University of Virginia, B.A. with Highest Distinction in American Government, 1978
Stanford University School of Law, J.D. 1981
Richard Mitchell is an adjunct professor, teaching a seminar in Pretrial Litigation Techniques to third year law students with Professor Andi Curcio.
He is a partner with Mitchell & Shapiro LLP. He concentrates on personal injury matters, including medical malpractice, trucking and auto wrecks, and aviation crashes. In December of 2003 and 2014, he was voted by his peers in Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” in the personal injury area. From 2003-2021 the readers of Atlanta Magazine voted him a “Georgia Super Lawyer” in personal injury litigation. He is regarded as one of the most experienced personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers in the Atlanta, Georgia area and has received the highest possible professional rating, Martindale-Hubble's AV Preeminent rating, consecutively for 20 years. He is a successful veteran of more than 150 trials, arbitrations, and mediations. He also currently serves on the board of the Georgia Innocence Project.