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Phillip John Mitchell Jr

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   6 reviews

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Philip John Mitchell Jr. is a founding partner of the law firm Mitchell & West, LLC. He practices in a wide range of cases, including family law, criminal defense, and personal injury. He is licensed to practice in all Florida state and federal courts. Prior to forming his own practice, Mr. Mitchell served as a public defender for Miami Dade.  He is known for his dedication to his clients and  is highly respected for his legal advocacy. A seasoned litigator, he is a veteran of many trials in civil & criminal courts.


Licensed for 21 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/14/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/23/2022

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Mitchell & West, LLC
29 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Miami, FL, 33135
Mitchell & West, LLC
700 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA, 70130
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2020
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Brilliant Exceptional Attorney
Attorney PJ Mitchell is a brilliant top notch attorney that impressed me beyond words. He handled a negligence matter for me that was very difficult for me to face or discuss. Mr. Mitchell's confidence and stragety to prove my case was not only exceptional, ethical, and accurate to me but also to colleagues, mediators and Judges. PJ beleived in me since day one. He obtained evidence that no one would imagine possible. The significant hard work, dedication, and intellect of a brilliant attorney obtained me a a settlement of $1.6 million dollars. I am forever thankful to Mr. Mitchell for his huge success in my case and how diligently he handled a case against a very powerful entity. The amount of evidence in my favor proved that my case was true and was a huge victory. I highly recommend Mr. Mitchell and often remind him how thankful I am to have had him represent me and not give up on me. Forever thankful PJ, you know who I am and do not reveal my name because you also protected my identity. Top attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2018
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Beyond Brilliant!
I have worked with many attorneys professionally but the day I needed a lawyer for my private life, I am so glad PJ Mitchell was in my path. His tactics were unbelievable. He was always 3 steps ahead of our opposing counsel. He can foresee things that other simply can not see! His confidence exudes respect and admiration! Our case was a success and I’m confident it was because I had PJ Mitchell next to me.
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Posted by Mrs.Ebanks | October 3, 2018
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My husband was detaineed by Ice for a 14 year old criminal case that was already closed and was facing deportation. Mr. Mitchell fought for my husband to the day those cases wore reopened and those charges vacated and now we look forward to my husband being again with our children here in the U.S. Thru the whole case he always kept me updated and explained to me the entire situation a step at a time. Mr. Mitchell is a man with a heart of gold that will fight for you and treat you like family. He is very knowledgeable and agressive in fighting for your case. He has gone far and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend him to everyone and I will be forever grateful for everything he did to keep my family together.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2018
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PJ Mitchell did a great job representing me in my case. I have hired other lawyers and PJ is by far the best. He is very generous with his time and makes your case his case . He is relentless and will defend you to the end. Hire him! You won’t regret it
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2018
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Outstanding, Honest and Knowledgeable Attorney
PJ Mitchell is extremely knowledgeable and honest. One of the reasons I will always retain and recommend him and his staff is no matter what the case is he treats you like his top priority. He will respond to all questions at any time of the day, he never leaves you wondering. Hands down he has to be one of the most honest attorneys around.
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Posted by Clay | March 5, 2018
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Best of the Best
Mr. Mitchell has been my Legal Counsel for well over 20 years. He is honest, direct, and wise. He shoots your straight and lets you know the Facts, possible Outcomes, and realistic Expectations. He works on your Case like it was his own, and takes great Pride in his work. He always gives 100% Effort to help you succeed. Above all else he will bring your Case to a fair Resolution so you can have Closure and Peace of Mind.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Mitchell & West, LLC
  • 2006 - Present


  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Northwestern State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Former Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Lifetime Member of Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • The Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • N/A
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
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"PJ works hard for his clients. He is detail oriented and works hard to get the best results for his clients under the circumstances of their class."
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Miami Criminal defense Lawyer Phillip John Mitchell Jr
Phillip John Mitchell Jr
Criminal defense Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 21 years
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