W. Clay Mitchell, Jr.

Biography Overview

After serving an extended internship with Broward County Public Defender’s Office, Clay Mitchell, Jr. began his civil trial career with a large insurance defense firm in Orlando, Fl. About four years later he was invited to join Morgan & Morgan’s trial team. Since 1998, he has litigated on behalf of wronged and injured individuals. He has won jury verdicts and reached settlement agreements in excess of one million dollars. As a trial attorney litigating a wide spectrum of torts, he has represented clients injured as a result of auto accidents, premises accidents, police misconduct, and sexual abuse among others. He is proud to represent the interest of those whom may otherwise be unable to achieve justice on their own.

Mr. Mitchell has been honored with the prestigious “AV rating” by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent national publication in the legal field. This rating is based upon evaluations by other lawyers in our state, and is the highest ranking attainable by an attorney for ability and ethics in the practice of law. It is a distinction reserved for a select few in the legal community.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Sexual Battery

Recent Successes

$42,000.00 Verdict Eric Franklin v. Estate of Richard Sinn Car Accidents2015
$58,700.00 Verdict Glennie Payne v. Orange County Slip & Fall2014
$14,200.00 Verdict Claudia Nunez-Castro v. Pearson Car Accidents2014
$300,088.00 Verdict Hopeton Simpson v. City of Orlando Car Accidents2013
$167,400.00 Verdict Judy Workman v. City of Orlando Slip & Fall2012
$15,000.00 Verdict Savek Changkija v. Joseph Car Accidents2012
$45,000.00 Verdict McCoy v. IMT Village Lakes Phase 1 Apartments Slip & Fall2011
$26,500.00 Verdict Davey v. Unlimited Cleaning by Popcorn Ceilings Car Accidents2009
$1,800,000.00 Verdict Isham v. City of Ft. Lauderdale Car Accidents2008
$225,000.00 Verdict Williamson v. City of Clearwater2007
  • Eric Franklin v. Estate of Richard Sinn


    Verdict - 2015

  • Glennie Payne v. Orange County


    Verdict - 2014

  • Claudia Nunez-Castro v. Pearson


    Verdict - 2014


  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Mercer University; University of Florida, B.A.
  • St. Thomas University, J.D., cum laude
    • Associate Articles Editor, St. Thomas University Law Review
    • American Jurisprudence Book Awards:
      • Criminal Procedure
      • Real Estate Finance
      • Litigation Clinic
      • Trail Advocacy
      • Practice and Law as a Service and Business.
    • Senator, St. Thomas University School of Law Student Bar Association, 1993-1995
    • Phi Delta Phi