T. Mitchell Panter received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Tennessee Technological University in 2009, graduating with highest honors.  He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2012, graduating with highest honors.

While in law school, Mitchell served as a research assistant to various law professors and earned Dean’s Citations for Academic Excellence in Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II, and Advocacy Clinic. In addition, he won best brief and best team in the Advocate’s Prize Moot Court Competition, arguing his final round before a panel of six judges from the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

After law school, Mitchell was a judicial law clerk to Justice Janice M. Holder of the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Following his clerkship, he worked as an associate at a local healthcare firm, representing healthcare providers in professional liability lawsuits, business disputes, civil rights litigation, and disciplinary investigations with Tennessee’s various health-related boards.

Mitchell is an active member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations.  He resides in Knoxville with his wife Courtney.