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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:

  • Actions for negligent security against property owners wherein the victims have been murdered or sexually assaulted
  • Civil rights violations
  • Medical malpractice claims

In criminal matters, he concentrates his practice on cases wherein the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution have been implicated.

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. 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.

Memberships

  • 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
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Life member)

Education

  • 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.

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Awards

  • 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