Edward Ahmed Mitchell
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Edward Ahmed Mitchell is a Muslim-American attorney and former journalist who serves as Executive Director of CAIR Georgia.
Mitchell, a graduate of Morehouse College and Georgetown University Law Center, previously served as a criminal prosecutor for the City of Atlanta.
Mitchell is also an editor of AtlantaMuslim.com, a member of the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.
Mitchell embraced Islam during his studies at Morehouse College, where he served as captain of the school's American Mock Trial Association team, president of the Honors Program Club, and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Maroon Tiger.
During law school, Mitchell won first place in Georgetown Law's annual Trial Advocacy Competition, served as editor-in-chief of The Georgetown Law Weekly, and was elected president of Georgetown's Muslim Law Students Association. He also taught law to high school students on behalf of the Street Law legal clinic, and represented tenants facing eviction for the DC Law Students in Court legal clinic.
After law school, Mitchell returned to Georgia and served as an Assistant Solicitor for the City of Atlanta. He prosecuted crime for three years before resigning in 2016 to serve as Executive Director of CAIR Georgia.
Since then, CAIR Georgia has exposed numerous incidents of anti-Muslim discrimination, opened its first office, and hired four additional staffers, including a staff attorney, paralegal, outreach director, and communications director. CAIR Georgia received CAIR's 2016 Chapter of the Year award.