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Richard C. Mitchell - Atlanta, GA

881 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309

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Updated: 12/06/2022

Atlanta Personal Injury and Wrongful Death – Plaintiff Lawyer


Richard C. Mitchell is a partner with Mitchell & Shapiro LLP. He concentrates on personal injury matters, including medical malpractice, trucking and auto wrecks, and aviation crashes. In December of 2003 and 2014, he was voted by his peers in Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” in the personal injury area. From 2003-2022 the readers of Atlanta Magazine voted him a “Georgia Super Lawyer” in personal injury litigation...

About Richard C. Mitchell

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death – Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home – Plaintiff
  • Aviation, Trucking, and Products Liability Litigation – Plaintiff
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury – Plaintiff


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1981
  • District of Columbia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia (Member Aviation (Chairman 1988), Litigation and Products Liability Sections)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section)
  • American Association for Justice (Member- Leadership Forum, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability & Aviation Sections)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Member,1997 – Present; 2000 – 2003, Co-Chairman Professional Liability Committee)
  • American Arbitration Association (Former Member, Panel of Commercial Arbitrators)


  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, 1981
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    B.A. With Highest Distinction - 1978
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    Major: American Government

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Epsilon Pi

Past Positions

  • Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Associate/Partner, 1982 - 1997
  • Hon. Newell Edenfield, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Law Clerk, 1981
  • Hon. Orinda Evans, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Law Clerk, 1981 - 1982

Pro Bono Activities

  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Foundation, 1982 - Present, Board Member 2013 - 2016
  • Anti-Defamation League Southeastern Region, 1986 – 1997, Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors, Our House, Inc., Children’s Day Shelter, 1994 - 1996
  • American Jewish Committee Southeastern Region, 1996 – 2000, Board of Directors
  • Cool Girls, Inc., 1999 – 2001, Board of Directors
  • The Paideia School, 1999 – 2005, Board of Directors
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Care, organization to provide free legal assistance to families of victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks, 2001 - 2003
  • Volunteer, One Child, One Lawyer program, 2006 - 2010
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society Advisory Board, 2018 - 2019
  • Georgia Innocence Project Board of Directors, 2019 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Jurisdictional Issues in Aviation Cases, Aviation Law Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 1988
  • Claims for Psychic Injuries and Property Damage, Proof of Damages Seminar, April and September 1989, Georgia State University Center for Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • Evidentiary Issues in Products Liability Litigation, Product Liability Institute, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 1990
  • Discovery Issues in Complex Coverage Cases, Seminar on Insurance Excess and Reinsurance Coverage Disputes, Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY, 1991
  • Spoliation of Evidence, Aviation Law Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 12/01/ 1994
  • Sharpening Your Deposition Strategy, Professional Education Systems, 11/19/1999
  • Program Chair, Issues in Professional Negligence Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
  • Program Chair, Issues in Professional Negligence Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Personal Injury Settlements in Georgia, National Business Institute (NBI), 01/23/2002
  • The Apology Statute in Medical Malpractice Claims, Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, April 16, 2009
  • Known Complications and Other Defenses, Medical Malpractice Seminar, 02/17/2017
  • Presentation of Damages Evidence, Session Co-chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, 04/28/2017


Other Sources of Feedback About Richard C. Mitchell

Included on the 2024 Georgia list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Georgia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Richard C. Mitchell on Super Lawyers


  • Georgia Trend’s 2022 Legal Elite
  • Named a Top Attorney in Georgia, Atlanta Magazine, 2019 - Present
  • Named an Attorney to Watch by Atlanta Attorney At Law Magazine, 2018 - Present
  • Voted a “Georgia Super Lawyer” in personal injury litigation by the readers of Atlanta Magazine, 2003-2022
  • Named a Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law in the September 2013 issue of The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine
  • Named a Top Rated Lawyer in personal injury by Georgia's Legal Leaders, 2013 - Present
  • Abe Schwartz Young Leadership Award, Atlanta Jewish Federation, 1990 - Present
  • Leadership Atlanta Class of 1995-96
  • Named one of Georgia’s Legal Elite for personal injury law, Georgia Trend magazine, 2003, 2014
  • Named to Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers 2011
  • Superb AVVO Rating
  • AV rating Martindale Hubbell
  • Named One of Ten Outstanding Young Atlantans, 1987

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Office Information


881 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309


  • 404-812-4740 (Fax)

Accepts Credit Cards




  • It is 'Products Liability', Right?, 38 For the Defense 10, October, 1996
  • Responding to an Appeal and Voluntary Dismissal (Co-author), Lawyers Cooperative Federal Practice Guide, Federal Appellate Procedure, Eleventh Circuit, Volume 1, June, 1996
  • A Practical Guide To Ergonomics (Co-author), Federal Publications, Inc., October, 1993
  • Products Liability: Think and Act Defensively, Homecare, October, 1991
  • Products Liability: The Best Offense Is a Good Defense, Homecare, September, 1991
  • Using Government Investigative Reports in Product Liability Litigation, 18 Product Safety & Liability Reporter 48, November 30, 1990

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