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Hugh A. (“Jay”) Mitchell, Jr.

Estate Planning Attorney


Phone: 410-347-0552
Fax: 410-347-0513


Bar Memberships

Professional Affiliations

Prior Experience



Awards and Recognition

Speaking Engagements

  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Tax Court

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”)

  • Maryland State Bar Association – Estate and Trust Law Section

  • District of Columbia Bar Association -- Trusts and Probate Law Section

  • Barr & Mitchell, P.A., Partner

  • Barr & Testa, Associate

  • Glassie, Pewett, Dudley, Beebe, & Shanks, Associate

  • Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Law Clerk

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1980

  • B.A. with High Honors in Economics, University of Maryland, 1977 (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

  • M. Div., Metro Baltimore Seminary, 2022 

  • Board Chair, Rockbridge Academy, Millersville, Maryland (2014-2017) 

  • Co-Founder, Recreational Youth Athletic League, Anne Arundel County

  • Elder, Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Best Lawyers in America

  • Maryland Super Lawyers

  • Maryland State Bar Association/Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers

Use of Trusts in Estate Planning

Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax: A Primer

From Engagement to Conflict (Ethics Presentation)

  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants

Temporary Tax Law and Timely Advice

Estate Planning – Wise Steps in a World of Change

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