Claire K. Mitchell is a litigation associate in the firm’s Santa Barbara office. Ms. Mitchell has experience representing individuals and companies through all stages of complex litigation, including as lead trial counsel. Most recently, she has focused on business and trusts and estates litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving breach of contract, fraud, elder abuse, employment disputes, and real property. She also has experience litigating entertainment industry and intellectual property matters, as well as class actions. In addition, Ms. Mitchell maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on civil rights and immigration, through which she has partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. She regularly provides pro bono legal services on behalf of the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara, serves on the Santa Barbara County Bar Association’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force, and volunteers with the Santa Barbara Food Bank and Girls, Inc.
Prior to joining Rimon, Ms. Mitchell was a Litigation Associate at Fell, Marking, Abkin, Granet & Raney LLP and at O’Melveny and Myers LLP, where she represented entertainment industry clients, including Twentieth Century Fox Film. During law school, Ms. Mitchell interned at the Office of the Public Defender and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and served as a research assistant to several professors.