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I write this letter of recommendation in support of Dr. Stuart Mitchell’s nomination for the Distinguished Service Award.

I cannot think of a more deserving individual. I know Dr. Mitchell both on a professional level and as a friend. Dr. Mitchell is well known in the field of entomology and we are fortunate to have such an authority in Iowa. I became acquainted with Dr. Mitchell through our “first in the nation” bed bug lawsuit where hundreds of elderly and disabled residents of two HUD super structures were exposed to bed bugs for several years after failing to following the advice of their Pest Management Professional. Thanks to Dr. Mitchell’s efforts and expertise, our case became the first bed bug class action case in the entire United States to receive class action certification status.

I have been extremely impressed by the thoughtful analysis Dr. Mitchell set out in his expert report. I have practiced law since 1989 and also serve as a Magistrate judge in Polk County, Iowa. Dr. Mitchell’s work product is by far the most comprehensive I have seen. Dr. Mitchell’s efforts were instrumental in our continued success on this case.

I have also consulted with Dr. Mitchell on other matters. Both Dr. Mitchell and I travel throughout the United States for speaking engagements. I routinely hear other experts refer to Dr. Mitchell in their presentations and in conversation as an authority. There is not a more knowledgeable or respected professional in his field that possesses both his academic credentials and practical understanding.

What impresses me most is Dr. Mitchell’s patience and willingness to sit down with laypersons such as myself and break down very complex scientific topics into understandable terms. As an individual, Dr. Mitchell possesses the highest standards of integrity and character.

I recommend him highly.

Jeff Lipman

Attorney & Polk County, IA Magistrate

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