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Steven J. Mitchel

Adjunct Professor of Law
JD Program
sm603@nova.edu

Education

  • J.D., cum laude University of Miami School of Law, 1988
  • B.A, Tufts University, 1985

Steve Mitchel has been a frontline, first chair trial attorney since 1988, practicing in state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida and across the United States. In his three decades of practice, Mr. Mitchel has maintained a diverse caseload and has represented individuals in catastrophic medical malpractice and personal injury cases, entrepreneurs in complex business disputes, physicians and hospitals in defending professional negligence claims, as well as closely held private and public corporations in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters.  His vast civil trial experience includes jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and appeals. As a result of his success, he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is regularly asked to serve as an invited lecturer at professional seminars for plaintiff's lawyers, defense lawyers and members of the Bar. Additionally, he has served as an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Mitchel was previously appointed by the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners to serve as a Special Master to hear Code Enforcement matters. In this quasi-judicial setting, his Orders had the force of law unless timely appealed to an appropriate forum.  Likewise, Mr. Mitchel was part of the inaugural group of adjunct professors who were hired to teach the Civil PreTrial course at the program's inception in the Shepard Broad College of Law in 1999.

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