in one of the largest product liability cases in the history of the United States, the infamous 1993 Seattle E. coli litigation, commenced by Jack in the Box.

In addition to his trial and arbitration work, Mitch has argued appeals in both state and federal appellate courts. He has also successfully handled the defense of several ADA cases, and has publicly spoken on and written about matters of interest to business and real estate owners.

Mitch is a tenacious advocate who pursues litigation in a courteous, highly professional manner. A great believer in preparation, he listens critically and prides himself on tailoring his work to the specific needs and expectations of the client. Before embarking on a litigation journey, Mitch helps clients weigh the costs/benefits of their options and to generally understand every step on the road to achieving a desired result.

Mitch is active in providing pro bono service to the community. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem of the Los Angeles County Municipal Court, as a landlord tenant mediator for the Unlawful Detainer Trial Courts of the Los Angeles County Municipal Court, and as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney Client Relations Section.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Micro UAS Committee charts bold new course for FAA treatment of smaller unmanned aircraft

Senate committee examines unmanned aircraft system safety, privacy concerns

And on that farm he had a drone: UAS deployment in precision agriculture

Small Business Committee holds hearing to explore commercial drone operations

FAA grants exemption for large crop-spraying unmanned aircraft

Section 333 at 200 days: Where are we now?

FAA settles trail-blazing drone case for $1,100

Blogs

Landlords and tenants: To Airbnb or not Airbnb, that is the question

Drone users to lawmakers: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’

Marketing real estate with drones: When can we take to the skies?

Publications

"Micro UAS Committee charts bold new course for FAA treatment of smaller unmanned aircraft";
April 6, 2016

"Landlords and tenants: To Airbnb or not Airbnb, that is the question";
The Ground Floor Blog, January 2016

"Drone users to lawmakers: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’";
The Ground Floor Blog, September 2015

"Marketing real estate with drones: When can we take to the skies?";
The Ground Floor Blog, August 2015

“How to handle a Robo Lawsuit”;
Interest.com, February 2011

“Smartphone Patent Fight ‘World War III’”;
ComputerWorld, February 2011

“Premises Liability for Crimes Outside the Business Premises: Uncertainty at the Courts”;
The Century City Lawyer, May 2004