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Overview

Mitchell believes that law is practiced in the courtroom, not behind a desk.  After over 20 years of practice in the courtrooms of Mississippi, Mitchell knows the decision-makers, has developed professional relationships across the state, and can counsel you on your best options to deal with your legal issues.  Mitchell practices criminal law, family law, and all areas of civil litigation.  In his criminal law practice, Mitchell represents more felony-charged clients than anyone else in Lafayette County and regularly obtains dismissals and non-adjudications in all local courts.  In his family law practice, Mitchell enjoys representing clients who put their children first in all family disputes and refuses to represent clients who want to use their children as pawns in a legal game.  In his civil law practice, Mitchell focuses on Civil Rights & Governmental Liability, but he has handled all kinds of civil cases in his career of over twenty years.    

An Eagle Scout, Mitchell has continued achieving honors in his professional life.  He is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and 10.0 Superb by AVVO.  He is a Mid-South Super Lawyer and a past Mississippi Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 recipient.  

Professional Affiliations

  • Lafayette County Bar Association
    • Executive Committee, 2009 – 2013
    • President, 2012 – 2013
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Tri-County Young Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
    • Child Advocacy Committee Member
    • Ethics Committee Member, 2013 – 2016
    • Professionalism Committee, 2017 – 2019

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Insurance and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants,  2016 – Present
  • Mississippi Bar Association Certified Guardian Ad Litem, 2011 – Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2011 – 2017
  • Mississippi Bar Association Leadership Forum 2011

Honors & Awards Announcements

Publications

  • 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
  • ALFA International Transportation Compendia Contributor
  • Weekly Column, “The Local Lawyer,” The Local Voice, Oxford, Mississippi
  • Getting to Know Gebser: Title IX Private Causes of Action, MDLA Quarterly, Summer 2016
  • Required Response: Title IX’s New Sexual Harassment Investigation and Adjudication Process, MDLA Quarterly, Winter 2020

Notable Cases

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Reported Cases

  • Williams v. City of Booneville, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69423 (N.D. Miss. June 28, 2011)
  • Agnew v. City of Booneville, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93602 (N.D. Miss. Sept. 8, 2010)
  • Richard v. Supervalu, Inc., 974 So. 2d 944 (Miss. Ct. App. 2008)
  • Lawrence v. Wright, 2004 Miss. App. LEXIS 848 (Miss. Ct. App. 2004)
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