Geoffrey A. Mitchell is a civil defense litigator who has considerable experience representing multi-national corporations and insurance carrier clients in a wide range of employment law and insurance litigation matters.
As a civil defense litigator, Geoffrey has significant experience all areas of motion and trial practice in state and federal courts, as well as before government agencies. His aggressive, professional and results-driven approach to his advocacy allows him the ability to quickly analyze and dissect opposing arguments to limit their legal impact and has been instrumental in obtaining excellent results for his clients.
Prior to joining Deutsch Kerrigan’s Civil Litigation Department, Geoffrey was an associate at a multi-state law firm where his practice focused on representing private employers in numerous areas of employment law, including sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, race, sex, age and disability discrimination matters, as well as claims and issues arising under Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and FLSA, with particular emphasis on acting as outside general counsel to oil and gas companies in nationwide wage and hour class and collective action litigation under the FLSA. Geoffrey was also an associate at a local boutique civil litigation firm where his practice focused on defending insurance companies in a broad range of insurance defense matters, including asbestos litigation, general liability, construction defect, toxic tort, medical malpractice, personal injury, trucking and uniform motor carrier liability and premises liability claims in state, federal and administrative courts in Louisiana and Mississippi.
While attending law school, Geoffrey was a senior staff member of the Business Law Review, worked as a legal intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation-Appellate Section and served as a litigation clerk at a law firm in Washington, D.C.
He is an avid sportsman, and enjoys playing lacrosse, water skiing and snowboarding.