Robert L. Mitchell
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine
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Robert L. Mitchell

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Relentless. Skilled. Prepared. Tenacious. All of these words describe Robert’s work as a trial lawyer. He understands that painstaking preparation, careful analysis, and attention to detail win big cases. In an era when very few cases are decided in a courtroom, Robert takes pride in trying cases to a jury whenever and wherever defendants are unwilling to accept full responsibility for their wrongdoing. Robert’s skill and tenacity have been widely noted.

He is board-certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the American Board of Trial Advocacy. He has also been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed in Best Lawyers of America®. He is listed in Benchmark Plaintiff’s ranking of Alabama attorneys as a “Future Star.” He has been repeatedly recognized in Super Lawyers magazine as one of Alabama’s top attorneys.

Accolades aside, Robert has an unwavering passion for representing those who have been seriously injured or killed. His passion is proven by his results. In the courtroom, Robert has served as lead and co-lead counsel in obtaining numerous 7-figure and 8-figure verdicts in extremely challenging cases.

By aggressively preparing cases for trial, Robert has also obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements for his clients. These cases involve everything from 18-wheeler crashes to defective consumer products to industrial site injuries.

Away from the office, Robert and his wife take great pleasure in raising their three children. Robert has also served on the Board of Directors for Via, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting senior citizens in need, on the Senior Bowl Charitable Committee, and most recently on the Board of Ambassadors for the American Cancer Society. When not practicing law or spending time with his family, Robert enjoys exploring the Mobile River Delta.

Results

  • $40 million jury verdict in defective seatbelt case
  • $35 million jury verdict for wrongful death caused by medical negligence at Springhill Medical Center
  • $14.8 million jury verdict for wrongful death and personal injury in a natural gas explosion in one of the most conservative venues in the United States
  • $6.5 million jury verdict in auto collision crash
  • $3 million jury verdict for personal injuries suffered in a crash with a tanker rig
  • $2 million jury verdict for sheriff’s deputy hit by 18-wheeler
  • $1.78 million jury verdict for personal injuries suffered in a fall at a national chain restaurant
  • $1.725 million jury verdict for personal injuries suffered in a fall at a retail facility
  • $1.7 million jury verdict for personal injuries suffered in an industrial site accident
  • $850,000 jury verdict for man injured in chain reaction wreck caused by tractor trailer truck
  • $779,477 jury verdict for man in industrial accident
  • $9 million settlement for wrongful death at industrial facility
  • $8 million settlement of personal injuries due to medical negligence
  • $6 million settlement for injuries in a crash caused by a heavy commercial truck
  • $5 million settlement for wrongful death at industrial facility
  • $3.2 million settlement for wrongful death caused by commercial truck
  • $3 million settlement for injuries from fall at industrial site
  • $2.7 million settlement for wrongful death at hospital
  • $1.8 million settlement for injuries caused by improperly maintained equipment
  • $1.5 million settlement for injuries in a crash caused by an 18-wheeler
  • $1.25 million settlement for injuries in a car crash
  • $1.1 million settlement for injuries to bicyclist
  • $1 million settlement for injuries sustained in diving accident
  • $1 million settlement for injuries caused by improperly maintained utility truck
  • $1 million settlement for injuries caused at industrial site
  • $1 million settlement for injuries caused by defective equipment
  • Numerous other confidential settlements

Recognition & Awards

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • Benchmark Litigation, Listed as a “Future Star” (2014 – present)
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Listed (2016 – present)
  • Super Lawyers, Listed as a “Rising Star” (2012 – 2019)
  • Recognized as one of Mobile’s “Forty Under 40” (2011)
  • $40 Million Defective Seatbelt Case
  • $35 Million Verdict for Death After Thumb Surgery
  • $14.8 Million Home Gas Explosion
  • $8 Million Settlement of Personal Injuries Due to Medical Negligence
  • $6.5 Million Verdict for Woman Severely Injured in Crash
  • $5 Million Settlement Over Industrial Incident
  • $3 Million Verdict for Man Injured in Trucking Case
  • $2 Million Verdict for Injuries Sustained in 18-Wheeler Crash
  • $2 Million Verdict for Sheriff’s Deputy Hit by 18-Wheeler
  • $1.79 Million Slip & Fall Injury in Restaurant
  • $1.725 Million Verdict Against Dollar General for Inadequate Inspection Policies
  • $1.7 Million Verdict for Man in Industrial Fall
  • $1 Million Verdict for Man in Truck Collision
  • $850,000 Jury Verdict Received For Man Injured In Chain Reaction Wreck Caused By Tractor Trailer Truck
  • $779,477 Verdict for Man in Industrial Accident
  • Confidential Settlement Reached in Unfit Truck Driver Case
  • University of Alabama, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Virginia, B.A.
  • Court Admissions
    • Admitted to the Alabama Bar, 2007
  • Bar Associations
    • Mobile Bar Association, Member
  • Professional Organizations
    • Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor
Publications
  • Legal Update Winter 2021
  • Legal Update Summer 2020
  • Legal Update Spring 2020
  • Legal Update Winter 2020
  • Legal Update Summer 2019
  • Legal Update Winter 2017
  • Legal Update - Summer 2015
Community Involvement
  • Christ Episcopal Church in Mobile, Member
  • Via (a charitable organization dedicated to supporting senior citizens in need), Board of Directors
  • Senior Bowl, Charitable Committee
  • Robert Mitchell Discusses Prescription Errors On Local 15 News

    In this video, Robert Mitchell discusses prescription errors.

  • FAQ About Personal Injury Claims (Part 1)

    Attorneys Lucy Tufts and Robert Mitchell answer frequently asked questions about personal injury.

  • FAQ About Personal Injury Claims (Part 2)

    Attorney William Bonner and Robert Mitchell answer frequently asked questions about injury claims.

  • FAQ About Personal Injury Claims (Part 3)

    Attorney Lucy Tufts and Robert Mitchell answer frequently asked questions about injury cases.

  • FAQ About Personal Injury Claims (Part 4)

    Attorney Lucy Tufts and Robert Mitchell answer frequently asked questions about injury cases.

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