our team

Byron J. Mitchell, Esq.

P 703-782-8901

Email: bmitchell@mitchell-lawgrp.com


Since 1994, Byron J Mitchell has devoted his practice to defending healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. One of the most prolific medical malpractice trial attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area, between June 2014 and October 2016, Mr. Mitchell tried nineteen medical malpractice jury trials in Virginia and Maryland.  He obtained defense verdicts in seventeen of them. The two outliers resulted in hung juries. In both instances, the jury was 6-1 for the defense; and the plaintiffs ultimately dismissed the cases rather than retry them.


A partner at LeClairRyan from 2005-2008 and Rawls, McNelis + Mitchell, PC from 2008-2016, Mr. Mitchell launched his own firm with members of his team on September 1, 2016.




• University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, J.D. (1994)

• Colgate University, Hamilton, New York. B.A., English (1988)




• Commonwealth of Virginia, 1995

• Maryland, 1995

• District of Columbia, 1995

• United States Supreme Court, 2011

• United States Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1996


Areas of Practice


• Medical Malpractice Defense

• State Board Licensing and Credentialing


Awards, Professional Associations, and Services


• Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

• Six Million Defense Verdicts, Virginia Lawyers Weekly – 2015

• Six Million Dollar Defense Verdicts, Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2014

• Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine 2011-2017

• Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law 2013-2017

• Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

• District of Columbia Bar Association

• Virginia Bar Association

• Maryland Bar Association

• American Bar Association

• Guest Lecturer on Medical Malpractice Issues for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (San Francisco, 2012, Chicago, 2013, and New Orleans, 2014)