Erica Mitchell was raised in St. Louis, Missouri before moving to Atlanta. She attended Boston University for one year before returning to Atlanta where she graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Journalism and Philosophy. She worked for the Fulton County Board of Commissioners before attending Emory University School of Law on a full academic scholarship. While at Emory, she was a member of the Moot Court Society, Community Service Chair of the Black Law Students Association, and interned at the Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic where she presented research on human trafficking at a Georgia legislative committee. In addition to being a member of the Georgia Bar, in 2019 Erica passed the California Bar Exam.
Prior to representing injured workers, Erica spent 15 years representing employers and insurance companies for work injuries. She has litigated numerous matters before the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation and handled several oral arguments before the Appellate Division of the State Board and Georgia Superior Courts. Erica’s experience provides a unique advantage in representing injured workers in the complex workers’ compensation system, and in obtaining the compensation to which they are entitled.
- State Bar of Georgia, 2006
- Georgia State University, B.A., summa cum laude, in Journalism, December 2002
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2006
- Dean’s List Fall 2004; Semi-finalist, 2004 Emory Moot Court Competition; Member, Emory Moot Court Society 2004-2006; Community Service Chair, Black Law Students Association, 2004-2005; Oralist, 2005 Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition