C. Edward S. Mitchell  Shareholder

Primary Areas of Practice:

Defense of professional negligence, particularly doctors and lawyers; Mediation

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10 West 3rd Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701 - (570) 323-8404


Ed Mitchell has engaged in an active civil trial practice since August 1972. He has litigated in all counties in North Central Pennsylvania and has handled appeals in state and federal courts to both the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. For more than twenty years, his practice has been concentrated in defense of professionals in professional liability cases, particularly doctors and lawyers.

Mr. Mitchell is admitted to practice before all state courts in Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.

 Mr. Mitchell has been a certified federal mediator since 1994 and mediates cases when appointed by district court judges, under the Middle District of  Pennsylvania Mediation Program.  He also has an active private mediation arbitration practice.

He maintains an AV Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by the company. 

Mr. Mitchell has been active in professional organizations. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Federal and American Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Defense Research Institute, and the American Judicature Society. He is a past president of the Lycoming Law Association and is currently Chairman of the Bench Bar Committee. He is a past Chairman of the Middle District Lawyer's Advisory Committee, and a past member of the Middle District Civil Justice Reform Act Committee. He was a delegate to the Third Circuit Judicial Conference in 1991 and 1993. Since 1992 he has been an elected delegate to the PBA House of Delegates. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was selected by Philadelphia Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2005.

C. Edward S. Mitchell was born July 20, 1943, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where his father was attending the Dickinson School of Law. He grew up in Williamsport, attended Williamsport Public Schools, and graduated from Williamsport High School. He graduated from Lafayette College with an AB in 1965. Following college, he served two years active duty as an officer in the United States Army. After separation from active duty in 1967, he attended Dickinson School of Law from which he received a JD Cum Laude in 1970. While at Dickinson, he served as editor-in-chief of the Dickinson Law Review and received the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for the student who contributed the most to overall legal education.

Ed Mitchell

Lafayette College (A.B.) 1965
Dickinson School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

Shearer, Mette, and Hoerner 1970-72
Mitchell Gallagher since 1972

Court Admissions:
Pennsylvania Bar 1970
Federal Middle District Pa. 1971
Federal 3rd Circuit Appeals Court, 1980
U.S. Tax Court, 1970

Community Involvement:
Past director, officer Lyc. United Way
Past director, officer Lycoming Child Day Care Center
Past director, officer, Christ Episcopal
Past member Williamsport Zoning & Hearing Board
Past chairman Williamsport Fire Civil Service Commission
Past Trustee James V. Brown Library
Past member, PBA Judicial Evaluation Comm.