Gerard E. Mitchell Partner

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Gerard E. Mitchell represents victims of medical malpractice or other acts of negligence.  He is consistently listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America, which named him Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year 2014-2015 in the Washington D.C. Area.  The April 2002 Washingtonian Magazine described him as having the "reputation as the area's most effective medical-malpractice attorney."

Mr. Mitchell is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He is former President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and was Washington, DC TLA’s Lawyer of the Year in 1984.  He also serves as the President of the Youth Leadership Foundation, an organization that offers character and academic training for inner-city youth.

Mr. Mitchell graduated from Georgetown University and the University of Virginia School of Law. where he was Notes and Decisions Editor of the Virginia Law Review. He and his wife, Germana, have nine children.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year Washington, D.C. Medical Malpractice Law - 2010 and 2015
  • Best Lawyers® Washington D.C.
  • SuperLawyers® Washington, D.C."Top 100 Lawyers in the D.C. Area" 
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 out of 10, Top Attorney - Medical Malpractice
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. - 1984

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Community & Professional Activities

Gerry has a long history of activity in community affairs, and currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF). YLF operates two successful programs for D.C. youth grades 3 through 10 - the Tenley Achievement Program (TAP) for boys and the Program for Academic and Leadership Skills (PALS) for girls. With its emphasis on the twin goals of Character and Competence, YLF produces stunning results - 97% of YLF students graduate from high school and start college. Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP is also a major sponsor of YLF's Johnny Holliday Scholarship Classic, which is one of YLF's two principal fundraisers. YLF currently serves 350 inner-city students each year.

Member, Board of Directors, Catholic Information Center

Member, Board of Directors, Religious Freedom Institute

Member and Past President, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (Vice President, 1977-1978; President, 1978-1979)

Member, Superior Court Civil Rules Advisory Committee

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates

Member, Maryland Association for Justice

Member, The Counsellors (President, 1989-1990)

Member, Lawyers' Club of Washington

Member, Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Member, Montgomery County Bar Association

901 15th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005  |  Phone: 202.737.7777
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  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


University of Virginia Law School, J.D.

  • Notes and Decisions Editor, The Virginia Law Review

Georgetown University