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Mitchell O. Driskell, III



  • Licensed to Practice in the State of Mississippi
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • All Mississippi State Courts


B.B.A., Baylor University, with honors 1997

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, cum laude, 2000

Mitchell Driskell is a litigator who counsels and represents clients in all areas of civil litigation.  Mitchell believes that early and continuous client communication are crucial to understanding his client’s goals and establishing a mutual understanding of how each case should be approached and resolved.  Mitchell is known for this client-centered approach, as well as his substantive knowledge of the law, accomplished courtroom advocacy skills, and decisive litigation strategies.  Mitchell focuses his practice on Civil Rights & Governmental Liability, Transportation, Insurance, and Domestic Relations & Family Law matters.  Mitchell authors a yearly update on Mississippi Tort Claims Act issues and regularly writes and presents on transportation, insurance, and family law issues.  He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and 10.0 Superb by AVVO.  He is a Mid-South SuperLawyer and a past Mississippi Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 recipient.  Mitchell’s reputation for ethical advocacy and client service is reflected by his appointment to the Ethics Committee of the Mississippi Bar Association.

Professional Affiliations

Lafayette County Bar Association

  • Executive Committee, 2009-2013
  • President, 2012-2013

The Mississippi Bar Association

  • Member, Child Advocacy Committee
  • Member, Ethics Committee, 2013-2016

The Mississippi Bar Association, Chairman, Summer School for Lawyers

    Committee, 2011, 2012, 2013

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors

Mississippi Law Journal

Phi Delta Phi

Tri-County Young Lawyers Association


Defending the Pro Se Civil Claim: The Fine Line Between the Leeway and Limits of Mississippi Law

2013 Mississippi Tort Claims Act Case Law Summary, Self-published

The Manufacturing Defect Based on Circumstantial Evidence, MDLA Quarterly, Spring 2011

Contributor to Parent's Right to Counsel in Termination of Parental Rights and Dependency Cases, University of Michigan Law School Child Advocacy Law Clinic

Frequent contributor to ALFA International Transportation Compendia

Frequent contributor to DCHB Family Law Blog