Steven Mitby

  • Seiler Mitby, PLLC, 2700 Research Forest Drive, Suite 100 The Woodlands, Texas 77381
  • 281-419-7770
  • smitby@seilermitby.com
  • 281-419-7791

Steven Mitby

Partner

Steven Mitby represents companies and individuals in high stakes litigation in Texas and throughout the United States.  He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard, where he achieved the highest academic honors.  He was a partner at the nationally-recognized litigation boutique AZA for ten years. He has been lead counsel in major litigation matters in Texas, California, New York, Michigan, Delaware, and Georgia.

He has tried over twenty cases and specializes in winning at trial.  His persistence and trial-ready focus help clients win at trial and achieve outstanding settlements.

Mr. Mitby has been honored by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” a Texas “Super Lawyer,” a “Rising Star” of the Texas Bar, and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. All of these top distinctions are based on peer reviews within the legal community. The media have also recognized Mr. Mitby’s abilities. Mr. Mitby has been profiled multiple times in Texas Lawyer, which recently recognized him as an “excellent strategist” and previously named him “Appellate Lawyer of the Week.” Mr. Mitby has been featured in the Houston Chronicle, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and other national and Texas media.

Mr. Mitby has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.  He is a member of Texas Lawyer’s elite “Ten Million Dollar Club,” which is limited to the small number of trial advocates who have won verdicts of $10 million or more at trial.  Mr. Mitby’s $11.4 million jury verdict for F-1 Consulting, a Woodlands-based technology company, is the largest business disparagement award in Texas history.  This win was even more remarkable because the defendant had refused to offer any money in settlement and asserted numerous counterclaims (all of which resulted in no liability against Mr. Mitby’s client).

Mr. Mitby regularly represents companies in complex commercial and intellectual property disputes against the largest companies in the world. Mr. Mitby helped Versata, a Texas software company, win a $400 million verdict against SAP and preserve the award on appeal. Mr. Mitby also helped Versata achieve a major win against Equifax in a case that Equifax filed in Atlanta.

Mr. Mitby has successfully represented companies in the oil and gas, petrochemical, medical, software, and alternative energy industries.  He also represents individuals in probate contests involving large estates.

Mr. Mitby regularly comes in to assist other attorneys on the eve of trial.  In one recent case, Mr. Mitby tried a breach of contract case with less than one week’s notice.  He achieved a complete defense win for his client and recovered $750,000 in attorney’s fees.

Mr. Mitby is a leader in the Houston legal community. He is vice president of the Harvard Law School Association of Houston, was selected to be a member of the Texas Bar Foundation, serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law, and is a Master in the Garland Walker Inn of Court.  He is an active member of the Houston and Woodlands bar associations.