Thomas M. Mitchell, born in Rome, Georgia, 1968; admitted to bar, 1993, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia. 

Education: University of Virginia (B.A., with distinction, 1990); University of Georgia (J.D., magna cum laude, 1993).  Phi Beta Kappa.  Order of the Coif.  Editorial Board, 1991-1992, Articles Editor, 1992-1993, Georgia Law Review.

Biography:  Law Clerk to the Honorable Harold L. Murphy, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Georgia, 1993-1995. Associate, Boyce, Ekonomou & Atkinson, 1995-1996. Partner, Carothers & Mitchell, LLC, 1996-Present. City Attorney, City of Statham, 2002-2020.  City Attorney, City of Hoschton, 2002-2020. City Attorney, City of Snellville, 2003-2007.City Attorney, City of Hiawassee, 2017-present. Special Assistant Attorney General, 2017-present. City Attorney, City of Demorest, 2021-present.

Member: Gwinnett County Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Defense Research Institute.

Other:  Leadership Gwinnett Class of 1997-1998; Leadership Gwinnett Steering Committee, 2000-2005, Leadership Gwinnett Board of Trustees, 2005-present; Secretary, 2010-2012.  Frequent speaker for National Business Institute, Georgia Association of Zoning Administrators, and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, on such topics as “Eminent Domain from Start to Finish,” “Resolving Local Access and Road Disputes,” “Legal Issues Involving Local Governments,” and “Discretionary Appeals in Zoning Cases.”

PRACTICE AREAS:    General Civil Litigation; Local Government Law; Eminent Domain; Zoning and Land Use; Civil Rights.