Mitchell moved to Dallas and began practicing law in 2003. Since that time, he has successfully worked both sides of the docket in personal injury, products liability, wrongful death, and water contamination cases. However, in 2010, Mitchell switched to exclusively fighting for plaintiffs. In addition to recovering many large awards and settlements for his clients’ damages, Mitchell was recognized as a Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist in 2013 by the American Association for Justice for his outstanding contribution to the public interest.
Prior to entering the law, Mitchell grew up on a cattle ranch in southern New Mexico before attending Principia College in Elsah, Illinois for his bachelor’s degree in history with honors (where he also played varsity football and rugby); University of New Mexico for his master’s degree in history with a focus on the American West; and Texas Tech University in Lubbock for his juris doctorate cum laude.
When away from the law, Mitchell and his wife Kim (a lawyer at Bracewell LLP) are busy raising their two teenage children, running the family’s agricultural business, and playing tennis. Mitchell has served the community by serving on the boards of the Texas Horse Park in Dallas; Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship in Dallas; Texas Stampede Rodeo in Dallas that benefitted the Children’s Medical Center; Swiss Avenue Historic District in Dallas; Joel & Frances McCrea Ranch Foundation in southern California; and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.