Education

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2010
B.A., (magna cum laude) Psychology and History, Texas State University, 2005

 

Bar Admissions

•    State Bar of Texas

Ruth J. Mitchell

Biography

Ruth J. Mitchell focuses her practice on real estate, in both commercial and residential areas. Ruth’s experience includes real property acquisition, development, and disposition; office, industrial and retail leasing matters; home builder contractor disputes and workouts; buyer/seller contract disputes and workouts; mortgage lending and finance; transactional banking; real estate brokerage licensing; corporate and business law; secured transactions; and loan servicing litigation. 

Ruth is focused on meeting her clients’ business objectives and providing high quality work delivered efficiently. She combines professionalism and diligence to effectively communicate with her clients and actively participates in the decision-making and business process. 

Ruth has represented national multifamily and mixed-use real estate investors and developers, purchasers and sellers of shopping center, apartment, office and land development projects, institutional lenders, landlords and tenants, asset managers, and real estate advisors in the acquisition, sale, financing, development, management, leasing and operation of various types of real estate, including raw land, office, retail, industrial, multi-family, mixed-use and hotel properties.

Ruth started her practice in the real estate section of Higier, Allen & Lautin, P.C. in Dallas where she worked on commercial and residential real estate matters, including the acquisition of nine multifamily apartment properties with an aggregate value of $250 million. Before practicing law, Ruth worked in the corporate world of finance as a loan processor and team loan officer. Her business experience has allowed her to more thoroughly understand and easily relate to the needs of her clients.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Dallas Bar Association; Transition to Law Practice Program, Co-Chair 2017; Law Students Professionalism Program, Co-Chair 2016; Real Estate Section; Morris Harrell Professionalism Committee; Community Involvement Committee
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL); Leadership Class 2016
  • Attorneys Serving the Community; Silent Auction Committee Co-Chair 2016
  • DAYL Foundation; Fellow 
  • The Real Estate Council; Member 
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association; Member
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association; Member

Publications

"Real Estate Transactions:  Common Sense Tips for Success", published in August 2015, TYLA eNews, http://tyla.org

Events

Panelist, “Tips for Mentoring Millennial Women,” Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and Dallas Women Lawyers Association Mentoring Circle Kick-Off Luncheon (January 18, 2017)

Honors and Awards

  • Richard Mithoff Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
  • School of Law Scholarship
  • Graduate Portfolio Program in Dispute Resolution
  • Dean’s List
  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology 
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

Dallas Office

Ph (214) 706-4200
Fx (214) 706-4242
500 North Akard Street
Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75201

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