Karmel L. Keeton

Managing Attorney

Karmel Keeton is the Managing Attorney at The Mitchell Firm, PLLC.  Licensed in both Georgia and Mississippi, her practice primarily focuses on preparing and litigating tort and contractual matters while overseeing attorneys and personnel in the office.  In addition, Karmel has experience in Immigration and Veterans’ Law.  Active in the legal community, Karmel sits on several boards, including Jackson Young Lawyers Association, The Magnolia Bar Association, and the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar.  Always a student of the law, Karmel enjoys attending CLEs on various legal matters to hone her skillset and gives back to the community through pro bono opportunities such as expungement, family law, and wills and estates clinics.  Karmel further serves as a coach for moot court teams at Mississippi College School of Law, her alma mater.  Karmel’s attention to detail, hard work ethic, and compassion for others makes her a formidable attorney.

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys – Fall 2021 Professional Development Academy Participant
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar – Young Lawyers Division Diversity & Social Justice Chair
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association – Executive Board Secretary
  • Capital Area Bar Association – Diversity & Social Justice Co-Chair
  • The Magnolia Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee Secretary
  • American Bar Association
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Bar Admissions

Georgia Superior Courts
Georgia Supreme Court & Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Mississippi Circuit & Chancery Courts
Mississippi Supreme Court & Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


Juris Doctorate & Civil Litigation Certificate – Mississippi College School of Law
Master of Business Administration – Mercer University
Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Mercer University