Mitchell attended Pierce College's Running Start Program and graduated high school with an Associate's of Arts Degree. After he attended Eastern Washington University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Minors in both Spanish and Economics. He attended Texas A&M School of Law on a full-ride scholarship.
During law school, Mitchell worked for the Joeckel Law Office which specialized in injury, insurance and employment cases.
After graduating law school Mitchell decided to move back to Eastern Washington and start Shepherd's Crook Law. He wanted to start a firm that was client-centered, a firm in which clients felt heard and communication was key.