Experience & Background

Barred federally, as well as in Maryland and Washington, D.C., Mitchell stands as a beacon of light to the downtrodden and injured. Since 1991, he has handled criminal defense, workers’ compensation, and personal injury cases. He has handled 12 murder cases, tried 4, and has won them all. Mitchell’s handling of other criminal matters, from DUI offenses to major state and federal drug cases, are well-known. Additionally, he has won million-dollar verdicts in car crashes and medical malpractice cases. Despite these accomplishments, however, he is perhaps best known for his skill and tenacity in workers’ compensation claims. He is a regular speaker and presenter on the subject and, as last compiled, obtained 5 of the highest disability settlements/awards in Maryland.

He was previously the chairman of the Maryland State Task Force on Injured Workers Rehabilitation, is a Negligence and Workers’ Compensation Section member for MSBA, and is a member of the National Inns of Court. With the Maryland Association for Justice, Mitchell is on the Board of Governors, Chair of Workers’ Compensation Law Section, and is also the Editor of Trial Lawyer Magazine, where he has had an article published on Vocational Rehabilitation.

Mitchell is not only a legal warrior, but has also competed in martial arts throughout his life. He is also a national and world champion of Filipino stick fighting and, in 2018, he competed at the national championships for the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation, where he won four gold medals, one silver, and one bronze. There, he secured the honor to compete against the best in the world at the world championships in Hawaii.

Mitchell was the National Merit Semifinalist and Captain of the Swim Team at McDonogh School. He then graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in English Literature, where he was also the President of the Judo Club and held several positions with the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Afterward, he received his JD from the University of Baltimore. He has two sons.