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Attorney Phillip J. Mitchell, Jr.

Founding Attorney and Partner

ATTORNEY PHILLIP J. MITCHELL, JR.Phillip J. Mitchell, Jr. is the founder and an equity partner in Mitchell & West, LLC. Mr. Mitchell is an aggressive lawyer who devotes himself to the fight for justice while maintaining the highest ethical standards of professionalism. To date, Mr. Mitchell has tried over forty cases to conclusion.

Types of Cases He Handles

He 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:

  • In criminal matters, he concentrates his practice on cases wherein the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution has been implicated.
  • Actions for negligent security against property owners wherein the victims have been murdered or sexually assaulted
  • Rated by Super Lawyers: Rising Stars Premises liability claims
  • Trucking litigation
  • Civil rights violations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Product liability claims
  • Wrongful death claims

Background and Experience

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.

Awards and Recognition

His law firm has been awarded the designation of Super Lawyers and been named to the Million Dollar Advocate Forum.

Community Service

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. Reindeer 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.


  • American Association of Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Life member)


  • Northwestern State University (1995)
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Florida Coastal School of Law (2000)
    • Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Florida
  • State Bar of Louisiana

Mr. Mitchell actively practices in several State and Federal Courts in Florida and Louisiana.

Featured cover story with hola Latinos

Photo of attorney Mitchell featured on Hola Latino magazine

Learn From Those Has Has Represented

5 / 5 stars
My husband was in a very difficult situation with an old criminal case and Mr. Mitchell was able to vacate those cases that wore over 10 years old and through the whole process Mr. Mitchell always kept us updated and explained to us the entire situation a step at a time. He not only gave us hope, but he won the cases. Mr. Mitchell is a man with a heart of gold that will fight for you and treat you like family. There might be many lawyers in Miami but there is only one that will truly work hard to win your case. He is very knowledgeable and aggressive in fighting for you. He has gone far and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend him to everyone and I will be forever grateful for everything he did to keep my family together.

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  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates
  • Super Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • National Academy of Family Law Lawyers