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Harlan D. Mitchell | Athens Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Harlan is a native of Limestone County where he attended Athens Elementary School. Later, his family moved to Ardmore where he attended and graduated from Ardmore High School. Harlan worked at the Athens Police Department as both a patrol officer and a K-9 officer for approximately twelve years before deciding to attend law school.

Harlan graduated with a B.S. from Athens State College and received his law degree from Birmingham School of Law. He began his legal career while attending law school with the law firm of Beddow, Erben & Bowen, P.A. in Birmingham and then after passing the bar where he engaged in civil and criminal litigation and appeals, real estate transactions, and domestic relations practice. While at the firm Harlan participated in the representation of several high profile white collar trials in Federal Court, and many high profile criminal cases in both State and Federal Courts.

From December 1997 until 2010, he was the senior partner of Mitchell & Graham, P.C., where he engaged in civil and criminal litigation, appeals, real estate transactions and litigation. Since 2010, Harlan has been in solo practice as Harlan D. Mitchell, Legal Services L.L.C, with an emphasis in criminal defense and family law.

Harlan is a member of the Limestone County Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, American Bar Association, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and past member of Birmingham Bar Association, the Talladega Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Probate and Property Section, the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Harlan was a member of the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Legislative Committee reviewing every newly proposed criminal law submitted for passage in Montgomery.

Position Organization Location Duration
Solo Practitionerarlan D. Mitchell, Legal Services L.L.C.Athens, AL2010 - Present
Senior PartnerMitchell & Graham, P.C.1997 - 2000
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Birmingham School of LawJuris Doctor Law SchoolNA  
Athens State CollegeB.S.NA
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Alabama State Bar1996
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    American Bar Association
    Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    Birmingham Bar Association
    Talladega Bar Association
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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213 S. Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 430
Athens, AL 35612
34.7957,-86.9705

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