UW-Law's Mitch makes headlines

This article first appeared on JSOnline of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a column by Jim Stingl, on April 1, 2010.

Madison - He's the only lawyer in Wisconsin with just one name. He's Mitch.

Not Mitch something, or something Mitch. Just Mitch.

Since 1997, Mitch is the man's legal name, even in the legal game.

"I'm on a first-name basis with everyone," he jokes, though he doesn't really think of Mitch as a first or last name.

"It's like a unisex T-shirt. It's not male or female. It's both at the same time," Mitch said. "If I say it's both my first and last, if I give in to that at all, I get a ton of mail addressing me as Mitch Mitch. It's horrible to me. It sounds like a stutter." 

For nearly two years, Mitch has been an instructor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. And he's the founder of Community Justice, a nonprofit law firm in Madison that provides legal representation to low-income people on housing, family, employment and other issues...for the full article click here.

Submitted by Erin Syth on April 7, 2010

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