Mitchell Turbenson


Mitchell Turbenson is a litigator whose practice focuses on white collar defense, complex civil litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

In his white collar practice, Mitch has assisted in guiding clients through all stages of civil, criminal, and regulatory proceedings, from responding to government investigations and conducting internal investigations, to negotiating with government representatives, and litigating any resulting claims or charges. Mitch has experience successfully representing clients in investigations and actions initiated by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Arizona Attorney General. Mitch has also been part of investigation teams hired by government entities on behalf of taxpayers.



Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended an international cultural institution in a trademark action and obtained attorneys’ fees from the plaintiff
  • Represented software companies in protecting their trade secrets from rival companies and former employees
  • Resolved an investigation and action against a former public servant by the Arizona Attorney General with all charges dismissed
  • Argued and obtained reversal of trial court rulings before state and federal courts of appeal

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Michael Daly Hawkins, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2017-2018

Hon. James A. Teilborg, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2016-2017

Board Memberships & Community Service

Phoenix Conservatory of Music, 2019-present

Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, 2019-present


"Negative Implications of State Law Entrenchment in Federal Courts," 57 Ariz. L. Rev. 849, 2015



The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2016)
Order of the Coif
Senior Managing Editor, Arizona Law Review
Recipient, CALI Award for Legal Profession and Ethics

The University of Arizona (B.A., B.M., magna cum laude, 2012)



U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit