Robert J. Mullins, II

Melissa L. Zittel
April 3, 2017
Sally J. Broad
April 3, 2017

Practice Area

Mr. Mullins is a trial lawyer whose practice consists primarily of toxic tort, general insurance and trucking industry defense throughout New York State.  His practice also includes extensive experience in the defense of national manufacturers in complex product liability lawsuits, industrial and construction accidents, and municipal defense.  He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and all New York federal district courts.

Mr. Mullins has tried cases throughout New York State.  He has been admitted pro hac vice to depose experts in asbestos cases outside of New York, and was part of a trial team defending a product manufacturer in an asbestos case venued in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mr. Mullins CLE presentations include:

– Bar Association of Erie County– “Nuts and Bolts of Asbestos” (2017)

– National Business Institute (NBI) – “As Judges See It:  Best (and Worst) Practices in Civil Litigation” (2015)

– The New York State Bar Association – “Construction Site Accidents-The Trial of a Labor Law Case” (2008)


Mr. Mullins is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Akron, School of Law, where he was a member of the Akron Law Review.  Mr. Mullins is a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Counsel Trial Academy.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Erie County.  Mr. Mullins is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute, ALFA International, the Council on Litigation Management, and the Trucking Industry Defense Association.

Previously, Mr. Mullins served as a prosecutor for the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp, where he successfully litigated more than one hundred cases.

Martindale-Hubbell Rating

Mr. Mullins has an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Community Involvement

Mr. Mullins was born and raised in Western New York (Buffalo). He is married with three children. Mr. Mullins is active in Lake View Athletics where he has volunteered as coach since 2012.