Denis C. Mitchell Partner

T: 202.661.0917


Denis C. Mitchell is an experienced trial attorney and focuses his practice on representing individuals and families who have suffered life-altering injuries or who have lost love ones. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients and has tried cases before multiple state and federal courts in the region.  Mr. Mitchell's fellow plaintiffs’ lawyers recognized him as D.C.’s Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2014.  He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers® and SuperLawyers® as a leading practitioner in medical negligence since 2011.

Mr. Mitchell has held leadership positions in several organizations, including President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Chair of the D.C. Bar Tort Law Section. He has written for quarterly publications and made presentations on important civil cases handed down by state and federal courts in the District of Columbia.  His is also an Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Mitchell became fluent in Spanish after spending a year teaching and studying in the Economics Department at the University of Navarre in Pamplona, Spain.

Prior to joining Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner LLP, Mr. Mitchell was a litigation associate at Piper Rudnick, LLP (now DLA Piper) in Baltimore, Maryland, where he litigated patent and trademark cases and commercial disputes.

Honors & Awards

2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year

  • An honor bestowed by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Denis Mitchell Best Lawyer    

Representative Matters

Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury 

  • Lead counsel in $8.3 million verdict in wrongful death/medical malpractice case in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County on behalf of local mother and restaurant proprietor who died during a medical procedure.  Believed to be the largest verdict in that county.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar recovery on behalf of patient (and her family) who suffered severe brain injury due to negligent emergency medical care. 
  • Obtained multi-million dollar recovery on behalf of patient (and his family) who suffered serious stroke resulting from medication error.  
  • Successful representation of multiple victims of commercial motor vehicle accidents involving tractor trailers, school buses, and other commercial vehicles.
  • Successful representation of multiple patients who received unnecessary stents. 
  • Successful representation of patient who suffered brain injury resulting from improperly treated meningitis. 
  • Co-counsel in multi-million dollar verdict on behalf of consumers in home mortgage/loan closing fraud cases. 
  • Successful representation of multiple stroke victims who suffered life-altering brain injuries. 
  • For more information about other matters where Denis Mitchell has successfully represented victims of medical negligence or other cases involving catastrophic injuries please contact Jocelyn Gould at 202.661.0944.

Community & Professional Activities

Member, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Chair, D.C. Bar Tort Law Section

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University School of Law, 2007-Present

1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20036  |  Phone: 202.737.7777
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  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.

  • Notes and Comments Editor, Maryland Law Review
  • Member, Order of the Coif

University of Virginia, B.A. 

University of Navarre in Pamplona, Spain