Jeffrey A. Mitchell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Metairie, LA

The Cochran Firm Metairie
 | 3850 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 1500
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-309-5000
Fax: 504-309-5007
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey A. Mitchell is the managing partner at The Cochran Firm Metairie in Metairie, Louisiana. An experienced medical malpractice attorney, he also works with cases involving automobile accidents, maritime law, product liability and premises liability. Many of his clients have suffered catastrophic injuries, and he takes a particular interest in cases involving traumatic brain injury. He represents clients in Metairie and throughout the state of Louisiana.

After graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in business administration, Mr. Mitchell earned his law degree from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has been board-certified in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

Mr. Mitchell has been the recipient of various honors and accolades over the course of his career. He received the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from the respected peer review service Martindale-Hubbell and has been featured in the publication "The Best Lawyers in America." He was also listed among the top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers from 2007 to 2011 and has been featured in New Orleans Magazine as a top medical malpractice attorney.

Mr. Mitchell is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice. He has also authored various articles and lectured at numerous seminars on the topics of health law and medical malpractice.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Jeffrey Mitchell

Admitted: 1989, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:


  • !0 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • The awards are based on actual “Verdict & Settlement” dollar achievement rather than peer popularity making them perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged Award Ratings., Litigator Award, 2014
  • National Finalist, Lawdragon's Annual Guide to the Leading Lawyers in America, 2011
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating, 2010
  • Leadership in Law Award for Top 50 Attorneys, New Orleans City Business Magazine, 2010
  • AV- Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubbell, 2000
  • Multi-Million Dollar Forum
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 - 2018
  • Top 100 Diplomat, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top Lawyers in Medical Malpractice by New Orleans Magazine, December 2009 and 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Amercian Trial Lawyers Association, 2007 - 2011
  • National Moot Court Team: Member; Finalist in the school's Flory Trial competition, Louisiana State University, The Paul M. Hebert, School of Law
  • Outstanding Oral Advocate award by Mr. F. Lee Bailey, F. Lee Bailey National Moot Court, Louisiana State University, The Paul M. Hebert, School of Law
  • Top 20 Medical Malpractice Attorneys Nationwide, Newsweek Magazine, April 23, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Medical Malpractice by the Amercian Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • The College of Master Advocates & Barristers, Senior Counsel, 2007
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, medical malpractice section, Chairman, 2006
  • The Cochran Firm, Medical Malpractice Section, Chairman, 2004
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section, 2006 - 2007
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member of the Executive Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice Section, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pro hac vice in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State District and Appellate Courts
  • Louisiana Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Sponsored a local fund raising event for the Hope House

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Invited speaker on largest brain injury conference.  Topic: Five Mistakes That Can Derail Your Case and How to Avoid Them., Frontiers in Advocacy: Traumatic Brain Injury, 2018
  • Invited speaker, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys at their annual conference, presented on the topic of Continuity of Care in our Health Care System, 2012
  • Presentations on updates to Medical Malpractice Laws for the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Speaker at the March 2003 Medical Malpractice seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute
  • Chairman of the medical malpractice seminar entitled "Issues We Now Face In Medical Malpractice Litigation", sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association in November 2002
  • Published articles in the Louisiana Advocate, the newspaper for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Presenter, annual CLE of Louisiana seminar on various medical malpractice topics
  • Co-chaired the seminar titled: Medical Records for Louisiana Attorneys
  • Seminar on "Handling Medical Malpractice Claims in Louisiana", May 2004
  • Presented a seminar on "Screening and Handling Medical Malpractice Cases", June 2004


  • $4.5 Million Settlement - Wrongful Death of 70 year old woman who did not receive timely medical care, 2017
  • Obtained a $4.661 million verdict for a Traumatic Brain Injury suffered by his client, 2012
  • Settled a medical malpractice case for $1.1 million. The case involved the failure to monitor a patient during a transport, 2010
  • Obtained a $6 million dollar verdict on a slip and fall case involving extensive medical issues, 2004
  • Obtained a $1.5 million dollar verdict in a medical malpractice case involving a dialysis patient, 2003
  • Handled, tried or settled cases involving Traumatic Brain Injuries totalling more than $35 million dollars
  • Settled a medical malpractice case for $2.1 million dollars. The case involved a missed brain infection to a serviceman
  • Settled a medical malpractice case for $1,2 million dollars. The case involved a failure to diagnose a spinal hematoma
  • Settled a medical malpractice case for $2.6 million dollars. The case involved a dely in diagnosing a catastrophic infection

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Invited to appear on the Bob Christopher Radio show to discuss medical malpractice issues from callers
  • Interviewed and featured in the publication City Business on several occasions
  • Featured in the April 23, 2012 edition of Newsweek Magazine as one of the Nationwide Leading Attorneys in the area of Medical Malpractice

Educational Background:

  • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, 1985

Industry Groups

  • Medical/Legal
Office Location for Jeffrey A. Mitchell

3850 N. Causeway Blvd
Suite 1500
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504-309-5000

Fax: 504-309-5007

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Last Updated: 5/28/2019

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