Maurice Mitchell dies at 85 | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Maurice Mitchell dies at 85

Posted By on Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 4:33 PM


The law firm of Mitchell, Willliams, Gates, Selig and Woodyard has announced the death today of one of the firm's original partners, H. Maurice Mitchell. He was 85. It was a pleasure to know him. Full biography here.

UPDATE: Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ruebel Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.


Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. regrets to announce the passing of one of its original partners and founders, H. Maurice Mitchell. Mitchell died peacefully this morning after an extended illness. He was 85 years old.

“Mr. Mitchell was one of the great Arkansas lawyers of our time who worked to cultivate a better state for all of its citizens,” said Mitchell Williams Managing Director Harry Hamlin. “Moreover, he was a father figure, friend and mentor to many of us and took an absolute delight in pursuing his passions with respect to business, politics, and philanthropy. Maurice was a great man, an exceptional attorney and someone who meant a great deal to everyone at Mitchell Williams. We shall proudly carry on his legacy of excellence, commitment and caring, and extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Mitchell family.”

We will provide an update on memorial service details as soon as they are available. For a full background on Mr. Mitchell's legacy, visit


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