Kelli L. Mitchell PA
Marital & Family Law
& Mediation

Personalized Legal Representation

At Kelli L. Mitchell PA, our practice is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of aggressive and compassionate representation in all aspects of family law matters with a special focus on goal oriented settlement negotiations and mediation.  We take the time to fully understand your present situation and future goals in order to establish a customized strategy that best suits your needs. Whether your case requires litigation or can be resolved through settlement negotiations, our client-centered approach is backed by years of legal expertise and aggressive representation necessary to protect your best interests and resolve your particular case effectively and efficiently.

Kelli L. Mitchell PA also provides private family law mediation services represented and self-represented parties.



From marital and family law matters to mediations, we have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to map out a tailored strategy and see you through all aspects of your case.

Kelli L Mitchell, P.A. Headshot July 2020


Family law cases require an aggressive, yet compassionate approach that respects your past and protects your future. Our goal is not only to provide excellent legal representation, but also to give every client the individual attention they deserve.



This relatively modern approach to resolving legal disputes allows us to facilitate creative negotiations with your spouse outside of the courtroom in order to create an amicable agreement for all aspects of your divorce.



Kelli L. Mitchell is licensed to practice in law in the State of Florida and dedicates her practice to personal injury and marital and family law matters and all aspects dissolution of marriage, including custody and timesharing, alimony, the division of assets and liabilities (equitable distribution), collaborative divorce, post judgment enforcement and modification, paternity, marital settlement agreements, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, along with offering family law mediation services for represented and pro se parties.

A member of the Tampa Bay community for over 30 years, Kelli received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.
During her final year of law school, she served as a Certified Legal Intern with the Pinellas County State Attorney’s office, primarily appearing in Dependency Court. After graduating from law school, Ms. Mitchell began her career in family law working as an associate attorney in a prestigious Tampa firm, gaining a high level of experience and knowledge in all areas of marital and family law litigation, including involvement in high net worth and high conflict cases. In early 2013, Kelli completed an advanced level of training in the collaborative method of dispute resolution and can now offer clients an alternative to traditional divorce and post-judgment litigation.

After gaining extensive experience and a solid reputation for excellence, Ms. Mitchell opened Kelli L. Mitchell PA in 2015 starting out with a primary focus on family law, including litigation, collaborative divorce, and mediation. Since opening her firm, she has continued to aggressively represent clients in all family law matters with integrity, knowledge, and dedication. In addition to family law, she has expanded her practice to include family law mediation services, along with personal injury representation, following in the footsteps and training of her father, Joe M. Mitchell, Jr., also an attorney, who has represented clients in personal injury and criminal defense matters for over 50 years.

Ms. Mitchell has been practicing law for over ten years. In addition to her practice, she is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and a member of the Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Stann W. Givens Family Law Inn of Tampa – American Inns of Court, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Ms. Mitchell also serves on the Board of Directors for Jacob’s Touch Foundation and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tampa. Ms. Mitchell formerly served on the Executive Council for the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and served on the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee from 2017 – 2020. Ms. Mitchell is a lifelong equestrian and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and two dogs.

Honors and Awards

  • ​2023 Florida Super Lawyers​
  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers​
  • ​2021 Florida Super Lawyers​
  • ​Rising Star SuperLawyers 2020​
  • ​Rising Star Super Lawyers 2019​
  • ​Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2017​
  • ​Certified Member Lawyers of Distinction 2016​
  • ​Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2015​
  • ​Legal Elite Florida Trend 2014​
  • ​Exceptional Pro Bono Service Supreme Court of Florida, Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, and the Florida Pro bono Coordinators Association 2014​
  • ​Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2014​
  • ​Client Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2012​
  • ​William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award Stetson University College of Law 2010​

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Co-Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Collaborative Section, 2023-2024 term​
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Marital and Family Law Section 2010 - Present​
  • ​Florida Bar, Family Law Section Member 2010 - Present​
  • ​The Junior League of Tampa Sustaining Member 2003 - Present​
  • ​Florida Bar Grievance Committee 2017 - 2019​
  • ​Bay Area Legal Services Sustaining Law Firm 2016 - 2017​
  • ​Hillsborough County Bar Association Executive Committee Member 2014 - 2019​
  • ​Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa Member 2011 - 2018​

Community Service and Involvement

  • ​Serves on the Board of Directors for Jacob’s Touch, an organization devoted to providing grants for families with autistic children​
  • ​Former Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Tampa​


Some disputes can only be resolved in the courtroom. Other, through settlement negotiations and mediation. Each case is unique, and you need an attorney with the flexibility, experience, and knowledge to handle it all. Whatever your case requires, the law offices of Kelli L. Mitchell PA are committed to meeting the specific needs of your family law or personal injury matter.

Family Law

Matters related to family law can present a number of unique challenges that affect everything from personal finances to family relationships. At Kelli L. Mitchell PA, our practice is dedicated to all aspects of family law, including dissolution of marriage, collaborative divorce, post-judgment enforcement and modification, and marital agreements. We take the time to fully understand your present situation and future goals in order to establish a customized strategy that best suits your family’s needs.

Whether your case requires litigation or can be settled through mediation or collaborative negotiations, our compassionate, client-centered approach is backed by the legal expertise and aggressive representation necessary to protect your best interests.

  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Equitable Distribution of Assets and Liabilities
  • Alimony and Child Support
  • Parenting Plans: Timesharing and Custody
  • Enforcement and Contempt
  • Premarital, Prenuptial, and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Annulments
  • Modification of Timesharing, Child Support, and Alimony

Mediation is a commonly used method to settle family law cases, and in many districts, parties to a divorce or other family law dispute must attempt to resolve their differences through mediation before seeking resolution from the court.  However, when settlement cannot be achieved or is no longer a viable option, you need an aggressive, detail-oriented, and experienced litigator to ask the right questions, gather the right evidence, strategically prepare, and confidently present a solid case in the courtroom.   Ms. Mitchell has litigated a broad spectrum of family law disputes, including divorce, modifications and paternity actions, and has ample experience in the courtroom.

Family Law Mediation

More often than not, litigating a family law case is very expensive, time-consuming, and extraordinarily stressful. In lieu of litigation, mediation is one alternative to resolving your family law case in a more efficient and less costly manner. In addition, mediation allows the parties much more control over the outcome than what is often found when a judge makes a final decision on issues that are important to you.

Mediation involves the use of a specially trained, neutral third party who assists the parties in negotiating and reaching a settlement. Mediators do not provide legal advice but may offer creative options and solutions that facilitate a settlement. All negotiations conducted during a formal mediation remain confidential, regardless of whether or not a settlement is reached, and are conducted in an office dedicated to mediation, not a courtroom.

All matters and disputes related to your family law matter, including divorce, timesharing/custody, and enforcement matters, can most likely be resolved through this process and is strongly encouraged (and often required) by the courts. Mediation can be conducted before or after filing your case. The advantages of settling your case out of court through mediation are:

  • More cost-effective
  • Less time consuming
  • More control over the outcome
  • Privacy

Ms. Mitchell is a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator with extensive experience and training in the mediation process. Our office provides mediation services to represented and pro se parties for full and half-day sessions at our Swann Avenue location or any professional location in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Mediations at the Swann Avenue office include separate conference rooms, refreshments, and wi-fi.

To schedule your mediation, please review the following calendar for available mediation and contact Kelli L. Mitchell PA at (813) 254-4433. All mediations must be scheduled in advance.

Collaborative Divorce

Divorce is often portrayed as a highly confrontational courtroom battle that leaves both parties feeling emotionally and financially drained. It does not have to be that way. The Collaborative Method of Divorce offers an amicable alternative that focuses on cooperation, transparency, and promotes common goals, with an emphasis on avoiding litigation and family strife. This method has been particularly effective in mitigating the emotional effects of divorce on children, promoting privacy, and most importantly, preserving parental and family relationships.

Unlike traditional litigation, a Collaborative Divorce will only work through complete transparency, which requires the participants, including each party’s attorney, to enter into a specific collaborative participation agreement that outlines the rules of conduct, anticipated goals, and parameters of the process. Each party must be represented by their own attorney, and violation of this agreement puts an end to the collaborative process and the divorce will transition into litigation. A settlement is accomplished through a number of means, including but not limited to individual settlement conferences dedicated to a specific aspect of the divorce. The use of experts, such as forensic accountants, real estate appraisers, and facilitators is encouraged to promote respectful, transparent, and fair negotiations and agreements.

Ms. Mitchell received her advanced training in the collaborative method of divorce in early 2013 through the Interdisciplinary Family Collaborative Practice Training.

For more information on how the collaborative process works, please contact Kelli L. Mitchell PA today at (813) 254-4433