Mr. Mullins is an experienced trial lawyer. His practice consists primarily of toxic tort defense, strict product liability defense, general insurance and trucking industry defense, industrial and construction accident defense, and municipal defense throughout New York State. The nature of asbestos litigation has afforded Mr. Mullins the opportunity to try cases in an era where most litigation is resolved short of trial. He is the lead trial counsel for a national automotive manufacturer throughout Upstate New York and is routinely admitted (pro hac) as trial counsel outside of New York in asbestos litigation. Mr. Mullins has also tried cases throughout New York in the areas of strict product liability, trucking and general (automotive) insurance defense.
He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and all New York federal district courts.
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.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mullins served active duty in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp. for the United States Army from 1999 to 2002.
Mr. Mullins has an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell.
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.
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