David B. Mitchell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

David B. Mitchell, P.A.
 | 2655 S Le Jeune Rd, Suite 700
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 786-785-2577
Fax: 305-461-5102
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney David B. Mitchell is the founder and owner of David B. Mitchell, P.A., in Coral Gables, Florida. Nationally ranked as one of the leading attorneys in the country, Mr. Mitchell devotes his practice solely on family law, and he has more than 40 years of legal experience in helping clients throughout Miami and surrounding areas of South Florida who are going through a divorce or have other serious domestic relations issues they need to address.

Among his long list of legal credentials, Mr. Mitchell holds his certification as a family mediator from the Florida Supreme Court as well as a qualified Parenting Coordinator and guardian ad litem. He is also trained in collaborative family law and other alternative dispute resolution techniques, and he has assisted numerous clients with resolving their conflicts and reaching favorable agreements without the need for expensive, stressful and time-consuming litigation.

However, he also has extensive trial experience and will not hesitate to take his clients' matters to court when necessary. He has achieved considerable success protecting his clients' rights and best interests, as well as those of their children, and helping them obtain the positive results they seek efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition, he also serves as a qualified arbitrator from the Florida Supreme Court, and he regularly serves as the mediator in family aw matters and in homeowner insurance disputes for the Florida Department of Financial Services. 

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Mitchell once served as president of the Coral Gables Bar Association, and he has served as a member of the Dade County Bar Association's family court committee and is former vice-chairman of the organization's County Court Committee. He has also published several articles and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics, and is co-author of Family Law Strategies in Florida, published by Thomson-Reuters.

Moreover, Mr. Mitchell is an active member of The Florida Bar and various other local, state and national legal organizations. He also regularly volunteers his time and legal services, and he has received awards and honors for his selfless service, including the Put Something Back award from the Dade County Bar Association and the President's Award from the Coral Gables Bar Association.

He has also earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and other top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo along with many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1973 graduate of the University of Miami, Mr. Mitchell obtained his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1978. He also earned an advanced diploma, with distinction, in English local history from the University of Oxford, England, in 2012. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Outside his legal practice, Mr. Mitchell is also actively involved with his local community, and he twice earned the Key to the City of Coral Gables for his outstanding contributions to improving the lives of those in his area. He is also a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sector Miami. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

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About David Mitchell

Admitted: 1979, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.davidbmitchell.com/attorney-profile/david-b-mitc...

Honors/Awards:

  • Who's Who In American Law, 2003 - Present
  • Who's Who In America, 2005 - Present
  • For academic distinction., Diploma with Distinction, University of Oxford (U.K.), 2012
  • Past president, Coral Gables Citizens' Crime Watch, Certificate of Commendation, City of Coral Gables, 2003
  • For services rendered to the City of Coral Gables: Service on municipal advisory boards, etc., Key to the City of Coral Gables (2X), City of Coral Gables, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Prudential Life Insurance National Class Action Remediation Program, Florida Claims Appeal Arbitrator, 1999 
  • Qualified in Collaborative Family Law, 2012
  • Mediator, Florida Department of Financial Services, 1992
  • Qualified Parenting Coordinator (Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida), 2016
  • Qualified Guardian Ad Litem, Florida Bar Pilot Training Course, 2013
  • Florida Supreme Court - Certified Family Mediator, 1991
  • Florida Supreme Court- Qualified Arbitrator, 1995

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Coral Gables Public Safety Committee, Chairman, 2006 - 2007
  • Coral Gables City-Wide Anti-Crime Committee, Mayoral Appointee, 2001 - 2005
  • Coral Gables Public Safety Committee, Mayoral Appointee
  • Coral Gables Emergency Operations Department, Mayoral Appointee, 2005
  • Coral Gables City-Wide Anti-Crime Committee, Chairman, 2005
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member, 1990 - Present
  • The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
  • Florida Council of Voluntary Bar Association Presidents
  • The Florida Bar, Art and Entertainment Law Section, Chairman, 1980 - 1981
  • Florida, 1979
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association, Vice-Chairman, County Court Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Dade County Bar Association, President, Family Court Committee, 1990 - Present
  • Member, Collaborative Family Law Institute, 2017
  • Member, National Association of Divorce Professionals, 2018
  • Homeowner insurance claims mediator, Florida Department of Financial Services, 1992
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1979
  • Admitted, United States Tax Court, 1987
  • Member, First Family Law American Inns of Court (Miami Chapter), 2019
  • Admitted, United States Supreme Court, 2004
  • Member, Coral Gables Bar Association (Past President), 2019
  • Member, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founding member, National Association of Divorce Professionals (2018 - present), 2019
  • Volunteer Children's Guardian Ad Litem, 1991 - Present 
  • Coral Gables Community Foundation, Merrick Society (2005 - present), 2005
  • Member/panelist, Florida Bar Grievance Mediation & Fee Arbitration Committee (2018 - present), 2018
  • State's Attorney, Florida Chapter, Order of the Founders & Patriots of America, 2019
  • Member, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, 2019
  • State president, Florida Society Sons of the Revolution, 2018
  • President, Sons of the American Revolution, Miami Chapter, 2005
  • Member, Pinewood Cemetery Advisory Board, City of Coral Gables, 2019
  • Chairman, Public Safety Municipal Advisory Board, City of Coral Gables, 2005
  • Director, Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables, 2019
  • President, Rotary Club of Coral Gables, 2009
  • Dade County Bar Association 'Put Something Back' Outstanding Pro Bono Contribution, Coral Gables Bar Association, 2004

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member, The Selden Society (U.K.) (2009 - present), 2009
  • Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2012-present), 2012
  • 10-rated, Avvo (2013 - present), 2013
  • AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell (2003 - present), 2003
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity (1978 - present), 1978

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Dean's List), University of Miami, 1973
  • Advanced Undergraduate Diploma (with Honours), University of Oxford (U.K.), 2012
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Office Location for David B. Mitchell

2655 S Le Jeune Rd
Suite 700
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone: 786-785-2577

Fax: 305-461-5102

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Last Updated: 7/22/2020

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