Full Name
Hon. Hon. Nicole Mitchell
Job Title
Magistrate Judge
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Speaker Bio
Judge Mitchell is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. She sits in the Tyler division of the district. Judge Mitchell graduated with honors from Baylor Law School after receiving both bachelors and masters degrees from Texas A&M University. She also has an LLM degree from Duke University School of Law.
While at Baylor Law School, Judge Mitchell served as the Senior Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review, as well as Managing Editor of the Law Review’s Texas Practice Edition. After law school, Judge Mitchell clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Leonard Davis in the Eastern District of Texas before starting her civil practice at Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in Houston. Judge Mitchell’s law practice focused primarily on the area of Health Law Litigation, but she also worked on patent cases and is a licensed patent attorney. After her time at Fulbright & Jaworski, Judge Mitchell returned to the Eastern District of Texas to serve as the Chief Staff Attorney to Judge Davis.
Judge Mitchell was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge on August 16, 2013, and celebrated her tenth year on the bench in August. She also just finished her term as the National President of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. In her time on the bench, Judge Mitchell has overseen numerous patent and general civil litigation cases as well as criminal cases. In her spare time, Judge Mitchell enjoys reading, running, fishing, and spending time with her husband and four boys.
Hon. Nicole Mitchell