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Richard C. Mitchell

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   19 reviews

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Richard C. Mitchell is a partner with Mitchell & Shapiro LLP. He concentrates on personal injury matters, including medical malpractice, product liability, and aviation accidents. In 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 2005 through 2015 the readers of Atlanta Magazine voted him a “Georgia Super Lawyer” in personal injury litigation. He is regarded as one of the most experienced personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Richard C. Mitchell was an associate and partner with the major law firm Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy for over 14 years before leaving to start his own firm in 1997. During that time, he successfully represented numerous manufacturers and insurers in product liability cases, including manufacturers of automobiles, aircraft and aircraft components, forklifts, woodworking machinery, chemicals, conveyor belts, and electric limit switches. He left the large firm in order to concentrate on representing injured individuals. Mr. Mitchell’s years of experience defending clients in personal injury cases and working with insurance companies have given him a unique insight into the civil litigation process and an ability to work with defendants to obtain favorable results for his clients. He is a successful veteran of more than 100 trials, arbitrations, and mediations; he therefore has the experience and skills to achieve his clients' goals before a judge and jury in the event a settlement cannot be reached. As one of the finest personal injury lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia, Richard C. Mitchell has been a frequent speaker at seminars and the author of chapters in several treatises and legal articles.

Licensed for 41 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/03/2022
State DC
Status Inactive in Good Standing
Acquired 1986
Updated 05/27/2013

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Mitchell & Shapiro LLP
3490 Piedmont Road N East Suite 650
Atlanta, GA, 30305

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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied - Highly Recommended
My experience with Mitchell & Shapiro LLP was positive from the first moment I consulted with Richard. He was attentive, thorough, and helpful throughout a very difficult time. Richard’s Paralegal was with me every step of the way with insight and compassion, always responding quickly and effectively with any questions or issues as they arose. Richard and his staff provided a very professional and comfortable atmosphere and went above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Richard Mitchell and his staff in every way.
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Posted by Brenda | September 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
My siblings and I suffered a tragic loss and needed legal advice. Richard Mitchell came was highly recommended because of his experience and expertise. After consulting with him, we were comfortable with hiring him to represent us. This was a very trying period for us, and there were many things that were not in order due to the sudden loss. Richard and his staff handled every aspect, even minor details that we would ordinarily would have had to handle. He and his staff were very knowledgeable and compassionate. We appreciated their honesty and attention to questions and concerns that we had. We were kept abreast throughout the process and well prepared. I highly recommend Richard Mitchell!
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury resulting in limb loss.
My daughter had suffered the loss of her right leg. It was a horrible time for our family and we were referred to Richard. I found him to be thorough and patient. He contracted the best specialist and area experts to provide the best supporting data to maximize my daughter’s award. Her leg loss was tragic but due to the award she has the financial ability to cover future medical costs that insurance will not cover. The award gives her a fuller life without the medical expense worry of how she will have to pay for it.
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Posted by Jay | May 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Phenomenal, Quick-Witted Attorney!!!
If there's any question of whether I would choose to go with Richard Mitchell to represent my case again, my answer would be 'absolutely!' His legal expertise and quick wits keeps him ahead of the competition and proves that he is an attorney that you want to have on your side. Every attribute you could possibly want in someone representing you, checks out with Richard. From his helpful guidance, to his masterful way of making you feel at ease, Richard's mindset is always one that looks out for his clients' best interest. And you never have to worry about not being able to get in touch with him either. In fact, 9 out of 10 times I called him, he answered the phone before it even rang! Even more impressive, he answered the phone, calling me by my first name, saying "Hey, _______." Talk about a rarity! I'm so glad to have worked with him, not just because he successfully helped me achieve a great outcome for my case, but more importantly, I gained so much on a personal level, as he is truly a good person and a pleasure to know. Hands down, I would recommend his services one hundred times over!
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Posted by Kelly McGauley | January 7, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Great
I greatly appreciate Mr. Mitchell he recommend to another lawyers office in my area whom he trust. Just a pleasure to have someone to look out for you. Mr. Mitchell is open, honest, & will get back with you in a timely matter. Thanks Mr. Mitchell.
Posted by Jamil | March 14, 2015
Amazing Repesentation
I couldn't have gotten a better attorney, he was prepared for anything the defense threw at us. And the way he presented the evidence in trial was what really got us the victory. I would recommend him to anyone that wants win.
Posted by Ashley | January 29, 2015
Best lawyer in town!
Richard Mitchell is hands down the best lawyer around. Mr. Mitchell handled my medical malpractice case and got us a settlement. Throughout the process he kept us informed and explained everything to us in detail and in terms that we understood. He is professional, knowledgeable and very personable. He knew we had a case and that we were justified in what we were asking and never waivered in his belief of our case. I will recommend Mr. Mitchell to anyone, he is top notch and I feel so blessed to have had him fight for me.
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Posted by Susan | October 26, 2014
Recommendation
Richard Mitchell secured an excellent settlement for me in a case involving hospital error that resulted in my husband's death. Mr. Mitchell was incredibly thorough in the preparation of the case leaving the hospital unable to challenge his findings. Throughout the process it was apparent that Mr. Mitchell is an expert in his field. In addition, he is compassionate, offered me sound advice and never exerted any pressure. He an excellent attorney whom I would highly recommend.
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Posted by Jon | April 11, 2014
Excellent lawyer for bike accident
I was involved in an accident which involved a trip to the ER and a traffic ticket given to the opposing party. Richard Mitchell and his staff were very attentive to my needs and in correspondence with doctors, insurance, and the other party in general. I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Robin | January 20, 2014
Excellent Attorney
I hired Richard to handle a medical malpractice/wrongful death case. My husband went in for a simple kidney removal and was brain dead the next day. I researched several lawyers and decided to meet with Richard. He has been very helpful and knowledgeable about what we could and couldn't do. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a personal injury/malpractice/ wrongful death attorney.
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Posted by Jim | September 26, 2013
Review of Richard Mitchell, Personal Injury Attorney
Richard Mitchell is an amazing attorney. He is currently representing my family in a lawsuit against a reckless driver who slammed into an automobile in which my mother was a passenger, thereby breaking my mom's neck and causing her subsequent death. I can't say enough about how responsive, honest and smart he is. I have also referred him to several other people who have asked me for references for a plaintiff's attorney in personal injury cases. In fact, there is no one else I would recommend except for Richard.
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Posted by Tanya | August 1, 2013
Best Attorney in Atlanta!!!
Attorney Richard C. Mitchell is very professional, proficient, and trust worthy. I am very pleased how my personal injury case was handled by Attorney Mitchell. I will recommend his services to anyone! Very Satisfied Client! :-)
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2013
Knowledge and experience
I hired Richard to help me with my medical malpractice case. It was a clear cut case, and other attorneys had already told me I would get an award, but I was most comfortable with Richard and hired him. It was a smart move. Richard gave me an estimate of what I could recover, and he was right on target. He was knowledgeable, and most important experienced in my area of malpractice. I would highly recommend Richard.
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Posted by Liz | October 30, 2011
Exceptional Lawyer for Medical Malpractice
I used Richard Mitchell, for my medical malpractice case. I had a breast reduction surgery and the results left me disfigured. I contacted Richard because I felt I had no options. He was kind, understanding, and made me feel like I had hope. I didn't want to be that person that sued a doctor for no reason. Richard handled the case with expertise and precision. He in my opinion was in total control from the very beginning. I started hearing 90% of the time the doctor win at trial. Richard never waivered in his belief that we were right and what this doctor did was wrong. He was my biggest supporter. We won the case after Richard did an excellent job of making the jury see this doctor was negligent. I would highly recommend Richard Mitchell. I am very thankful for him and for what he did for me. He is exceptional at what he does!
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Posted by David | March 19, 2010
A Great Attorney
A plane crash brought Richard into my life. He is the best of what the law profession should be. He became my son's champion. He was diligent, hard working and forthright. I lost a son, gained a great attorney, and a true friend. He is absolutely the best
Posted by Ken | March 13, 2010
Review of Richar Mitchell
Richard helped us with an insurance claim after my daughter was in an accident. He did an outstanding job from almost any perspective. I would recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Patricia | March 12, 2010
Great attorney-Great results
My case involved an aviation incident. He was an expert in this field. Mr. Mitchell was very helpful and up front about my case. He kept me informed throughout the entire process. He was prompt to answer any of my questions. He was always available and he never overpromised! I highly recommend Mr. Mitchell and I would always use him again.
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Posted by Rebecca | March 12, 2010
A Top Notch Lawyer!
Unlike many other lawyers I have worked with, Richard is on top of things! And he responded promptly to my concerns and questions.
Posted by Trudy | March 12, 2010
Richard Mitchell legal services
Richard was most helpful to me when I sued my surgeon due to what I considered negligence on her part. Richard was helpful, understanding, knowledgeable, timely, ethical and honest. While I would have preferred to go to trial, he was right to have me settle out of court.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 100%-100%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mitchell & Shapiro LLP
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy
  • 1982 - 1997

Education

  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Jenkins v DeKalb Medical Center
  • $1,500,000 verdict

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Aviation Section- Georgia Bar
  • Chairman
  • 1988 - 1988
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator
  • 1985 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Awards

  • Georgia Superlawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2016
  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2015
  • Georgia Superlawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2014
  • Georgia Legal Elite for personal injury law
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top rated in personal injury law
  • The American Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Georgia Superlawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2013
  • Georgia Superlawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2012
  • Georgia Superlawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2011
  • Georgia Superlawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2010
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2009
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2008
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2007
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2006
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2005
  • Named one of Georgia's Legal Elite for personal injury law
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2003
  • Abe Schwartz Young Leadership Award
  • Atlanta Jewish Federation
  • 1990
  • Ten Outstanding Young Atlantans
  • Outstanding Atlanta
  • 1987
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Publications

  • Lawyers Cooperative Federal Practice Guide
  • Responding to an Appeal and Voluntary Dismissal
  • 1996
  • For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)
  • It is 'Products Liability', Right
  • 1996
  • Federal Publications
  • A Practical Guide To Ergonomics
  • 1993
  • Homecare
  • Products Liability: The Best Offense Is a Good Defense
  • 1991
  • Homecare
  • Products Liability: Think and Act Defensively
  • 1991
  • Product Safety & Liability Reporter
  • “Using Government Investigative Reports in Product Liability Litigation
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention
  • Challenges to Physician Admission Exclusion
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute
  • Personal Injury Settlements in Georgia
  • 2002
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • Program Chair, Issues in Professional Negligence Seminar
  • 2002
  • Professional Education Systems
  • Sharpening Your Deposition Strategy
  • 1999
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Spoliation of Evidence, Aviation Law Seminar
  • 1994
  • Practicing Law Institute
  • Seminar on Insurance Excess and Reinsurance Coverage Disputes
  • 1991
  • Institute of Product Liability Institute, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Evidentiary Issues in Products Liability Litigation
  • 1990
  • Georgia State University Center for Continuing Legal Education
  • Claims for Psychic Injuries and Property Damage, Proof of Damages Seminar
  • 1989
  • Aviation Law Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Jurisdictional Issues in Aviation Cases
  • 1988
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (17)
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is the first name I give prospective clients with potential medical malpractice cases."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Richard for many years now, and he truly is a great attorney who cares for his clients and fights tirelessly for them. In fact, I find myself routinely consulting with Richard on potential medical malpractice cases, and his advice is always spot-on. I have no reservation endorsing Richard to any prospective client."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Mitchell is a consummate professional. He is smart, compassionate and cares about his clients deeply. I endorse Richard without qualification."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is widely recognized as one of the top personal injury and medical malpractice plaintiff's attorneys in Georgia. I have known Richard for over 15 years, dating back to when I handled a wrongful death case he was defending (before Richard made the change to plaintiff's work). Since that time, I have frequently consulted with Richard on various injury cases and have also been privileged to represent his firm in business matters. Any client of Richard's should know they are represented by one of the best."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Mitchell is, quite simply, one of the finest trial lawyers practicing today. I came to know him when we were opponents in a personal injury case early in my career, and was impressed by the fact that he was highly professional while also being extremely diligent in pursuing the maximum possible recovery for his client's case. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone with a serious personal injury or malpractice case, and would use him personally if the need were to arise."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is an excellent attorney and good guy. Besides regular personal injury work, he also has a specialty in aviation cases. it is my pleasure to endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a great, dedicated attorney who zealously represents his injured client's interests."
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Atlanta Personal injury Lawyer Richard C. Mitchell
Richard C. Mitchell
Personal injury Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 41 years