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Jeffrey A. Mitchell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Metairie, LA

The Cochran Firm New Orleans
3850 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 1500
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-309-5000
Fax: 504-309-5007
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey A. Mitchell is the managing partner at The Cochran Firm New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. An experienced traumatic brain injury and 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 New Orleans and throughout the state of Louisiana and the entire country.

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 was a past president of the National Trial Lawyers Association Brain Injury Lawyers.

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 traumatic brain injury 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
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Jeffrey A. Mitchell

First Admitted: 1989, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • 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
  • Invited to appear on the Bob Christopher Radio show to discuss medical malpractice issues from callers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-chaired the seminar titled: Medical Records for Louisiana Attorneys
  • Presenter, annual CLE of Louisiana seminar on various medical malpractice topics
  • Published articles in the Louisiana Advocate, the newspaper for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • 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
  • Speaker at the March 2003 Medical Malpractice seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute
  • 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
  • Presented a seminar on "Screening and Handling Medical Malpractice Cases", June 2004
  • Presentations on updates to Medical Malpractice Laws for the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Seminar on "Handling Medical Malpractice Claims in Louisiana", May 2004
  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity

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


  • Top Lawyers in Medical Malpractice by New Orleans Magazine, December 2009 and 2010
  • AV- Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubbell, 2000
  • National Moot Court Team: Member; Finalist in the school's Flory Trial competition, Louisiana State University, The Paul M. Hebert, School of Law
  • Top 100 Diplomat, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Multi-Million Dollar Forum
  • Leadership in Law Award for Top 50 Attorneys, New Orleans City Business Magazine, 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Amercian Trial Lawyers Association, 2007 - 2011
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 - 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating, 2010
  • Top 20 Medical Malpractice Attorneys Nationwide, Newsweek Magazine, April 23, 2012
  • !0 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Sponsored a local fund raising event for the Hope House

Educational Background

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


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

Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Industry Groups

  • Medical/Legal
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Office Location for Jeffrey A. Mitchell

3850 N. Causeway Blvd
Suite 1500
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504-309-5000

Fax: 504-309-5007

Last Updated: 10/1/2021

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