Profile Details


Firm Name:
The Cochran Firm
Medical Plaintiff
First Name:
Jeffrey A.
Last Name:
(504) 309-5000
Zip Code:
Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice Plaintiff

Mr. Mitchell was born in Mobile, Alabama on April 7, 1963. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He attended Louisiana State University, The Paul M. Hebert, School of Law from which he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1989.
During law school, Mr. Mitchell was awarded the Outstanding Oral Advocate award by Mr. F. Lee Bailey during the F. Lee Bailey National Moot Court Competition. Mr. Mitchell's team placed second in the country. Mr. Mitchell was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was a finalist in the school's Flory Trial competition.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Mitchell is admitted to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court, and all Louisiana State District and Appellate Courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Mitchell is also admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Mitchell has been admitted pro hac vice (on a temporary, case by case basis) in Mississippi and Alabama.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Mitchell has focused his practice primarily in the area of Medical Malpractice. Mr Mitchell is one of approximately 12 lawyers in Louisiana to be Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Cases by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

Awards and Honors

Mr. Mitchell was featured in the April 23, 2012 edition of Newsweek Magazine as one of the Nationwide Leading Attorneys in Medical Malpractice. Only 19 attorneys nationwide were featured overall and only 11 were featured in the area of medical malpractice.

Mr. Mitchell was also selected for inclusion in both the 2012 and 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.

Mr. Mitchell was also selected for inclusion in both the 2012 and 2013 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of medical malpractice. Only 5 percent of the attorneys in the State of Louisiana are named to the very prestigous list.

Mr. Mitchell has been selected as a National Finalist of the Lawdragon's annual guide to the Leading Lawyers in America. Approximately 3,000 lawyers are awarded the status of National Finalist each year out of the 1.1 million U.S. lawyers. Lawdragon selected the National Finalists (also known as the Lawdragon 3000) from more than 25,000 nominees who were identified through independent research and online submissions, then selected through an intensive three-month peer review, client evaluation and editorial process.

Mr. Mitchell is also the recipient of the prestigous Leadership in Law award for 2010. This award is given to the Top 50 attorneys in New Orleans as judged by a panel of professionals at New Orleans City Business Magazine.

Mr. Mitchell was also named to the American Trial Lawyers Top 100 trial lawyers from 2007-2010. In December 2009, Mr. Mitchell was named as one of the Top Lawyers in Medical Malpractice by New Orleans Magazine.

Positions Held

Mr. Mitchell is currently the founding partner of The Cochran Firm, Metairie. Mr. Mitchell is the Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section for The Cochran Firm, U.S.A. and is also a member of the Management Committee of the National Firm. Mr. Mitchell was also the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Mitchell also is currently one of the ten members of the Executive Committee for the Louisiana Association for Justice.

Presentations and Articles

Mr. Mitchell has authored numerous legal articles and been a frequent lecturer at legal Seminars. Mr. Mitchell has also been interviewed and featured in the publication City Business on several occasions.
Practicing States-:
Sate Bar #s:
Louisiana 19711