Jonathan E. Mitchell


Jonathan has been with deGravelles & Palmintier since he joined the firm as a law clerk in 2009. He grew up in Destrehan, Louisiana, just west of New Orleans, where he graduated from high school near the top of his class.

Jonathan’s exceptional academic record, test scores, and his leadership roles and accolades in the National Honor Society, Pride of Destrehan Marching Band, and Mu Alpha Theta drew the attention of several top-tier universities. Jonathan chose to continue his studies locally at Louisiana State University where he was the recipient of a Top 100 scholarship and the James E. Casey Scholarship, among others. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Trade and Finance and chose to pursue a career in the law.  He attended and was awarded a scholarship to Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate and Diploma of Civil Law from in the spring of 2010. During his time in law school, Jonathan received awards for both his oral argument skills and his academic work. 

As the associate working directly with partner, Mike Palmintier, Jonathan primarily practices personal injury litigation, but he is also regularly involved in workers compensation disputes, family law matters, and mass tort cases. He has helped deGravelles & Palmintier clients in their claims arising from automobile accidents, products liability (including medical products), industrial accidents, medical malpractice, home warranty claims, timber disputes, and defamation in addition to defending clients against suits arising out of business disputes and other matters.

Jonathan is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana. He is a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, the Baton Rouge Bar Association and Louisiana State Bar Association, and he was recently appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners by Governor John Bel Edwards. Jonathan has given speeches at the LSU law school and to the Louisiana Association for Justice on various topics including the practice of personal injury law and the Federal Tort Claims Act, and he has testified before the Louisiana Senate Judiciary Committee on matters important to his clients.

Jonathan volunteers with the Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association. He also regularly serves as a judge for the mock trial and moot court competitions at the LSU and Southern law schools. Jonathan lives in Prairieville with his wife and daughter.