Phillip J. Mitchell, Jr. is the founder and an equity partner in the law firm of Mitchell & West, LLC. Mr. Mitchell represents parties in civil and criminal matters. In civil matters he concentrates his practice on civil litigation, primarily handling plaintiff’s claims including, but not limited to, actions for negligent security against property owners wherein the victims have been murdered or sexually assaulted, civil rights violations and medical malpractice claims. In criminal matters he concentrates his practice on cases wherein the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution have been implicated.
Mr. Mitchell is licensed in Florida and Louisiana and actively practices in several State and Federal Courts in the states of Florida and Louisiana. He is a member of the American Association of Justice, Florida Justice Association, Miami-Dade Justice Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Louisiana Association for Justice, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Coral Gables Bar Association and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (The Top Trial Lawyers in America).
Prior to founding Mitchell & West, L.L.C., Mr. Mitchell was an Assistant Public Defender for the Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office for over three years and an Associate Attorney at Marlow, Connell, Valerius, Abrams, Adler, Newman and Lewis. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Northwestern State University (1995) and his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law (2000).
To date, Mr. Mitchell has tried over forty cases to conclusion. His law firm has been awarded the designation of Super Lawyers and been named to the Million Dollar Advocate Forum. He is an aggressive lawyer who devotes himself to the fight for justice while maintaining the highest ethical standards of professionalism.
Mr. Mitchell is active and generous with his time within the local community. He strongly believes in leadership and community services. He has demonstrated his beliefs by establishing a yearly charitable event, the Mitchell & West, L.L.C. Holiday Family Fun Day 5K Race which occurs on the first Saturday in the month of December of each year. Additionally he has served on a number of boards within the City of Coral Gables, which includes the Economic Development Board and the Emergency Management Board. Lastly, Mr. Mitchell is a Master Mason and past president of the Theta Mu Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.