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Mitzi S. Mayfield, Partner

Mitzi S. Mayfield Partner

vCard 806-468-3208
mmayfield@rineymayfield.com

Mitzi S. Mayfield is a Martindale-Hubbell featured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer

Biography

Mitzi Mayfield has practiced Civil Trial Law for 23 years. She regularly represents clients in general civil litigation, trucking and automobile litigation, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, premises liability and products liability litigation. Ms. Mayfield also practices in the areas of oil and gas litigation and business litigation and has defended clients against intentional tort claims of libel and slander. Additionally, she has handled matters involving medical committee and medical peer review committee privileges and represented physicians, pharmacists and licensed counselors in matters pending before their Texas State Boards.

Ms. Mayfield has been named a "Texas Super Lawyer" (Thomson Reuters) in Texas Monthly for the last 6 years, AV® Rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell (LexisNexis) and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She has also been honored with inclusion into the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers in 2013. Mitzi lectures frequently to lawyers, adjusters and risk management personnel at continuing education seminars and has served as a chairman for continuing education seminars for both the State Bar of Texas and Texas Association of Defense Counsel. She is currently on the Board of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and active in the Defense Research Institute. Mitzi currently serves as President for the Amarillo Area Bar Foundation 2013-2015 and served as a Director 2011-2013. She also served as a Director for Amarillo Area Bar Association. Ms. Mayfield is very active in local and state bar activities and is currently a board member of Family Support Services of Amarillo.

Mitzi practiced 13 years in Dallas before moving to Amarillo in 2004. Mitzi and her husband Todd have three children, Claudia, Ellen and Rollins. Her hobbies include traveling, tennis and cooking.

Experience

  • Defense verdict for an obstetrician in a wrongful death claim relating to the care and treatment of a mother and infant
  • Defense verdict for a family practitioner in a wrongful death case involving the death of an elderly female
  • Defense verdict for a pediatric surgeon in a medical malpractice case involving the loss of a limb
  • Defense verdicts in multiple premises liability cases
  • Defense verdicts in multiple motor vehicle accident cases
  • Participated in defense verdicts of cardiovascular surgeon in three cases alleging wrongful death and negligence
  • Obtained summary judgment for a fire protection equipment supplier against a personal injury claim related to an elevator accident
  • Participated in nonsuit of anesthesiologist after one week of trial in wrongful death action
  • Participated in defense verdict for family practice physician
  • Represented hospitals and medical staff in medical peer review matters
  • Represented various agricultural cooperatives against claims involving personal injury, trucking accidents, and wrongful death
  • Represented apartment complex owner and apartment management company against claims involving carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Represented manufacturer of dairy equipment in a case involving products liability and contract disputes
  • Obtained dismissal for oilfield drilling company in a personal injury case involving an electrocution
  • Obtained dismissal for independent contractor of lease operator of a drilling rig in personal injury claim
  • Obtained dismissal for a cardiologist and a medical professional association in a case involving a patient’s claim for medical negligence
  • Represented psychiatric care facility against wrongful death claims in medical malpractice cases
  • Represented independent surgery center in a medical malpractice wrongful death claim related to a heart attack
  • Represented beneficiaries in a probate action involving mismanagement and abuse of fiduciary responsibility by an executor
  • Represented oilfield drilling company against personal injury claims related to an oilfield explosion
  • Represented multiple trucking companies against personal injury and wrongful death claims related to tractor-trailer accidents
  • Represented one-call notification center against personal injury and wrongful death claims involving an oilfield explosion
  • Represented recreational vehicle campground developer against breach of contract claims
  • Represented dude ranch in a personal injury case involving a fall from a horse
  • Represented physician in a negligence and products liability case involving an anesthesia breathing unit
  • Participated in the defense of an oil and natural gas company involving wrongful death claims by the family of a volunteer firefighter
  • Represented oil and natural gas exploration and production company in case involving breach of operating agreement
  • Represented hospital in a medical malpractice claim related to the administration of incorrect drug
  • Represented welding equipment and supply company involving a vehicle fire
  • Represented engineering firm in action involving the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District
  • Represented nursing homes in cases involving personal injury and wrongful death
  • Represented engineer in connection with an engineering contract dispute
  • Represented a building supply company against claims involving property damage and personal injuries resulting from a tractor-trailer accident
  • Successfully represented numerous physicians and healthcare providers before the Texas Medical Board
  • Represented an oilfield drilling company in a claim involving carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Represented manufacturer of cattle feed in case involving death of livestock

Affiliations & Honors

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Amarillo Area Bar Association, Director, Executive Committee
  • Amarillo Area Bar Foundation, President, 2014-2015
  • Amarillo Area Women's Bar Association
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Secretary/Treasurer 2015
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Board Member 2013-2015
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Named Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly, 2009-2014
  • Invited Speaker, Naturalization Ceremony, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division

Speeches & Publications

“Damages Overview - Maximizing and Minimizing Damages”
Co-Author/Speaker - Defense Perspective

“Damages: Can I Give the Plaintiff More Than He Asked For?”

Co-Author/Speaker - Defense Perspective

“Injuries and Damages"
Author/Speaker - Defense ”

“Maximizing and Minimizing Damages: The Defense Perspective”
Co-Author/Speaker

“Medical Malpractice Evidence and Discovery Issues”
Author/Speaker

“Continuing Developments in the Law of Voir Dire”
Co-Author/Speaker

“The Law of Voir Dire - Making or Breaking Your Case”
Co-Author/Speaker

“The Selection, Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses”
Co-Author/Speaker

“Sellers' Get a Free Ride: Statutory Indemnity for Products Liability in Texas” Author/Speaker

“Preventing Lawsuits Through Effective Communication”
Author/Speaker

“The Current State of Medical Liens in Texas”
Author/Speaker

“Recent Significant Texas Cases and Significant Law Changes in Texas”
Author/Speaker

Naturalization Ceremony, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division

Co-Author/Speaker: “Confidentiality & Protective Orders in Business Litigation,” State Bar of Texas, 40th Advanced Civil Trial Course, San Antonio, Texas (July 20-21, 2017); Dallas, Texas (August 17-18, 2017)

Course Director – 2017 Advanced Evidence & Discovery, San Antonio, Texas, sponsored by State Bar of Texas (May 18-19, 2017)

Author/Speaker: “Issues Involving Electronic Medical Records,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Medical Torts 2017, San Antonio, Texas (March 9-10, 2017)

Author/Speaker: “Minimizing Damages,” State Bar of Texas, Prosecuting & Defending Truck and Auto Collision Cases 2016, Houston, Texas (November 17-18, 2016)

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