We are a Washington, D.C. based law practice that offers services in civil and criminal law. Our focus is on getting results for our clients. In order to offer our clients high quality legal services at lower prices, Apex is composed of a network of lawyers with portable practices. We can come to you (D.C. and local Maryland), meet for a business lunch or you can come into the office. We have found our portable service is a great convenience for busy professionals, non-DC residents, our elderly, and disabled clients. The price of our house-call service and in office consultation is now the same--$320.00. While we prefer cash, you may use a credit/debit card to pay for your legal consultation fee. Please see the Payment Plan Page for more important information about consultation fees and retainers.
Andrellos Mitchell is the principal of Apex Legal Services. Apex Legal Services is the continuation of the Law Office of Andrellos Mitchell, PLLC which began in 1997. The law practice primarily focuses on complex civil litigation, as well as in areas such as Employment Law, Probate, Wills and Estate Law, Small Business Matters, Consumer Bankruptcy, and Family Law. Mr. Mitchell has acted as Lead Counsel Co-Counsel, or Assistant Counsel in over 100 cases in state and federal court, as well as Administrative Agencies (e.g., U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), D.C. Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) ).
Mr. Mitchell has litigated and represented clients against some of the top law firms in the United States (e.g., Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Reed Smith LLC, Venable LLP, White & Case, and Hoguet Newman & Regal, LLP, etc.) in and out of state and federal court.
From 2007-2015 Mr. Mitchell served as Court Appointed Counsel in the Probate Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia primarily representing clients in Guardianship & Conservatorship matters. Mr. Mitchell also acts as counsel for the Personal Representative. Additional Probate Law experience includes litigation of Will Contests, and drafting Estate Planning Documents such as Wills, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Healthcare Power of Attorney.
From 1997 to the present Mr. Mitchell has worked intermittently as a Contract Attorney for top national and international law firms primarily analyzing discovery materials and regulatory compliance documents under provisions of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act in Washington, D.C. The work involves investigations and reviews by government regulatory agencies such as the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He has extensive experience as a quality control/quality assurance second-level reviewer. He has expertise in privilege review as well as privilege and HIPPA-related redaction. He has experience providing support to the completion of major mergers and acquisitions in the fields of healthcare and telecommunications. He also has experience providing litigation support to employment discrimination, white collar criminal, and products liability litigation.
In the mid 1990's, Mr. Mitchell worked as a Fraud Examiner for the D.C. Insurance Administration (Now the Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking).
After law school Mr. Mitchell was hired as a law clerk by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to serve in its highly competitive Law Clerk Program.
In his final semester of law school, Mr. Mitchell worked as an Intern at the nationally-renowned Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) under the supervision of one of its star trial attorneys, Sharon Styles.
With his no-nonsense attitude and direct approach to practicing law, unlike many lawyers practicing law in the District of Columbia and surrounding jurisdictions Mr. Mitchell has never been sanctioned by any State Bar and / or Court for any type of ethical violation. For 24 years he has demonstrated high ethical standards while aggressively representing his clients and producing positive results. He occasionally shares his written opinions in legal articles and Letters to the Editor in newspapers such as the Washington Informer and the Washington Times.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Social Work / 1986
Master of Arts (M.A.) - Education / 1990
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) - Law / 1993
STATE BAR MEMBERSHIPS
District of Columbia - 2001
FEDERAL BAR MEMBERSHIPS
United States Tax Court - 2009
Supreme Court of the United States of America - 2004
United States District Court for the District of Columbia - 1996
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia - 1996
United States District Court for the District of Maryland - 1995
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland - 1995
Phillips v. Phillips (Will Contest / D.C. Probate Court): Sisters dispute the validity of a Will leaving a multi-million dollar estate to their brother in a hotly contested trial.
Nuzzi v. AMTRAK (Wrongful Termination): A white male employee sued for an alleged wrongful termination after a female at a training conference made allegations of sexual harassment.
McDonald v. The American Red Cross (Tax Garnishment): A white male employee alleged that his Constitutional Due Process Rights had been violated by his employer when it garnished his wages based on an order from the California Franchise Tax Board without first getting an order from a court in the District of Columbia.
Bush v. Planned Parenthood (Medical Malpractice): A black female delivered a fetus in her home in the early morning hours after she had been prepped at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C, Inc. to have an abortion at the clinic the next day.
Sun v. Lalos & Keegan (Employment Discrimination): An older professional, Chinese woman, with MBA and JD degrees sued for discrimination after she was allegedly fired from a D.C. Patent & Trademark law firm for insubordination among other things.
Oliver v. White & Case, LLP (Employment Discrimination): A young, professional, black male sued for discrimination after being forced out of his job at a top international law firm.
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
Christian Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Life Member
District of Columbia Bar Association, Former Member
American Bar Association, Former Member
Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, Former Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Former Member
Federal Bar Association, Former Member
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Former Member
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
. What To Do If Stopped By The Police For DUI/DWI/OWI In D.C.
Publication: The Washington Informer (August 2018)
Publication Description: The article gives basic information about how to conduct yourself if you are stopped by the Police for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Operating a vehicle while impaired (OWI) in the District of Columbia. It also tells you what to expect once you are stopped and arrested. The article also gives insight into your legal rights and the difficulty and consequences of asserting your legal rights. Finally, the article shares Mr. Mitchell's experiences when stopped by the police.
. Protect Your Family With Estate Planning (Dec. 2013)
Publication: The Washington Informer
Publication Description: The article explains the basics of estate planning
beyond just getting a Will drafted. It discusses the importance of a Durable Power of Attorney,Living Wills, Healthcare Power of Attorney (HCPOA), and Trusts. It also points out the importance of becoming the Guardian or Conservator for a mentally incapacitated family member or friend.
Publication: The Washington Informer
In 1979 Mr. Mitchell was recruited to attend Frank W. Ballou Senior High School in Washington D.C. He was accepted via Advanced Placement into the school’s elite Science & Math Program at age 14. As a teenager he would compete in the sport of track and field through the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). In High School he would participate and letter in Junior Varsity and Varsity Football (Wide Receiver) as well as Varsity Track and Field (400 Meter Sprinter). Andrellos would also participate in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC). He would complete High School in 3 years.
During his senior year in high school in 1982 Mr. Mitchell was heavily recruited to participate in Track & Field. He would attend Mount Union College. A small, private, elite, Liberal Arts College in the Buckeye State in Alliance, Ohio. He would enter college as a 17 year old freshman and compete in Track & Field in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC). The third oldest athletic conference in the United States. Mr. Mitchell would go on to win Gold (1600 Meter Relay) Silver (400 Meter Dash) and Bronze (600 Meter Dash, 1600 Meter Relay) medals to become a 4 time - All-Ohio Athletic Conference Champion.
In his sophomore year he would suffer a horrific leg injury. In spite of the injury Mr. Mitchell would endure and go on to win a silver medal in the 4oo Meter Dash at the Historically NCAA Division II, 1985 Indoor Mason Dixon Conference Track & Field Championships. He would win a Gold Medal in his first and only appearance at the 1986 Penn Relay Carnival, and later that same year he would earn honors as an NCAA Track & Field All-American in the 1600 Meter Relay when competing at the 1986 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
In 1984 in his junior year in college, Mr. Mitchell would pledge Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is the first Black, Inter-Collegiate Greek-Lettered fraternity in the United States. It was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It includes members such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Mayor Andrew Young, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Olympian Jesse Owens, Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States, W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Edward Brooke, U.S. Senator, Mayor David Dinkins, Dr. Cornell West, Dick Gregory, and many other great men, Mr. Mitchell would be unanimously elected to serve as Vice President of his college chapter.
Although raised in Washington D.C. and Maryland, Mr. Mitchell is a proud native of Louisiana. He is of Black and Native American descent. The 53 year old lawyer is based in Washington, D.C.
HONORS & AWARDS
NCAA TRACK & FIELD ALL-AMERICAN
PENN RELAYS CHAMPION-GOLD MEDALIST (4 × 400 Meters Relay)
MASON DIXON CONFERENCE CHAMPION (TRACK & FIELD)
ALL-OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPION (TRACK & FIELD)
M-Sat. - By Appointment
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