Susan L. Mitchell

As of May 1, 2017, Susan Mitchell will be practicing law at Mitchell Banks, PC. Her new contact information will be as follows:

Mitchell Banks, PC
4795 Meadow Wood Lane, Suite 150
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 382-8800


Susan was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania in 1968. She was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1994. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 1991 from The Pennsylvania State University and her Juris Doctorate in 1994 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is a member of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Fairfax Bar Association. Susan has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Health Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and as both co-chair and chair of the Medical Malpractice Section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. She has extensive trial and appellate experience and has been an instructor for continuing legal education in the area of birth-related neurological injury compensation claims. Susan’s practice focuses on the defense of health care providers in state and federal courts and the litigation of birth-related neurological injury compensation claims before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Admitted to Practice Before:

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Other Honors and Activities:

  • Invited by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to serve a three-year faculty term for the Harry L. Carrico VSB Professionalism Course
  • Invited to serve a faculty term for the VSB Law School Professionalism Course, offered to all first year students at each law school within Virginia
  • Best Lawyers® in America in Medical Malpractice Law 2010 — 2014
  • Best Lawyers® in Virginia in Medical Malpractice Law 2011 — 2014
  • Best Lawyers® in Washington DC in Medical Malpractice Law 2010, 2012, 2013 (Lawyer of the Year), 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Virginia, (top 5% of all attorneys in Virginia) 2012 — 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Washington D.C., Medical Malpractice Defense 2013, 2014
  • Virginia Legal Eagles, as named by Virginia Living Magazine 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Virginia, as named by Richmond Magazine July 2012
  • Washington DC’s Women Leaders in the Law 2013, 2014
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly Ten Biggest Defense Verdicts 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013
  • National Appellate Moot Court Competition Outstanding Oral Advocate, 1993
  • Penn State University Renaissance Scholar, 1987-1991