Biography

Approximately 20 years ago, Amy Mitchell moved to Sugar Land.  She thereafter worked to help make Sugar Land the wonderful place to live that it is today.  She is an attorney, small business owner, community activist and mom.

Her accomplishments include:

Legal:

  • Studied law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Attorney since 1986
  • Licensed in State of Texas and Washington, DC
  • Licensed in every United States District court in Texas
  • Has argued before Texas Court of Appeals and has made law in Texas
  • Defends people and companies being sued
  • Was hired by USAA to represent veterans and their families
  • Received highest AV ranking from judges and lawyers based on ethics, knowledge and experience
  • Appointed by the State Bar to serve on the Grievance Committee to oversee lawyers conduct in Texas
  • Was elected by Grievance Committee to be chair for unprecedented 2 year term
  • Has presented numerous legal courses on various topics, such as litigation, immigration, attorney client relationships
  • Advisory Board for Memorial Hermann Sugar Land
  • Member of American Inns of Court, Garland Chapter
  • Director of Legal Affairs – Women in Film and Television

Work

  • NAPW 2011 Woman of the Year
  • Small business owner in Richmond, Texas
  • Opened one of first female owned law firms in Fort Bend County, Mitchell & Duff, LLC
  • Has worked for major insurance carriers, mid sized and small law firms

Volunteer

  • Past President of Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Member since 1999
  • As President of the Sugar Land Exchange Club restructured donations to provide $10,000 each to Child Advocates and the Fort Bend Women’s Center for prevention of child abuse
  • As President of the Sugar Land Exchange Club helped enter into historic partnership with American Red Cross
  • As President of the Sugar Land Exchange Club reinstituted the Give a Vet a Flag to Wave program visiting our elderly veterans in assisted living facilities
  • Has fought for years to prevent child and domestic abuse
  • Has helped hand out over approximately 200,000 American flags to children during the last 10 years Has volunteered at Colony Bend Elementary to help teach children and take them on field trips
  • Integral member of the committee that successfully helped keep Colony Bend open
  • Has volunteered at First Colony Middle School, Clements and Bush High School for career day
  • Has biannually presented Academic Excellence awards and scholarship recognition at Clements High School
  • Class President – Sugar Land 101, Spokesman to City Council
  • Class President – Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy
  • Sugar Land Citizens Fire Academy
  • Community Assistance Support Team (CAST) volunteering for Sugar Land Police Department to help keep streets of Sugar Land safe
  • Volunteer for Sugar Land Fire Department installing smoke detectors in Sugar Land Residents homes
  • Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
  • Fort Bend Central Chamber Alliance Board of Directors
  • Past Vice President of Child Abuse Prevention for Gulf Coast District Exchange Club
  • Served on Board of ESCAPE Center
  • Charter Member of Lone Star Exchange Club
  • Past member of Sugar Land Rotary
  • Co-chaired Wine and Music for Literacy
  • Co-chaired Groovy Party for Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels Program
  • Co-chaired Santa’s Exchange helping to provide over 3200 underprivileged Fort Bend children toys for Christmas
  • Has supported Asians Against Domestic Abuse, American Red Cross, ARC, Child Advocates, Fort Bend Women’s Center, area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • During aftermath of Ike, she volunteered for Sugar Land to help clean streets, give out water, and provide information to residents of Sugar Land

Family

  • Her son William attended school in Fort Bend ISD and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas.
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