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Craig Bernard Mitchell

Workers compensation Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Craig Mitchell

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1996
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    Getting injured at work happens all too often. If you are too hurt to work because of an accident that happened on the job we can help get you the benefits you are entitled to.

    28 years, 750 cases

  2. Litigation
    My practice is devoted to litigation. We don't push paper.

    28 years, 250 cases

I started Mitchell & Associates because I wanted to be able to do more for my clients. Up until that point I worked at a prestigious law firm representing big, corporate and insurance industry type clients.  My job was to defend them at all cost, even when they were wrong. I did my job, and I did my job well.


In 1999 I walked out of the Firm with one file, a case where my client was seriously hurt in a car accident, determined to practice law the way I wanted to and for the clients I wanted to.  I was able to sit down behind my desk and take as much time as needed to learn a person’s case inside and out.  I was able to find the details other attorneys would miss.  I was able to make sure I did all I could to make sure my clients got what they were entitled to under the law.  As my practice grew I had the opportunity to spend time handling many different types of cases, each with its own unique set of facts that had to be completely understood.


Years later, after having represented families whose loved ones were mistreated in nursing homes, patients that were hurt when doctors were supposed to heal, and hundreds of people exposed to toxic mold in a run-down office building, my Firm stands ready to represent you and your loved ones.  If you need an attorney to help you with your insurance dispute, case against a nursing home, on the job accident or any injury caused by someone else’s fault, please call me.





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Mitchell & Associates, APLC
615 Baronne St Ste 300
New Orleans, LA, 70113-1057
Mitchell & Associates, APLC
227 Florida Street
Baton Rouge, LA, 70801
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super professional !
Passionate trustworthy and honest! Was very honest threw out the entire process did everything in his power to explain what was happen.
Posted by Scott | December 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, would highly recommend to friends and family!
When speaking with Craig Mitchell he treats you with respect and is very approachable. He makes sure everythig is done on time and properly. He is very knowledgable, personal and professional. I walked into his office feeling scared and alone and I walked out knowing that my case was in very capable hands. I was getting the runaround from my employer and Workers Comp but his knowledge and confidence allowed me to focus on my health. I highly recommend Craig Mitchell to anyone.
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Posted by Rashawn | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
job injury
I have dealt with attorneys before and when I ran across my attorney Craig Mitchell and associates it was a experience like no other they are really thoughtful caring and loving like you're part of the family I once was in the hospital for a week and he sent me flowers just to show appreciation and that they cared and they also kept me updated with all of the information that was going on with my case they were very accurate on everything that they did and at the same time they always kept a smile on their face which made me feel very comfortable so I really appreciate my attorney and the people that works with him and last but not least I have to thank you Michael Rodriguez as well for the time you invested into my case and also made me feel comfortable and like part of their family I really do love the way that they handed me and my cases and make sure I understood everything about it and if anyone ever need attorney I will surely send them to Craig Mitchell & Associates I am very happy with my outcome. And I would never hesitate to call them in the future if needed.
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Posted by Derrick | October 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Worker comp Lawer
Mr Mitchell is a great Lawyer, I was having problem receiving my worker comp check, Mr Mitchell put his client first & he very understanding & diligent lawyer
Posted by david | May 20, 2015
initial consultation
I met Craig recently to discuss my Workers Compensation case. I was impressed with the way his staff handled me upon arrival. Everyone seemed very friendly and even happy to be at work. What impressed me most of all was the time he spent with me. Having just fired one attorney who would not communicate and never took the time to sit and discuss things face-to-face, I was expecting to be rushed out so the next client could be rushed in. Craig made me feel like his only client and I wasn't even a client yet. I am now. I will update my rating again later but, right now, I would certainly recommend Mr. Mitchell!
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Posted by Melissa | December 21, 2014
A Wonderful Attorney
I turned to Mr. Mitchell after consistently being ignored by the other driver's insurance company. From the first time I met with him, he explained all fees, possible outcomes and how he dealt with cases similar to mine. He consistently contacted me with any new developments. He offered his opinion, but always allowed me to choose whichever option I preferred. He offered guidance throughout the entire process and never failed to answer my questions thoroughly and translate the legal speech into terms I understood. Another wonderful thing about Mr. Mitchell is that he always returned my phone calls quickly and I was never forced to wait or told to speak with somebody else because he was busy. He made me comfortable with the entire process and allowed me to concentrate on my medical treatment and recovery. I could not have asked for a better attorney and would not hesitate to recommend him to any person who wants a reliable, professional and trustworthy attorney to represent them.
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Posted by Bobby T | August 26, 2014
Prior Client
When it came down to my workplace injury, Mr. Mitchell was the one I ran to see. It was easy to get him over the phone line & he settled my case in little to no time.
Posted by Antonio | October 24, 2013
No complaints would definitely recrommend this lawfirm to anyone.
Mr. Mitchell represented me why handling my workers comp case. He was very informative as well as honest. Till this day I have been satisfied with he was able to do. Definitely a dedicated lawyer who works hard for his clients.
Posted by Bernard | October 23, 2013
Trustworthy, Hardworking Attorney
As a business professional, there is always the temptation to go with a large multi-partner law firm when dealing with legal issues. What Mitchell & Associates provided for my firm was the attention to detail, responsiveness, and success that was needed to protect our firm and make sure we are able to continue to service our clients. My firm will keep Mitchell & Associates on retainer as we continue to grow and recommend them to friends and clients as well.
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Posted by Judy | August 20, 2013
A Credit to his Profession for his Character of Excellence in Helping Others!
Mr. Mitchell is a Rare Gem in this ever changing Legal World which is very Rare in this complex Society of Title holders without a clue of the Value of that Title, such as Attorney At Law, not Attorney by selective Law. Mr. Mitchell actually cares and has the desire to help any and all laymen seeking solutions from an expert in their given field of knowledge. What separates Mr. Mitchell from most professional persons claiming the Title of Attorney, is simply the Value of his Character and of course the fact that he not only remembers the Lawyer's Creed, he actually lives by it! It goes without saying that if one enlist Mr. Mitchell's services they are getting so much more than his Expert expertise in presenting you case, you get represented as he would want to be Represented. My review is the result of my experience as I presented one legal question after another without making much sense and received a respectful reply for each and everyone as each was perceived as the first and answered with the professional and personal desire to reveal the options and possibilities of solving my dilemma. I will proudly and respectfully Highly Recommend Mr. Mitchell to my huge Family in and around New Orleans. Thank you for your time to actually care to read a complete strangers opinion! Sincerely, Judy
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  • Contingency 20%-35%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Mitchell & Associates APLC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Instructor
  • LSU Trial Advocacy Training Program
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Christovich & Kearney, LLP
  • 1996 - 1999


  • Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers
  • Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP)
  • 2009
  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Fisk University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Hickerson vs. Zimmerman
  • $422,000
  • In Re: K. Treuting
  • $38,750.00
  • In Re: Vespa Wheat
  • $275,000.00
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  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New Orleans City Planning Commision
  • Past Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
  • New Orleans Recreation Development Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2011 - 2013
  • New Orleans City Planning Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Algiers Economic Development Foundation
  • Advisory Board
  • 2010 - 2012
  • New Orleans Public Libray
  • Past Vice Chair
  • 2003 - 2008
  • New Orleans Publice Library Foundation
  • Past President
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Young Leadership Council
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Tulane Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • A+ rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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  • Self Publised for Insurance Client
  • Premises Liability and Related Topics
  • 2000
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Specific Features of the Louisiana Uninsured Motorist Statute
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Attendee at: Handling the Workers' Compensation Case From Start to Finish
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute
  • Attendee at: Handling the Workers' Compensation Case From Start to Finish
  • 2015
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Attendee at: Average Weekly Wage (AWW): New Procedures for Workers' Comp
  • 2014
  • Worley Catastrophe Conference
  • Everyday Ethics
  • 2011
  • Louisiana Claims Association Annual Conference
  • Everyday Ethics
  • 2010
  • New Orleans City Attorney's Office: Lunchtime CLE
  • The Insurance Offense Lawyer
  • 2004
  • LSU Trial Advocacy Training Program
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
Endorse Craig
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Craig is one of the most professional, knowledgeable and friendly attorneys with whom I have had the pleasure of working. I strongly endorse him for his business acumen, his strong litigation skills and his character."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Craig. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An attention for detail; a committed advocate."
Construction and development Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mitchell is a knowledgeable and respected attorney in the community who exhibits remarkable professionalism and dedication to the law. He heads a prestigious law firm and can be trusted to manage any case to a favorable conclusion. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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