BA Philosophy, University of Notre Dame (Honors Program), 2000 JD, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2003 National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, 2014 Certified Specialist in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
A tactical litigator with a special talent for settling cases, Andrew has successfully resolved hundreds of cases since he began his family law practice in 2004. Andrew has handled all types of family law matters, including pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, paternity cases, child support litigation, custody and visitation cases, spousal support (alimony) litigation, and complex property division matters.
Andrew has participated in hundreds of contested hearings and is no stranger to the Courtroom. He has appeared in cases all over San Diego and Riverside Counties, including Vista, Chula Vista, El Cajon, and Downtown courthouses. Andrew uses his knowledge of Judges and other attorneys to help his clients achieve the best results with as little wasted expense as possible.
Prior to founding Milligan & Mitchel, LLP, Andrew worked for Goldberg Jones LLP as the firm’s Certified Family Law Specialist. He left the firm in 2014 to build a new practice where he could focus more on each individual client. Although he enjoys litigating cases in the Courtroom, he has come to realize that the best result for his clients is often to negotiate a fair settlement early in the case. He prides himself on knowing that he has helped guide his clients to make the right choices and to protect their rights.
Andrew’s philosophy: “I meet people who are often going through the worst year of their lives. My job is to help my clients navigate this difficult process and move on, leaving them in the best position possible. There are no winners in a divorce or paternity case, but if we make smart choices together, we can make the best of a bad situation. Sometimes that means going to Court and asking the Judge to make a ruling for us, and sometimes that means working towards a settlement to amicably resolve disagreements before things turn ugly. However it goes, the most important things I can do are to properly analyze a client’s position and pay attention to the big picture.”
Andrew R. Mitchel
Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Milligan & Mitchel LLP
409 Camino del Rio South, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (619) 303-4200
Cell: (619) 327-4188