Paul E. Mitchell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Boston, MA

Mitchell & DeSimone
101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-737-8300
Fax: 617-737-8390
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Paul E. Mitchell is a co-founder of and a partner at Mitchell & DeSimone. His firm has offices in both Boston and Worcester, and he provides representation to individuals and companies throughout Suffolk, Worcester, Norfolk, Essex, Plymouth, and Middlesex counties and other portions of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Mitchell attended Ohio Wesleyan University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. He then went on to pursue his legal education in Boston at Suffolk Law School, and in 1987, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. Later that same year, Mr. Mitchell was admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and he subsequently was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Mr. Mitchell has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters. A large portion of his practice is dedicated to insurance coverage, and in this regard, he provides defense counsel to insurance companies in cases involving first-party and third-party claims. Mr. Mitchell’s work in this area of the law has included cases based on asbestos exposure, motor vehicle accidents, environmental claims, liquor liability, mass torts, employment law and general business matters. He has also represented insurance company clients in subrogation claims involving workers’ compensation, contamination, construction defects and general liability.

In addition to his defense work, Mr. Mitchell has represented plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, helping them to receive compensation for the losses that they have incurred due to the negligence of other parties. His overall track record has earned him the respect of his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*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
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%General Litigation


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

About Paul E. Mitchell

Admitted: 1987, Massachusetts

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  • Tried more than 225 jury trial in MA, achieving some of the most notable and significant results

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S Court of Appeals (First Circuit)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Professional Associations - Member, Mass Bar Association, Dukes County Bar Association
  • Founder, Marshall – Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, Suffolk University Law School
  • Member, Board of Directors and president of several community organization
  • Founding partner of Mitchell & DeSimone, 1993 , previously associate at Morrison, Mahoney & Miller

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Taught and spoken at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education classes regarding trial practice and evidence


  • AV Rated  - highest rating for legal ability and professional standards from Martindale Hubbell, Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized by peers as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Superlawyers

Representative Clients

  • Represent both plaintiffs and defendants in civil matters including general liability matters, personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, commercial litigation,  and construction litigation
  • Committed to incredibly thorough pre-trial preparation and presentation, exceptional client communication, expert witness selection and preparation  to ensure the best possible recovery of result for the client

Educational Background

  • Ohio Wesleyan University
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Office Location for Paul E. Mitchell

101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: 617-737-8300

Fax: 617-737-8390

Last Updated: 5/6/2021

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