Caitlin Mitchell specializes in employment law and civil rights litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she was a staff attorney at Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) in Portland, where she represented children and parents in juvenile dependency proceedings in the trial court and on appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals. She also worked on class-action litigation on behalf of children in Oregon's foster care system and drafted proposed legislation in support of the rights of parents and children. Prior to law school Caitlin was a counselor and community educator at a sexual assault crisis center, where she worked with survivors of violence and taught classes on topics including sexual harassment in the workplace.
Caitlin graduated from Yale Law School in 2012. She earned a B.A. in English and Women's Studies from Yale University in 2006, graduating cum laude. She clerked for Justices Adrienne C. Nelson and Martha L. Walters on the Oregon Supreme Court. Caitlin has taught Children and the Law as an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School. She is currently a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Committee.
- Employment Law
- Civil Rights Litigation
- Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ), Staff Attorney
- Justice Adrienne C. Nelson, Oregon Supreme Court, Clerk
- Martha L. Walters, Oregon Supreme Court, Clerk
- Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
- J.D. - 2012
- Lewis and Clark Law School, Adjunct Professor
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee, Member
- Lane County Bar Association, Member
- Oregon State Bar, Member
- New Practitioner Advocacy Award from the OSB Juvenile Law Section, 2016
- Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Committee
- o Children of Incarcerated Parents Bill of Rights Implementation Team