Mitchell J. Cornwell


Of Counsel



Mitch Cornwell has been practicing law in Easton since 1984, with a focus on estate and business planning and probate administration. He has also prepared many tax returns as a CPA, primarily fiduciary and estate returns. Mitch has litigated cases in the Circuit and District Courts for Talbot County, Caroline County, Queen Anne’s County and Dorchester County, and represented clients before state and federal agencies, mostly the IRS, and in the U.S. Tax Court. He has appeared before the Orphans’ Court and worked with the Register of Wills of each county throughout the Eastern Shore. Mitch’s work also includes representing corporate clients in the area, which involves significant document drafting and review.

The local Circuit Court judge appointed Mitch as the Talbot County Auditor in 2006; in that role, he assists the Court in auditing trust cases, and regularly prepares audits for all foreclosure cases in Talbot County as well as all final guardianships.

Mitch served as the past president of the Talbot County Bar Association and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1978, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in English literature, Mitch graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1981, and holds a degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore. He was admitted to the Court of Appeals in 1981 and became a certified public accountant in Maryland in 1984, and has remained active as a CPA ever since.

Mitch’s community involvement includes working as Past President of the Talbot Lacrosse Association, 15 years as a youth lacrosse coach, board member for the YMCA and as a church elder. He and his wife, Julie, have two grown children, John and Peter and 3 dogs.


  • University of Delaware, B.A., English Literature, 1978
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Baltimore, Accounting 
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981


  • Supreme Court of Maryland, 1981


  • Certified Public Accountant, 1984-present

Memberships & Associations

  • Talbot County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants

Awards & Accolades

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America