Mitchell Marinello

Law, Arbitration, Mediation at Novack & Macey LLP


Mitch is a trial lawyer with over 35 years of experience in handling business and professional disputes in the courts and through arbitration and mediation. He provides his clients with services ranging from skilled representation in court and arbitration to practical advice on how to comply with the law, improve business practices, or resolve a dispute at a reasonable cost.

For ten years, Mitch served as the Managing Partner of Novack and Macey, LLP.

Work History

Windels Marx Davies & Ives, N.Y., N.Y. (1980-1984); Levy & Erens, Chicago, (1985); Novack and Macey, LLP (1985 to present)


Mitch is a licensed member of the bar in Illinois and New York. He is admitted to practice in the Second and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Western District of Michigan.


The ADR website that Mitch edits was awarded the ABA’s Best Website for 2016. Mitch also has received the Most Valuable Volunteer Award from the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Mitch has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Mitch also has been chosen by his peers as a Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation each year since 2004.


Mitch has served as an arbitrator and mediator in a broad variety of commercial disputes including cases involving intellectual property related to pharmaceuticals, medical devices and various technologies and inventions. To date, he has served as an arbitrator in more than 225 business cases, frequently as the chair of three-person arbitration panels.

Mitch is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a long-time panelist with the American Arbitration Association where he serves on the Large and Complex Case Panel and the Employment Panel. Mitch is also a panelist for the AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”), the Chicago International Institute for Dispute Resolution, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Public and Employment Panels), the American Health Lawyers Association, and the National Futures Association. Mitch serves as mediator for the AAA and for CPR and also arbitrates and mediates cases privately.


Mitch is a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. He is the former Co-Chair of the ADR Committee, former member of the Book Publication Board, and current Editor of the ADR Website. Mitch also serves as a Board member and the Secretary of the Resolution Systems Institute, an organization dedicated to enhancing ADR systems in the courts. He is an Adjunct Professor at DePaul School of Law, where he teaches Commercial Arbitration. Mitch is a former Director and the Secretary of the International Advisory Group, an international association of law firms and accountants, a member of the Chicago Bar Association and past Chair of its Civil Practice Committee, and a former Director of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Mitch was appointed to the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and he is a member of the American Bar Foundation.


Recent ADR Presentations: Arbitration: Where Does It Belong and Not Belong, ABA GPSolo Conference, New York City, April 3, 2019 (panel discussion of recent federal legislative proposals that would limit the use of arbitration in the civil rights, consumer and employment areas); The Metes and Bounds of Arbitral Jurisdiction, ABA Webinar, March 28, 2019; Practical Differences Between Commercial Arbitration and Litigation, sponsored by the AAA and the CBA, June 20, 2018; Speaker/Facilitator, ABA ADR Training Institute, June, 2017 and 2016, Chicago, IL “Crossing the Line: New Developments in Arbitral Jurisdiction,” Webinar sponsored by the AAA on February, 2016, and April 30, 2015; and “The Use of ADR in Environmental Disputes,” sponsored by the CBA Environmental Law Committee, April 18, 2015.

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