By Anna Rupani
Mitch’s dedication and contribution to DAYL in such a short time makes him this month’s One to Watch. Mitch moved to Texas from Missouri when he was younger, and even though he returned to Missouri to attend St. Louis University, he knew he would return back to Texas. And as luck would have it, Mitch returned to Texas (we are so lucky to have him back!) to obtain his law degree from Baylor law School. While litigation was not in Mitch’s mindset prior to attending law school, attending Baylor changed his outlook, and now he focuses on financial and securities fraud litigation as an Associate at Ryan Law Partners. He has had great success in this role, while working on lawsuits that have multi-million dollar stakes! Prior to this role, and right out of law school, Mitch clerked for the Honorable Amos L. Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. This role has made him passionate about working with the judiciary, so it should be no surprise that Mitch is active in the DAYL’s Judiciary Committee.
Even in the short time Mitch has been involved in DAYL, he has made a name for himself. If you know Mitch, this should come as no surprise. He is a selfless contributor and engages in giving back with his professional knowledge and time. Mitch used his legal knowledge to present a CLE regarding the FYRE festival fraud this past March, but also, he used his free time to dedicate countless hours giving back to others.
Mitch has always been willing and able to serve those who really need his help. This quality has been with him since he was younger. As his final Eagle Scout project, Mitch helped revitalize a common space for the Boys and Girls Club of Frisco. This was no easy feat, as Mitch had to raise money for the project, as well, build for this project. He was so successful, he was able to help a project for the next year’s Eagle Scout Class. This willingness to go above and beyond has led him to Co-Chair the Aid to Homeless Committee, which has already kicked off the year with two great projects – the homeless count and sandwich making at Life in Deep Ellum. But beyond that, Mitch is also apart of this years DAYL’s Leadership Class. Mitch has been helping as the Vice Chair to help coordinate a food fair benefitting Heart House Dallas as part of his Leadership Class Project.
When he’s not working, Mitch loves to brunch, hang out with his nephew, hike (he hiked 100 miles in one trip once!), make GoPro videos, and kick some butt with DAYL’s kickball team. DAYL is so lucky to have Mitch Garrett be a part of their team!