James Todd Mitchell earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law where he graduated with honors. When he was in law school, Todd clerked for then Superior Court Judge William Ray. Judge Ray later served as a justice on the Georgia Court of Appeals and is now a Federal District Court Judge. Todd obtained valuable behind-the-curtains insight into how how judicial decisions are made.
After law school, Todd found his home in Augusta, Georgia. He earned his reputation for being a hard-working trial attorney by managing large caseloads at the Public Defender’s Office. Despite having a high caseload, Todd proved himself as a winner in the courtroom, achieving wins for clients through jury trials and through negotiating on behalf of his clients. Amongst these wins include acquittals in many jury trials including murder and rape, getting cases dismissed through negotiation, and getting a murder conviction overturned on appeal and replaced with a significantly reduced sentence.
Todd was the managing attorney for the felony and appellate division where he oversaw the operations of more than 20 Superior Court lawyers representing clients in the Augusta Judicial Circuit.
Todd is committed to fighting for freedom. He has never been a prosecutor asking the judge to sent defendants to prison. He has always been on the side of the falsely accused, the over-charged, and the innocent.
Todd brings his passion for aggressive, competent, and knowledgeable criminal defense to the J Todd Mitchell Law Firm where he continues to focus solely on criminal defense.
In his free time, Todd is a live music enthusiast and avid runner, having completed multiple marathons.
University of Georgia School of Law, Cum Laude 2011
University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Magna Cum Laude 2008