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Mitch's Profile

Mitch is an associate in Maynard’s Healthcare Practice. He works with healthcare providers and suppliers across the United States with the full range of regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters directly impacting their business operations and goals.

With a LL.M. in Health Law and Policy and serving as President and founding member of the Student Health Lawyers Association while in law school, Mitch is a zealous advocate and passionate about healthcare law. He earned his J.D., cum laude, and LL.M. in Health Law and Policy from Cumberland School of Law, where he also served as Online Editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and was awarded Scholar of Merit in several courses. He holds a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Professional Ethics, magna cum laude, from Valdosta State University.

Prior to joining Maynard, Mitch practiced at a boutique litigation firm in Birmingham where he concentrated his practice in the areas of professional liability litigation, representing physicians, providers, engineers, architects, designers, brokers, safety consultants, and other professionals. Mitch represented professionals in federal and state courts in Alabama and Georgia, and assisted the firm with cases in Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Mitch and his wife, Hannah Hammitte Surface, who is also an attorney in Birmingham, met the first day of law school at Cumberland School of Law in Professor/Judge T. Brad Bishop’s contracts class. Mitch and Hannah reside in Trussville with their two beautiful twin daughters—Mary Boyd and Margaret Surface. In their free time, Mitch and Hannah enjoy spending time with their girls, cooking, traveling, binging TV series, and relaxing on Mitch’s family’s farm in Nashville, Georgia.

Mitch's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • State Bar of Alabama (Member, Young Lawyers Section; Health Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia (Member, Young Lawyers Division; Health Law Section; Corporate Counsel Section)
  • Birmingham Bar Association (Member, Young Lawyers Section)
  • Children’s of Alabama (Community Member, Ethics Committee)
  • Judge James Edwin Horton Inn of Court
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Cumberland School of Law’s Student Health Lawyers Association (Mentor)

Mitch's Publications

  • Civil Procedure-Article III Cause-in-Fact Standing: Do Data Breach Victims Have Standing Before Compromised Data Is Misused?, 43 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 503 (2020)
  • Alabama’s Telemedicine Laws and Regulations: A Guide to Providing Access to Safe, Efficient, Effective, and Patient-Centered HealthCare in Alabama, 46 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. (upcoming, 2022)


State Bar: Alabama, Georgia

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • (2021, J.D., cum laude; LL.M. Health Law and Policy; Online Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy; President and founding member, Student Health Lawyers Association; Vice President, Alabama Bench and Bar Historical Society; Pediatrics/Bioethics Team, The Center for Children, Law and Ethics)

  • Valdosta State University
    • (2017, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, President of Model United Nations; President of Beta Alpha Mu Chapter of the National Political Science Honor Society; studied International Relations abroad, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)


The Honorable Bill Reinhardt, Tifton Judicial Circuit

Monday, July 11, 2022


Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the arrival of five experienced attorneys joining the Firm as Associates in the Real Estate, Public Finance, Cybersecurity & Privacy, and Healthcare practice groups. A. Wade Cornelius, Associate, Real Estate, BirminghamCallie Passwater, Associate, Public Finance, AtlantaThomas Ritter, Associate, Cybersecurity & Privacy, NashvilleMitchell...

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