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Cynthia (Cindy) Mitchell is of suggest with the law firm of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. Ms. Mitchell acquired her Bachelor of Arts diploma from Indiana University in 1981, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with an Honors Degree. She obtained her J.D. from Harvard University Law School in 1981, graduating cum laude.

Ms. Mitchell’s practice consists of fashionable litigation, private damage, industrial litigation, and scientific malpractice. She has treated numerous and sundry appellate cases. She become a member of the litigation team representing Bob Wilson and Alwyn Luckey towards Richard Scruggs of the Fall of the House of Zeus reputation.

Ms. Mitchell is admitted to exercise earlier than all nation courts in…

Cynthia (Cindy) Mitchell is of suggest with the regulation company of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. Ms. Mitchell acquired her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in 1981, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with an Honors Degree. She acquired her J.D. from Harvard University Law School in 1981, graduating cum laude.

Ms. Mitchell’s practice includes widespread litigation, non-public injury, commercial litigation, and medical malpractice. She has handled severa and varied appellate instances. She became a member of the litigation crew representing Bob Wilson and Alwyn Luckey against Richard Scruggs of the Fall of the House of Zeus fame.

Ms. Mitchell is admitted to exercise earlier than all nation courts in Mississippi, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the Western District of Tennessee, and the Fifth and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Mitchell is a member of the Mississippi State Bar Association, Mississippi Association for Justice (President 2016-17; Vice President 2015-sixteen; Treasurer 2014-15; Secretary, 2012-thirteen; Parliamentarian 2011-12), American Association of Justice, and the Coahoma County Bar Association (President, 1990-ninety one). She presently serves at the Rules Advisory Committee to the Mississippi Supreme Court and as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. She served at the Professionalism Committee of the Mississippi Bar Association from 2006-2011 and served as chair of the Mentoring Subcommittee from 2009-2011. She additionally served at the Women in Profession Committee of the Mississippi Bar Association from 2007-2011. Ms. Mitchell has also served at the Complaint Tribunal of the Mississippi Bar Association.

Ms. Mitchell has been actively involved in both the Mississippi Bar Association and Mississippi Association for Justice. She has served as the representative to the Board of Bar Commissioners for the Eleventh Circuit Court District, as President of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and a long term MVLP Board member. She additionally served as chair of the Amicus Committee of the Mississippi Association for Justice from 2006-2010 and most recently as President of the Association. She continues as a member of the Amicus Committee and has written and assisted on severa appellate briefs on troubles of importance within the civil justice device, along with the difficulty of the constitutionality of caps for noneconomic damages under Mississippi law.

Ms. Mitchell is likewise active inside the network and obtained the Mississippi State Bar’s Lawyer Citizenship Award in 2012. She serves at the Board of Trustees of Coahoma Community College and the Board of Directors of Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort and Shelter. She is an avid runner, having run 11 marathons, including Boston, and extremely marathons, and is race director for numerous local 5k and 8k races.

Professional Associations and Memberships

- Mississippi State Bar Association, 1982 – Present

-- Lawyer Citizenship Award, 2012

- Mississippi Association for Justice, 1985 – Present

-- Beyond the Call of Duty Award, 2011

-- Women’s Caucus, Excellence in Achievement Award, 2012

-- Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016

Honors and Awards

- Listed in Super Attorneys / Lawyers and Most 50 Women Attorneys within the Mid-South, 2009 – to offer

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- Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, Beyond the Call of Duty Award, 2010

Published Works

- “Third Party Practice,” Voir Dire, July/August 1987 (coauthor)

Reported Cases

- Darby v. U.S., 878 F.Supp.2nd 692 (N.D.Miss 2012)

- Burnwatt v. ENT Consultants NM, PLLC, 47 So.3d 109 (Miss. 2010)

- Nowlin v. Lafayette County, Miss. 2010 WL 4022762, 3:10CV45 (N.D.Miss. October

13, 2010)

- Webster v. USAA Cas. Ins. Co., 2007 WL 2127594, No. 1:05CV715 (S.D.Miss. July

23, 2007)

- Luckey v. Scruggs, 2005 WL 5976554, 1:05CV89 (N.D.Miss. May 26, 2005)

- Wilson v. Scruggs, 371 F.Supp.second 837 (S.D.Miss 2005)

- Vaughn v. Monticello Ins. Co., 838 So.second 983 (Miss. App. 2001)

- Tatum v. Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., 83 F.3d 121, Blue Sky L. Rep. P 74,094, Comm. Fut. L. Rep. P 26,693 (5th Cir. 1996)

- City of Clarksdale v. Briarwood, Inc., 675 So.2d 1252 (Miss. App. 1995)

- Tatum v. Smith, 887 F.Supp. 918, Comm. Fut. L. Rep. P 26,474 (N.D.Miss.1995)

- Williams v. Chism, 164 B.R. 735 (N.D.Miss. 1994)

- Roberson v. Farm Credit Bank of Texas, 818 F.Supp. 933 (N.D.Miss. 1993)

- Drake v. Miller, 606 So.2nd 611 (Miss. 1992)

- Senatobia Community Hosp. v. Orr, 607 So.2d 1224 (Miss. 1992)

- Scott v. Ball, 595 So.2nd 848 (Miss. 1992)

- Long Term Care, Inc. v. Jesco, Inc., 560 So.second 717 (Miss. 1990)

- Bernhardt By and Through Bernhardt v. Richardson-Merrell, Inc., 892 F.second 440 (5th Cir. 1990)

- Robinson v. Bump, 894 F.second 758 1990 (5th Cir. 1990)

- Wickline v. U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Co., 530 So.2d 708 (Miss. 1988)

- Blalock v. U.S., 695 F.Supp. 874, sixty two A.F.T.R.2nd 88-5803, 88-2 USTC P 9495 (N.D.Miss.1988)

- Sacco v. Gordon, 515 So.2nd 906 (Miss. 1987)

- Mississippi Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co. v. Garrett, 487 So.2nd 1320 (Miss. 1986)

- Burdette v. Crump, 472 So.second 959 (Miss. 1985)

- Walters v. Walters, 469 So.2nd 1260 (Miss. 1985)

- Howard v. Young, 450 So.second ninety (Miss. 1984)
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. Attorneys At Law

Practise Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
Law Firm Position

Member

Admission Info

Admitted in United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
1982, Mississippi
1982, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1982, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
1982, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
1982, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
1982, United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
United States Supreme Court

Payment Type

Free consulting carrier
Fixed hourly rates
Fixed costs available

Start at the Faculty of Law
Harvard Law School

Class of 1981
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended

Indiana University
Class of 1978
A.B.
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Birth Date and City

Born in 1957
Ackerman, Mississippi, August 27, 1957


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Clarksdale

30 Delta Avenue
P.O. Box 1388
Clarksdale, MS  38614
U.S.A.
Clarksdale30 Delta Avenue P.O. Box 1388