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DeShawn H. Mitchell

DeShawn H. Mitchell


DeShawn Mitchell focuses his practice on complex litigation involving automotive product liability and toxic tort matters to include asbestos litigation. He is experienced with managing cases from inception to completion. DeShawn has first-chaired two jury trials to verdict and has also conducted several state court bench trials. 

Researching legal issues is key to DeShawn's success representing his clients. DeShawn has drafted pleadings, discovery documents, motions, and memorandums of law. He regularly takes depositions, attends hearings, mediations, and trials. As a former Assistant Attorney General in the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General, DeShawn represented the State in post-conviction relief litigation. Additionally, he handled appellate matters on behalf of the State to the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.  

In his free time, DeShawn can be found spending time with friends and family. He enjoys watching movies and traveling.


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina


  • Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2012

    Intra-School Moot Court Competition: Finalist – Top 10 Advocate

    Thomas M. Cooley First Year Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition: Overall Winner, Top 10 Advocate

    Moot Court Board

    Dean’s List

  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 2009
    Major: Political Science

Professional Associations

    • South Carolina Bar Association
      —Young Lawyers Division


    • The National Black Lawyers Association
      —Top 40 Under 40 List, 2023
    • South Carolina Bar
      —Leadership Academy, 2022

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