Arsenio L. Mims is an associate attorney at Dowd Bennett LLP wherein he concentrates on medical malpractice defense, products liability defense, corporate internal investigations, and representing clients in both the defense and prosecution of matters involving fraud and the False Claims Act.
Arsenio also defends clients in multi-district litigation proceedings across the United States, and assists in all aspects of litigation proceedings, including case strategy, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, trial, and appeal.
Arsenio has published numerous articles and serves as the Secretary for the Federal Civil Practice Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. In addition, Arsenio is an active member of the American Bar Association, wherein he currently serves as a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Committee.
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.