Kelli L. Mitchell, Founding Partner

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

  • 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

 

  • 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

  • Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Tampa

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