Mitchell & Associates APLC
Before I started Mitchell & Associates, I worked at a prestigious law firm in downtown New Orleans. I represented big corporate and insurance industry clients. My job was to defend them at all costs, even when I thought they were wrong. I did my job, and I did it well. But I didn’t like it. In 1999 I walked out of the firm with one file, a case where my client was seriously hurt in a car accident. I was determined to practice law the way I wanted to, making a real difference for clients who need help. I was able to sit down behind my desk and take as much time as I needed to learn a person’s case inside and out. I found the details other attorneys might miss. I was made sure I did all I could to get my clients what they were entitled to under the law
As my practice and reputation grew I was approached to handle worker's compensation cases on behalf of a large employer. That led to my Firm representing the likes of McDonald's, Olice Garden, Red Lobster, the Louisiana Restaurant Association and the City of New Orleans. But something didn't feel right. I saw too many people trying to navigate the worker's compensation system by themselves or, sometimes worse, with bad lawyers. I then started taking fewer and fewer cases from employers and started representing individuals.