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Harlan Duane Mitchell

Estate planning Attorney at Athens, AL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1996
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Harlan

Learn Harlan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Focused on representing our clients and planning and protecting their needs as it relates to their families.

    28 years

  2. Criminal defense
    With over 35 years of criminal defense experience, Our expertise will provide you with a substantial advantage in the courtroom as we know how the prosecution operates and exercise smart tactics in order to obtain superior results during trial.

    28 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    Harlan Mitchell has helped hundreds of couples divorce amicably. We can offer you valuable legal representation and mediation services in determining property division, child custody and visitation rights, and spousal support issues.

    28 years

  4. DUI and DWI

    28 years

With a successful track record and over 35 years of criminal law experience, Mr. Mitchell has proven to be a formidable opponent in the courtroom. If you need superior legal representation, Harlan Mitchell will fight for you.

My knowledge of both sides of the criminal justice system allows me to educate you about what you are facing while we prepare a criminal defense strategy. I’ve worked at the Athens Police Department as both a patrol officer and a K-9 officer for twelve years before deciding to attend law school.

Mr. Mitchell began his compelling legal career with the law firm of Beddow, Eerben& Bowen, P.A. in Birmingham where he engaged in civil and criminal litigation and appeals, real estate transactions, and domestic relations practice. During his time here, he participated in the representation of numerous high-profile white collar trials in federal court and many high-profile cases in both state and federal courts. He then continued his work with Mitchell & Graham, P.C. where he served as senior partner from 1997 to 2010. Since then, Mitchell has brought his legal expertise to the private sector at Harlan D. Mitchell, Legal Services LLC, where he specializes in criminal defense and family law.


Harlan D Mitchell Legal Services LLC
213 S Jefferson St
P.O. Box 430
Athens, AL, 35612

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Posted by Susan | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Mr. Mitchell to help assist me in getting divorced. Through the process I needed to sale my house and was being blocked by my ex. Mr. Mitchell helped me get the house set for auction, which put a fire under my ex to actually sale the house so we didn't lose money.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professional
Mr. Mitchell was great to work with throughout my whole ordeal. I was confident in his experience and very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by Kristy | January 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
He got me custody of my daughter he's a real professional great lawyer
Posted by Kristy | January 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Custody case
This law firm is great they walk me thru my case an got exactly what I wanted done!
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2013
Highly Recommend
Mr. Mitchell represented me during the administration of my Aunt's estate. Family members were in a dispute over the sale and distribution of her real property. Mr. Mitchell was able to provide information and guidance that led to a satisfactory solution for all family members.


  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Harlan D Mitchell Legal Services LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner
  • Mitchell & Graham PC
  • 1997 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Beddow, Erben and Bowen PA
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Intern
  • Judge Arthur Hanes
  • 1996 - 1996
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  • Birmingham School of Law (Birmingham, AL)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Athens State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Limestone County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Harlan. We went to law school together over 20 years ago. Harlan has built a practice by fighting hard for his clients and being willing to go that extra mile to ensure that his clients get the best outcome possible. You will not go wrong hiring Harlan as your attorney."
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