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Richard Austin Mitchell, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1975, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1975, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1975, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1980.


Mitchell, Richard Austin was born on January 1, 1949 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Son of Richard W. and Wanda (Austin) Mitchell.


University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Arts, 1971). Albany Law School of Union University (Juris Doctor, 1974).


Worked at McCabe & Mack LLP. Admitted to the bar, 1975, New York, United States. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and United States.

Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit. 1980, United States. District Court, Northern District of New York. Member: Dutchess County (President, 1977-1978, Young Lawyers Section), New York State (Member: Committee on Public Relations, 1976-1984.

Bankruptcy Committee, 1984—. Business Law Section Executive Committee, 1988-1992. Federal Litigation Section) and American Bar Associations.

Federal Bar Council; American Bankruptcy Institute.


Board of directors American Heart Association, Poughkeepsie, since 1983, chairman, since 1990. Board directors Vassar-Warner Home, Poughkeepsie, since 1984, Area Fund of Dutchess County, since 1986, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 1987-1990. Past member Dutchess committee United Way, past attorney.

Member e xec. board Dutchess County county Boy Scout. American, since 1991. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (bankruptcy committee since 1984, Executive Committee business law section since 1988), Dutchess County Bar Association (president young lawyers 1976, chairman public relations committee 1988-1990), Federal Bar Council, Poughkeepsie Tennis Club (board directors 1976-1981), Amrita Club (Poughkeepsie).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, skiing, biking.


Married Susan H. Hoder, July 1, 1972. Children: Lindsay, Brian, Courtney.