Harris, Caddell & Shanks, P.C.
Phil D. Mitchell
Phil D. Mitchell

Mitchell-Phil  Phil D. Mitchell

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Phone: 256-340-8037
Fax: 256-340-8039
E-Mail: pmitchell@harriscaddell.com  
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Jennie W. Taylor
256-340-8025
jtaylor@harriscaddell.com

Phil Mitchell is a general practice attorney, whose practice includes a strong emphasis in litigation (both civil and criminal), contract and commercial law, residential and commercial real estate transactions, corporate and business law and general business transactions.

Phil has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, including business disputes, misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. His courtroom experience is extensive, and includes civil and criminal trial work at all levels, from small claims cases to complex civil litigation and jury trials. Phil has been very successful in representing businesses as well as victims of automobile accidents, work related injuries, fraud and faulty construction. Phil’s clients include individuals, landlords (of both apartments complexes and rental homes), banks and other lending institutions, churches and other charitable organizations, builders and construction contractors, physicians, municipalities and various business owners and entities. Phil has a steady transactional practice varying from home purchases and mortgage loan closings, to wills and corporate matters -- including the formation, sale or purchase of business entities and properties. He has also helped numerous people obtain the Social Security Disability and SSI benefits they were due, but initially denied.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Alabama

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, JD 1991
  • Jacksonville State University, BS with Special Honors in Finance, 1987

 Professional Associations

  • Alabama Bar Association
    • Commissioner, 8th Judicial Circuit 2008 - 2014
  • Chairman, Committee to on Access to Legal Services (charged with oversight of Alabama’s statewide Volunteer Lawyers Program)
  • Morgan County Bar Association
  • Chairman, Morgan County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Member, Bench and Bar Committee (committee to address local issues involving Morgan County court system)
  • Member, NAPIL

Honors

  • Recipient, Alabama State Bar Association's Pro Bono Award for service to the Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.
  • Member of Who's Who in American Law,
  • Honored Member of Strathmore's Who's Who Millennium Edition,
  • Member of The Contemporary Who’s Who of Professionals,
  • Three time recognition as an Outstanding Young Man of America,

Civic Activities and Other Experiences

  • Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (President 2013-2015 ; Board Member 2008 - )
  • Decatur – Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
  • Kiwanis Club of Decatur (President 2007-2008 ; Director 2004-2009)
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • Member, Business Affairs Committee of the North Alabama Presbytery
  • Cub Scout Leader, Pack 260
  • Ducks Unlimited
    • National Trustee
    • District and Area Committee Chairman
    • Alabama Strategic Planning Chairman
  • Contributing author for the book The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make and How to Avoid Them
  • Frequent lecturer on topic of Alabama’s recently enacted Landlord Tenant Act
  • Local counsel, The American Cancer Society, Morgan County Chapter
  • Counsel, Helping Adolescents in Need of Direction and Supervision (HANDS)
  • Counsel, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Morgan County, Inc.
  • Board Member - Committee on Church Cooperation
  • Board Member - Friends of Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
  • Chairman - Alabama State Bar's Task Force for Celebrate Pro Bono Week 2010
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Harris, Caddell & Shanks, P.C.
214 Johnston Street, S.E., P.O. Box 2688
Decatur, Alabama, 35601 USA
256.340.8000