Cody T. Mitchell ’08 of Hartsville, S.C., was named a recipient of the University of South Carolina’s Compleat Lawyer Award.
The Compleat Lawyer Awards were established in 1992 by the University of South Carolina School of Law alumni council to recognize alumni for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments. Recipients are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standards of professional competence, ethics, and integrity.
Previously, Mitchell has been named the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Young Alumnus award from PC. He is a cum laude graduate of the College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and business.
Mitchell practices law in Hartsville with his mentor, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Jay Lucas at the law offices of Lucas, Warr & White. Professionally, Mitchell is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, and the Darlington County Bar, and he is admitted to practice in all South Carolina state courts, United States District Court of South Carolina, and United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
In addition to his civil practice, Mitchell serves as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army Reserves. He is also a Commandant List graduate of the following: Judge Advocate Basic Course, Basic Officer Leader’s Course, Judge Advocate Tactical Staff Officer Course, Judge Advocate Advanced Course, and United States Army Airborne School.
Outside of his own legal practice, Mitchell serves as the municipal court judge for the city of Hartsville, South Carolina and the town of Bethune, South Carolina.
As a member of the South Carolina Bar, Mitchell serves as the Secretary of the Military and Veteran Law Section of the SC Bar Association. Also an active member of the SC Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, Mitchell was elected by his peers to represent the fourth judicial circuit. In addition to being the 4th circuit representative, Mitchell also serves as Chairman of the Young Lawyers Division Military Support Committee. Mitchell is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice and was elected by his colleagues to serve on the Board of Governors representing the 4th circuit. Mitchell also serves on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center.
In addition to serving as a board member and volunteer legal counsel for Darlington County Habitat for Humanity and South Carolina Lions Vision Services, Mitchell serves on the staff for American Legion’s annual Palmetto Boys State. Mitchell is also a member of the Hartsville Rotary Club, Hartsville Kiwanis Club, Lynchwood AFM Lodge No. 197, and Harmony Baptist Church.
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