Mitch Marinello is a trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience in handling business and professional disputes in the courts and through arbitration and mediation. To date, he has served as an arbitrator in more than 225 business cases and frequently serves as the chair of three-person arbitration panels.  He is also an accomplished and experienced mediator.

Mitch provides his clients with services ranging from skilled representation in court to practical advice on how to comply with the law, improve business practices or resolve a dispute quickly at a reasonable cost.

Mitch’s arbitration and mediation cases include both national and international business disputes and involve clients across industry sectors including manufacturing and innovation, health care and life sciences, construction, financial services and banking, transportation, consumer products and services, media and entertainment, and technology and telecommunications.

An adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law, Mitch teaches a course on commercial arbitration. Known for his extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Mitch also serves as a director of the Resolution Systems Institute (RSI), an organization dedicated to enhancing ADR systems in the courts. He is a fellow and former board member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and has been appointed to the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is a long-time panelist with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) where he serves on the Large and Complex Case and Employment Panels, and mediates cases privately for both the AAA and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). Further, Mitch has dedicated to showcasing his ADR work.

A frequent author and speaker, Mitch is often called upon by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) for his deep experience in civil practice.


Mitch joined Armstrong Teasdale from Novack and Macey in 2023. He served as Managing Partner of Novack and Macey for 10 years and was chair of the firm’s Arbitration and Mediation practice group. 

Prior to that, Mitch was an associate at law firms in Chicago and New York City.


  • New York University School of Law  (J.D., 1980)
    • Moot Court Board (Senior Writing Editor)
  • Wesleyan University  (B.A., magna cum laude and with honors, 1976)
  • Thomas J. Watson Foundation  (Fellow, 1977)
  • Northwestern University School of Professional Studies  (2014)
    • Mediation Training (40-hour program)


  • Illinois
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Professional Activities

  • Integrated Advisory Group (IAG) International (IAG Management Committee, Board of Directors and Secretary,2015-2020)
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section (Former Co-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2017-2020; ADR Website Editor, 2012-present) 
  • Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter (Former Director)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee (Past Chair)
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow, Director (2016-2021), Co-Chair Social Media Committee (2022-present), former Co-Chair Outreach Committee.
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) (Panelist and Mediator)
  • Chicago International Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Commercial and Employment Panels)
  • National Futures Association panelist
  • DePaul University College of Law (Adjunct Professor)
  • Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals American Arbitration Association (Large and Complex Case and Employment Panels).

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Foundation
  • Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) (Director and Secretary) 
  • Bauer Foundation (Director)


  • Illinois Super Lawyers® (2005-present), Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois (2021-present)
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Commercial Litigation (2004-present)
  • American Bar Association's Best Website, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2016), Most Valuable Committee ADR (2021)
  • Exceptional Volunteer Recognition, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)
Contact Us
  • Worldwide
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • London, England
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Orange County, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wilmington, DE
abstract image of world map
Boston, MA
800 Boylston St.
30th Floor
Boston, MA 02199
Google Maps
Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago, IL
100 North Riverside Plaza
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606-1520
Google Maps
Chicago, Illinois
Denver, CO
4643 S. Ulster St.
Suite 800
Denver, CO 80237
Google Maps
Denver, Colorado
Dublin, Ireland
Fitzwilliam Hall, Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2, Ireland
Google Maps
Edwardsville, IL
115 N. Second St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Google Maps
Edwardsville, Illinois
Jefferson City, MO
101 E. High St.
First Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Google Maps
Jefferson City, Missouri
Kansas City, MO
2345 Grand Blvd.
Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64108
Google Maps
Kansas City, Missouri
Las Vegas, NV
7160 Rafael Rivera Way
Suite 320
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Google Maps
Las Vegas, Nevada
London, England
Royal College of Surgeons of England
38-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE
Google Maps
Miami, FL
355 Alhambra Circle
Suite 1200
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Google Maps
Photo of Miami, Florida
New York, NY
7 Times Square, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Google Maps
New York City skyline
Orange County, CA
19800 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92612
Google Maps
Philadelphia, PA
2005 Market Street
29th Floor, One Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Google Maps
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Princeton, NJ
100 Overlook Center
Second Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
Google Maps
Princeton, New Jersey
Salt Lake City, UT
222 South Main St.
Suite 1830
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Google Maps
Salt Lake City, Utah
St. Louis, MO
7700 Forsyth Blvd.
Suite 1800
St. Louis, MO 63105
Google Maps
St. Louis, Missouri
Washington, D.C.
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
Google Maps
Photo of Washington, D.C. with the Capitol in the foreground and Washington Monument in the background.
Wilmington, DE
1007 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Google Maps
Wilmington, Delaware