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

Memberships

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

Education

  • 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
Recent successes
$42,000.00
Verdict
Eric Franklin v. Estate of Richard Sinn
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$58,700.00
Verdict
Glennie Payne v. Orange County
Premises Liability and Slip & Fall Lawyers
$14,200.00
Verdict
Claudia Nunez-Castro v. Pearson
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$300,088.00
Verdict
Hopeton Simpson v. City of Orlando
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$167,400.00
Verdict
Judy Workman v. City of Orlando
Premises Liability and Slip & Fall Lawyers
$15,000.00
Verdict
Savek Changkija v. Joseph
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$45,000.00
Verdict
McCoy v. IMT Village Lakes Phase 1 Apartments
Premises Liability and Slip & Fall Lawyers
$26,500.00
Verdict
Mike Davey v. Unlimited Cleaning by Popcorn Ceilings
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$1,800,000.00
Verdict
Isham v. City of Ft. Lauderdale
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$139,788.00
Verdict
Young v. BellSouth
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers

Recent Successes

  • Eric Franklin v. Estate of Richard Sinn

    $42,000.00

    Verdict -

  • Glennie Payne v. Orange County

    $58,700.00

    Verdict -

  • Claudia Nunez-Castro v. Pearson

    $14,200.00

    Verdict -