Firm Overview

Experienced Southern Illinois Legal Service

A. Ben Mitchell commenced the practice of law in 1966 with the Mt. Vernon office of the Craig & Craig law firm. In 1978, he departed and began an independent practice which has evolved into Mitchell Law Office, P.C.

The legal practice has developed into concentrated areas – the needs of small business, family financial needs and estate planning, and all aspects of the oil and gas industry.

He is a published author and has pursued many appellate reviews of trial court decisions. He represents professional fiduciaries and lawyers in matters concerning their duties and responsibilities.

When an amicable resolution to a problem is not attainable, litigation is aggressively pursued.

The firm’s range of legal concentrations includes the following areas:

Estate Planning

Planning concepts are gleaned from books and seminars, but experience provides the details for care and attention to achieve desired objectives, and avoid the inevitable problems that develop as the death occurs.


Mitchell Law Office, P.C. has extensive litigation experience, particularly in business and commercial matters.

Coal, Oil and Gas

All aspects of coal, oil and gas are provided from negotiation through litigation, both for and against landowners and/or producers.

Real Estate

Will guide buyers and sellers through real estate transactions including preparation and review documents such as purchase agreements, mortgage documents, title documents, and transfer documents.

Small Business Law

The firm facilitates business organization, operational issues, and business growth from origination through ultimate sale or other disposition.

Accommodating clients’ needs

Mr. Mitchell and his legal support personnel have worked together for over 40 years. They work as a team, and you are welcomed into this family when you contact the firm for representation.

Respected by legal community

A. Ben Mitchell has been practicing law in Southern Illinois for more than 50 years.

His many achievements highlight his record of success:
Mr. Mitchell received an AV-Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell’s® Peer Review Ratings™, garnering the respect of attorneys he has worked with and against, judges, and other legal professionals. As such, Mr. Mitchell is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™, an honor bestowed on only five percent of lawyers in America.

Furthermore, Mr. Mitchell has been chosen as one of the attorneys listed in the Leading Lawyers Network, a group of recommended lawyers in Illinois by a statewide survey. Crain’s Chicago Business Top Lawyers also lists Mr. Mitchell as a preeminent attorney in Illinois.

Make the right choice for your business

For more information on what Mitchell Law Office, P.C. can do for you and your business, please call (618) 242-0705 or contact the law firm via our online form.