Born in Mobile, Alabama, Jeff Mitchell graduated from Louisiana State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He attended Louisiana State University's Paul M. Herbert School of Law, from which he obtained his Juris Doctor Degree in 1989. Jeff has focused his practice primarily in the areas of Traumatic Brain Injuries and Medical Malpractice.
Jeff is one of approximately 13 lawyers in Louisiana to be Board Certified in Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Jeff also handles cases in the areas of Automobile Accidents, Products Liability, Premises Liability, and Maritime Law. Mr. Mitchell was featured in the April 23, 2012 edition of Newsweek Magazine as one of the Nationwide Leading Attorneys in Medical Malpractice. Only 19 attorneys nationwide were featured overall and only 11 were featured in the area of medical malpractice. Mr. Mitchell was also selected for inclusion in the 2012-2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Mr. Mitchell was also selected for inclusion in the 2012-2010 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of medical malpractice. Only 5 percent of the attorneys in the State of Louisiana are named to the very prestigious list.
Mr. Mitchell’s law firm, The Cochran Firm - Metairie was a recipient of the 2014-2016 Litigator Awards, which honors the top 1% of lawyers in this country. The awards are based on actual “Verdict & Settlement'' dollar achievement rather than peer popularity making them perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged Award Ratings. Mr. Mitchell was hand-picked by Mr. Cochran to serve as the Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section of The Cochran Firm; Mr. Mitchell has served as the President of the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers. Mr. Mitchell has authored numerous articles and appeared frequently as a lecturer at legal seminars on the topics of Medical Malpractice and Traumatic Brain Injuries.