Arsenio L. Mims concentrates on employment litigation, complex commercial litigation, and corporate internal investigations. He assists in all aspects of litigation proceedings, including case strategy, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiation, trial, and appeal.
Arsenio defends employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies across the United States in cases that allege employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as wage and hour disputes. Arsenio also represents clients in both the defense and prosecution of matters involving fraud and the False Claims Act, in addition to representing healthcare providers.
Arsenio has published numerous articles and serves as the Newsletter Editor for the Federal Civil Practice Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. In addition, Arsenio is an active member of the Federal Bar Association.
Prior to joining Dowd Bennett, Arsenio clerked for the Honorable Michael M. Mihm of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. He obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law where he was on the Dean’s List, graduated Order of Barristers, and became the first ever African-American Editor-In-Chief of any law journal at the University of Missouri School of Law. During his undergraduate tenure, Arsenio was a member and team captain of Western Illinois University’s NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Team. As a senior, Arsenio became one of 27 basketball players nationally to be named as a National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American.