Byron J. Mitchell, Esq.

Fredericksburg, VA

Since 1994, Byron has devoted his practice to defending healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Byron is one of the most prolific and successful trial attorneys in the area.  He is also a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and after careful investigation to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.  Less than 1 percent of lawyers are in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

A partner at LeClairRyan from 2005-2008 and Rawls, McNelis + Mitchell, PC from 2008-2016, Byron launched his own firm with members of his team on September 1, 2016. Byron also serves as outside general counsel for Piedmont Liability Trust.

  • 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
  • District of Columbia, 1995
  • Maryland, 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1996
  • United States Supreme Court, 2011
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • State Board Licensing and Credentialing
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, The Barristers of Washington, DC
  • Defense Verdicts, Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine 2011-2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law
  • 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)