• 256-216-9884
  • 213 S. Jefferson StreetAthens, Alabama 35612
More Than 35 Years of Criminal Law Experience.
  • Attorney Harlan D. Mitchell
  • My knowledge of both sides of the criminal justice system allows me to educate you about what you are facing while we prepare a criminal defense strategy. I’ve worked at the Athens Police Department as both a patrol officer and a K-9 officer for twelve years before deciding to attend law school.

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Award-Winning Lawyer Serving Elkmont AL

Are You Looking For A Professional Lawyer Serving Elkmont AL? Trust Harlan D. Mitchell!

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Harlan D. Mitchell is native to Limestone County, Alabama where he served at Athens Police Department as both a patrol and K-9 officer for twelve years. He received a B.S. from Athens State College and a law degree from Birmingham School of Law. Mr. Mitchell began his compelling legal career with the law firm of Beddow, Eerben& Bowen, P.A. in Birmingham where he engaged in civil and criminal litigation and appeals, real estate transactions, and domestic relations practice. He then continued his work with Mitchell & Graham, P.C. where he served as senior partner from 1997 to 2010. Since then, Mitchell has brought his legal expertise to the private sector at Harlan D. Mitchell, Legal Services LLC, where he specializes in criminal defense and family law.

Mr. Mitchell is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Limestone County Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


A Trusted Divorce Lawyer Who Can Help In Elkmont AL

Matters of divorce and family law issues can be very delicate due to the emotionally charged conflicts that surround the intensely personal matters of custody, children, finances, and more. The decisions that you make during a divorce are permanent, and it's incredibly crucial that you have an experienced professional attorney on your side to help you receive the best possible outcome. When you understand the options that you have in regards to family law or divorce processes, you can help to restructure your family in a way that's positive, and more forward with no regret.

Traditional Litigation

Litigation is the traditional divorce process in which both parties hire attorneys to represent them in negotiations and court hearings as follows:

  • Each attorney advocates positions based on the client's personal wants, needs and viewpoints.
  • Parties communicate primarily through their attorneys regarding their positions, proposals, and counterproposals.
  • The process may involve a formal legal procedure known as "discovery" in order to obtain financial and other relevant information.
  • Most litigation divorces are eventually settled, but only after spending substantial time, money and emotion.
  • Parties are often ultimately dissatisfied with the outcome and are likely to return to court to change the outcome or resolve disputes.


Mediation Services May Help You Avoid The Courtroom

The mediator may suggest how the disputed issues can be resolved and explain what the process would be if the matter were litigated. Parties are allowed to engage others in support of decision-making such as their own advising lawyer or other professionals, e.g. valuation experts, financial planners, accountants, and mental health professionals.

Mediation can be used to deal with the issues that arise in the context of:

  • Divorce & legal separation
  • Custody and visitation
  • Valuation & division of property
  • Spousal & child support
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements


When you need lawyer services around Elkmont AL, Harlan D. Mitchell may be able to help! He has experience with family law and divorce related cases, both in court or through mediation. Don't hesitate to contact us today to talk with our team and get the help you need.

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