Jim Mitchell brings extensive experience representing clients seeking to recover damages in significant personal injury and wrongful death cases. Before forming PayneMitchell Law Group with Andy Payne, he was a partner in Brown, Sawicki and Mitchell L.L.P. of Dallas, Texas, and also with the Law Offices of Fred Misko. Jim is board certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a member of both the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Oklahoma. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University, where he served as editor of the Southwestern Law Review.
Jim’s practice areas include product liability, medical malpractice, general negligence, nursing home negligence and class actions. His years of experience have made him adept at helping clients deal with not only the legal issues but also the personal challenges that come with a life-changing event.
Jim is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the American Association for Justice. He has been a Director of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (1998-2009) and a Director and Fellow of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1999-2008). He is a highly regarded speaker, and has made influential presentations at universities, foundations and other legal organizations, as well as publishing articles in a number of professional journals. He has served on the State Bar Grievance Committee and as Chair for numerous Bar Association committees. Jim has been selected as a Texas Monthly Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2003, an honor less than 5% of lawyers statewide receive.
Jim has tried dozens of cases to jury verdict since he began practicing in 1987. He obtained the first successful verdict against an automotive manufacturer in Dallas County involving a defective side airbag. He was also lead counsel in the first class action ever certified involving life insurance fraud.
Contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.252.1888 to move your case forward.