Even though there are many people who are forgotten by the legal system, Mitchell Rice gives them a voice and works to find them justice. “I feel like I’m making the most difference when I take an injured client’s denied case and turn it into a success story,” Mitch says. Despite the professional accolades, Mitch is driven by something much more important. Mitch Rice’s success is measured by helping clients who would have otherwise been ignored by the system.
Previous to law school, Mitch handled personal injury claims as an insurance adjuster. Mitch was disappointed to see how poorly insurance companies treated people, and how they were more concerned with saving money. Mitch left the insurance company and entered law school. He wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Mitch’s talent for law was first recognized by retired judge and WSU professor Fred Benson who encouraged Mitch to follow the legal path. Mitch received his Juris Doctorate in 2002 from Washburn University, and then began his career as a professional attorney who helped the injured.
Thanks to his experience as an insurance adjuster, Mitch Rice knows how to counteract the tricks of insurance companies and protect his clients.
It was 10 years after becoming an attorney that Mitch met Scott Mann. Both men were from Hutchinson and both shared a unified vision for practicing law. Mitch soon joined Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley where he was able to pursue his passions: “If someone needs help, we help,” Mitch says. “It isn’t about the money.”
Out of all the cases that have a special place in Mitch’s heart, the cases that involve children stand out the most. There was the tragic instance of a 2-year-old girl falling from a horse and suffering serious injuries. No one would take her case and defend her rights. Her family came to Mitch asking for help, and that’s exactly what he did. Like he’s done countless times during his career, Mitch turned a denied case into a success story. The girl recovered, received compensation, and Mitch became a life-long friend of the family. Every client is important to Mitch, and each is treated with humanity and respect. He gives his clients his full attention and time. Each client has Mitch’s personal cell number, and he always keeps the lines of communication open. If you’ve been in an accident, contact Mitch Rice at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley for Lawrence & Manhattan. He’d love to hear your case and find you justice.