Cynthia I. Mitchell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Clarksdale, MS

Merkel & Cocke, P.A.
 | 30 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 877-837-8606
Fax: 662-627-3592
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017, 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Cynthia I. Mitchell is of counsel at Merkel & Cocke, P.A., in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Ms. Mitchell works with commercial litigation and personal injury cases involving medical malpractice, product liability and other issues. She represents clients in Clarksdale and the Jackson, Mississippi, area.

    Ms. Mitchell graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree. She went on to graduate cum laude with a law degree from Harvard Law School. She holds licenses to practice law before all Mississippi state courts, as well as federal courts in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Active in her legal community, Ms. Mitchell belongs to the Coahoma County Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar and the American Association for Justice. She is active in the Mississippi Association for Justice, and over the years has served as the organization’s president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and parliamentarian, as well as on its amicus committee.

    Additionally, Ms. Mitchell is a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Supreme Court Rules Committee. She is AV Preeminent* peer review rated through Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting her high ethical standards and legal capability.

    Committed to pro bono work, Ms. Mitchell is a former president and board member of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project. She serves her local community as a member of the Coahoma Community College Board of Trustees and sitting on the board of directors for the Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort & Shelter. In recognition of her efforts, the Mississippi Bar honored her with its Lawyer Citizenship Award in 2012.

    *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.


    Office Locations:

    Clarksdale Office
    30 Delta Avenue
    Clarksdale, MS 38614
    Phone: 662-302-2812
    Secondary phone: 877-790-0943

    Oxford Office
    2090 Old Taylor Road
    Suite 207
    Oxford, MS 38655
    Phone: 662-236-0080

    Jackson Office
    622 Duling Avenue
    Suite 221
    Jackson, MS 39216
    Phone: 601-653-1103

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Appellate
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Appeals, Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017, 2020

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    About Cynthia Mitchell

    Admitted: 1982, Mississippi

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Mississippi State Bar Association     Professionalism Committee, 2006-present     Committee on Minorities in the Profession, 1995
    • American Association for Justice (Member 1985 - present)    Mississippi State Delegate, 2009-present
    • Mississippi Association for Justice     Executive Committee, 2007-08, 2009-present     Board of Governors, 1988-90, 1995-97, 2006-present     Chair, Amicus Committee, 2006-present     Chair, Women's Caucus, 2008-09     Legislative Committee, 1988-99, Co-Chair, 2004-05

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, Jonestown Family Center, 2008
    • Clarksdale Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce     Race Director, Delta Jubilee 5k Run, 1994
    • Board of Trustees, Coahoma Community College, 2008
    • Clarksdale Noon Lions Club     President 2005-06     Vice President, 2003-04, 2004-05
    • Member, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer Project, 1982
    • Clarksdale Downtown Development Association    Race Director, Juke Joint Festival 5k, 2006


    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Qualified for and completed Boston Marathon, 2003, 2004

    Educational Background:

    • A.B., magna cum laude, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1978
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    Office Location for Cynthia I. Mitchell

    30 Delta Avenue
    Clarksdale, MS 38614

    Phone: 877-837-8606

    Fax: 662-627-3592

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    Last Updated: 11/19/2020

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