George O. Mitchell, II


George Mitchell was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. Coming from a family of attorneys, George from a young age aspired to purse the same career path. George graduated from Miami Country Day school in 2000. In 2004, he graduated from Presbyterian College in South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science and minor in English. George obtained his Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2007 and was later admitted in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. 

Prior to his employment with Chavin, Mitchell, Shmuely, George was employed with insurance defense firms from 2007 through 2016. In particular, he worked with Rudd & Diamond, P.A. from 2007 through 2009 focusing his defense practice on personal injury, including premises liability, products liability, negligent security, and automobile/trucking accidents, as well as first-party coverage disputes concerning homeowner’s policies. 

From 2009 through 2016, George was employed with Fowler, White, Burnett, P.A.’s Maritime and Insurance Defense practice groups. He represented major marine insurers, cargo carriers, vessel owners, cruise lines, charterers, shipping companies, and marina and terminal operators in matters ranging from marine coverage disputes to the defense of personal injury claims brought by passengers and crew members. In addition, he defended vessel collision accident cases resulting in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury, including claims where operating vessels struck swimmers.  

George has also represented various boat dealerships, vessel owners, and ship repair facilities in product liability and negligence claims related to malfunctioning vessels.  

When not working on maritime claims while at Fowler, White, Burnett, PA, George also focused his practice on defending non-maritime personal injury and property damage claims arising from premises liability, construction, and automobile accidents.

After defending insurance companies and their insureds for eight years, George joined Chavin, Mitchell, Shmuely in the spring of 2016 to begin his career representing injured plaintiffs and policyholders. George currently resides in Miami Shores, Florida with his wife, Elyana, and two young daughters. He enjoys spearfishing, snowboarding, and trying cases with his older brother, James.

St. Thomas University
Juris Doctor

Presbytarian College

Hillv. Ross Dressfor Less, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168011, Case NO. 12-23368-CIV-SEITZ/SIMONTON (S.D. Fla. Nov. 26,2013)

McPherson v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 292 F.R.D. 695, Case No. 13-CIV-20545-MOORE/TORRES (S.D. Fla. 2013)