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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 - 2021
Licensed in Mississippi Since: 1982
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%), Appellate (30%), Civil Litigation: Defense (10%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (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: Defense
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

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


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017, 2020 - 2021

About Cynthia I. Mitchell

First Admitted: 1982

Professional Webpage:


Educational Background

  • A.B., magna cum laude, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1978

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Qualified for and completed Boston Marathon, 2003, 2004

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
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Office Location for Cynthia I. Mitchell

30 Delta Avenue
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone: 877-837-8606

Fax: 662-627-3592

Last Updated: 11/20/2020

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