Mitchell A. Orpett has been a recognized leader in the legal community for more than 30 years, and a strong and effective advocate for his clients. With an unwavering focus on identifying solutions and achieving excellent results, Mr. Orpett is an accomplished veteran of the courtroom, the arbitration hearing, the mediation table and the executive boardroom. With values based on safeguarding clients’ interests and building lasting relationships, Mr. Orpett combines commitment, vision and inspiration to help his clients meet and exceed their goals. A recognized and published authority in reinsurance, insurance coverage and professional liability issues, Mr. Orpett has also developed an active practice in product and premises liability and in employment and other commercial litigation. A strong voice for the profession, Mr. Orpett has held leadership positions in a number of organizations, serving as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association, Chair of its Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and its Standing Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar and as a member of its Presidential Commission on the Unintended Consequences of the Billable Hour. He has been recognized for his legal work as an Illinois Super Lawyer™ and by the Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois.
An original founding member of the firm, Mr. Orpett has dedicated his career to the uncompromising service of his clients with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Believing, in the words of an anonymous author, that “It is our dreams and not ourselves that we should take seriously,” Mr. Orpett also draws inspiration from the words of another Chicagoan, Daniel Burnham, who counseled us to “Make no little plans – they have no magic to stir men’s blood. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.”