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Metairie  LA  70001

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Jeffrey Mitchell









BACKGROUND


Mr. Mitchell was born in Mobile, Alabama on April 7, 1963. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He attended Louisiana State University, The Paul M. Hebert, School of Law (pictured above) from which he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1989.


During law school, Mr. Mitchell was awarded the Outstanding Oral Advocate award by Mr. F. Lee Bailey during the F. Lee Bailey National Moot Court Competition. Mr. Mitchell's team placed second in the country. Mr. Mitchell was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was a finalist in the school's Flory Trial competition.


BAR ADMISSIONS


Mr. Mitchell is admitted to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court, and all Louisiana State District and Appellate Courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Mitchell is also admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Mitchell has been admitted pro hac vice (on a temporary, case by case basis) in Mississippi and Alabama.


AREAS OF PRACTICE


Mr. Mitchell has focused his practice primarily in the area of Medical Malpractice. Mr Mitchell is one of approximately 12 lawyers in Louisiana to be Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Cases by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.  


Mr Mitchell also practices in the areas of Automobile Accidents, Products Liability, Premises Liability and Maritime Law.


AWARDS AND HONORS


Mr. Mitchell has been selected as a National Finalist of the Lawdragon's annual guide to the Leading Lawyers in America.  Approximately 3,000 lawyers are awarded the status of National Finalist each year out of the 1.1 million U.S. lawyers.  Lawdragon selected the National Finalists (also known as the Lawdragon 3000) from more than 25,000 nominees who were identified through independent research and online submissions, then selected through an intensive three-month peer review, client evaluation and editorial process. 


Mr. Mitchell is also the recipient of the  prestigous Leadership in Law award for 2010.  This award is given to the Top 50 attorneys in New Orleans as judged by a panel of professionals at New Orleans City Business Magazine.  Mr. Mitchell was one of the first 12 attorneys in Louisiana to become Board Certified in Medical Malpractice cases by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.  Mr. Mitchell was also named to the American Trial Lawyers Top 100 trial lawyers from 2007-2010. In December 2009, Mr. Mitchell was named as one of  the Top Lawyers in Medical Malpractice by New Orleans Magazine.


POSITIONS HELD


Mr. Mitchell was the Co-Founder and Equity Partner/Co-Owner of the law firms of Phillips & Mitchell, The Cochran Firm New Orleans, and The Cochran Firm Jackson. Mr. Mitchell is currently the founding partner of The Cochran Firm, Metairie and a Co-Founding partner in Cochran-Latino, The Sanchez Firm. Mr. Mitchell is the Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section for The Cochran Firm, U.S.A. and is also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Firm. Mr. Mitchell was also the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Mitchell also is currently one of the ten members of the Executive Committee for the Louisiana Association for Justice.


ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS


 Mr. Mitchell is a member of the Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations. Mr. Mitchell enjoys a position as

License
  • Bar Number: License to Practice
    Louisiana , 1989
Education
  • Louisiana State University
    B.S. , 1985
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Louisiana State University -The Paul M. Hebert School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1989
    Baton Rouge, LA

    During law school, Mr. Mitchell was awarded the Outstanding Oral Advocate award by Mr. F. Lee Bailey during the F. Lee Bailey National Moot Court Competition. Mr. Mitchell's team placed second in the country. Mr. Mitchell was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was a finalist in the school's Flory Trial competition

  • Louisiana State University
    B.S. , 1985
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Louisiana State University -The Paul M. Hebert School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1989
    Baton Rouge, LA

    During law school, Mr. Mitchell was awarded the Outstanding Oral Advocate award by Mr. F. Lee Bailey during the F. Lee Bailey National Moot Court Competition. Mr. Mitchell's team placed second in the country. Mr. Mitchell was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was a finalist in the school's Flory Trial competition

Deborah Lavender

Born in Dhahran in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia April 23, 1953. Graduated from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1975 with a cum laude degree in English and a minor in journalism. Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans J.D. degree 1985. Won Client Counseling Competition, along with partner, and was first oralist in moot court competition. During law school, worked at the New Orleans District Attorney's office.


Bar Admissions:


Ms. Lavender is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court and all State Courts. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of.


Areas of practice:


• Medical Malpractice


Organizations and Affiliations


• State Bar Association


• New Orleans Bar Association


• Association for Justice


• Past Member of American Bar Association


Positions Held


Past Chairman of Medical Malpractice section of The Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Lavender is also a frequent lecturer on medical malpractice topics to attorneys and paralegals

Articles Written

Louisiana Medical Malpractice: The Medical Review Panel

Created On: 10/26/2011

Patients who are injured by a doctors' (or other medical professional) negligence can file a lawsuit in Louisiana state court, but first the case must be decided by the medical review panel.

Louisiana's Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

Created On: 10/25/2011

Learn about the time limit within which patients have to bring a lawsuit against a doctor, nurse or hospital for medical malpractice in Louisiana.

A Guide to Medical Malpractice Law in Louisiana

Created On: 02/18/2011

In 1975, Louisiana passed a comprehensive and sweeping law on medical malpractice. Louisiana medical malpractice claims are divided into two categories: (i) claims against private healthcare providers...

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