Kiana Aaron Mitchell


615 Baronne St., Suite 300 New Orleans, Louisiana 70113





Kiana Aaron Mitchell

I started my legal career as a law clerk to a judge in Civil District Court in New Orleans. Working closely with the judge, I quickly learned which arguments make a difference when a lawyer presents a client’s case.

I went on to work for a large law firm that defended insurance companies and doctors in medical malpractice cases. Doing this taught me the ins and outs of the medical aspect of cases. But even though the work was challenging and the experience great, it wasn’t fulfilling. I needed to be independent so I could call the shots for my clients.

At Mitchell & Associates, I spent years putting together a client list of employers and insurers and handled their workers’ compensation cases. My clients included public agencies, Fortune 50 companies, large insurers and self-insured organizations.

Going to court day after day, I saw good people who were hurt on the job who didn’t know what to do. I saw them trying to understand the forms and deadlines and all of the requirements they had to meet so they could get workers’ comp benefits. And I saw them fighting against lawyers who did everything they could to outsmart them and have the courts deny legitimate cases.

I saw so many honest people out there who were struggling to navigate the complex workers’ comp system. It has become a complicated maze. But employers get chauffeured through it by their attorneys.

I knew this was wrong, and I like challenges. So I started representing injured workers and set out to expand our firm with several attorneys and support staff solely there to assist the injured worker. I’ve now personally handled hundreds of cases involving nearly every workers’ comp issue that can come up. I make it a point to take the time to understand your situation and fight for the results you want and are entitled to.

A lot of different challenges can come up in your workers’ comp claim. You may have a dispute over your medical condition. Your checks might not be coming on time or in the right amount.

Maybe you’re hurt worse than your employer thinks you are. Maybe you cannot find a doctor who accepts injured workers as patients and/or workers’ comp insurance rates.

It’s a good idea to have a workers’ comp attorney handle your claim. The fact is, your employer will have a lawyer and claims adjuster on their side. They will try to limit the benefits you receive. You deserve to have a lawyer and a strong firm of your own to chauffeur you through this system. You deserve representation by Mitchell & Associates.

My Education & Civic Involvement

  • Loyola University School of Law – 2001
  • Louisiana Bar – 2001
  • Mississippi Bar – 2010
  • Wake Forest University – 1998
  • Board of Trustees, De La Salle High School
  • Former Chair, Minority Involvement Section – Louisiana Bar Association
  • President, The Links, Incorporated, Pontchartrain Chapter
  • Program Director, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. New Orleans Chapter

Specific Types of Cases I’ve Handled:

  • Getting workers’ compensation indemnity and medical benefits started for clients
  • Getting benefits reinitiated after they were terminated improperly
  • Getting lumbar and cervical spine surgeries approved
  • Getting knee surgeries approved
  • Getting shoulder surgeries approved
  • Successfully winning pretrial summary judgments against employers on compensability of claims, entitlement to indemnity benefits, entitlement to medical treatment, and penalties and attorney’s fees
  • Successfully preparing appeals and variances to the State medical director to get our clients the treatment they need
  • Successfully opposing the employer’s arguments that a claim should be dismissed because it was filed too late, too soon or the accident didn’t happen
  • Taking the sworn testimony of claims adjusters and employer representatives to show that denial of a claim or medical treatment is wrong
  • Successfully defending against bogus fraud claims made by employers