Caitlin Mitchell is an associate with Nexsen Pruet's robust litigation team, where she focuses her practice on complex business, product liability, and employment litigation and appeals.
Before joining the firm, Caitlin completed a judicial clerkship with Justice Phil Berger, Jr., of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, during Justice Berger's tenure at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and then went on to practice business litigation at a mid-sized firm in Raleigh.
Caitlin is a presidential scholar and summa cum laude graduate of Elon University School of Law. During law school, Caitlin served as the Business Editor of the Elon Law Review, moot court competitor, civil procedure teaching assistant, intellectual property research assistant, Academic Dean’s Fellow, and Leadership Fellow. During law school, she also completed an array of full- and part-time externships with:
- Chief Justice Mark Martin of the Supreme Court of North Carolina,
- Judge James L. Gale of the North Carolina Business Court, and
- Judge Glen E. Conrad of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
Prior to law school, Caitlin graduated magna cum laude from Roanoke College with a degree in English and secondary Education. After college, Caitlin continued to reside in Roanoke, Virginia, where she worked at a marketing and public relations agency and then as a paralegal for a civil defense firm.
Community & Professional
- American Bar Association’s Counsel of Appellate Lawyers, Assistant Editor of Appellate Issues
- American Bar Association’s Counsel of Appellate Lawyers, Steering Committee Member for the Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI)’s Annual Summit
- American Bar Association’s Counsel of Appellate Lawyers, Member of the Federal Appellate Rules Committee
- North Carolina's Appellate Rules Committee, Editor and Subcommittee Chair of the N.C. Appellate Style Manual
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Wake County Bar Association
Outside Nexsen Pruet
A Cape Cod native, Caitlin is a long-time lover of theater, skiing, and her Dalmatian rescue. Although she would still not classify herself as "competitive" in either sport just yet, she also recently discovered how much she enjoys completing either nine rounds of boxing or a quick nine holes of golf. Outside of the office, Caitlin currently serves as the Editor of the N.C. Appellate Style Manual and Chair of the corresponding subcommittee for the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee. She also regularly drafts wills for first responders, members of the military, and their families as a Wills for Heroes volunteer.
- 2021 Legal Elite - "Young Guns," Business North Carolina
- 2019 Rising Star, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
- N.C. Appellate Style Manual, Editor (2018 - Present)
- Author, "Recapping Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's Civil Updates from the U.S. Supreme Court's 2021 Term," American Bar Association's Appellate Issues: Winter Edition 2022 (Feb. 4, 2022)
- Moderator of “Mentoring Law Clerks and Young Lawyers” Webinar, American Bar Association’s Judicial Division (Jan.12, 2022)
- Panelist of “Judicial Isolation: Before and During the Pandemic and How to Find Balance” Webinar, American Bar Association’s Judicial Division (Dec. 8, 2021)
- Keynote Speaker of “The New Appellate Style Manual and Universal Citations” Presentation at NCAJ’s Skills Academy: New Developments in Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy (Nov. 5, 2021)
- 02.14.2022 | Article
- 05.25.2021 | Article
Caitlin Mitchell explains North Carolina's recently adopted and required universal citation format and its impact on opinions.
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
- United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit