Michael D. Mullins


In a day and age where most civil matters are settled, Michael tries cases. He has completed approximately twenty jury trials. Michael focuses his litigation practice in the areas of professional liability, long-term care, civil rights, and defense of energy-based companies. He has tried several cases on behalf of medical doctors alleged to have breached the standard of care; defended professionals in matters wherein their licensing board attempted to revoke the professional’s license; tried about a dozen cases on behalf of police officers accused of wrongdoing; tried personal injury matters; and, tried energy matters in front of the Public Service Commission. He routinely represents energy-based employers in workplace injury matters and has represented them in matters alleging toxic torts. He has also drafted policies and procedures manuals for municipalities.

Representative Experience

  • Approximately a dozen jury trials defending police officers and agencies in state and federal courts
  • Several defense verdicts for doctors and medical providers in medical malpractice cases
  • Defended approximately twenty appeals before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and/or the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Successfully compelled arbitration clauses in State and Federal courts
  • Defense verdicts in a variety of personal injury cases involving serious injury
  • Defended property damage claims arising from slurry disposal
  • Represented coal operators in medical monitoring claims alleging water well contamination
  • Defended deliberate intent claims relating to worker injuries
  • Defended energy companies in claims alleging property damage and/or trespass

Licensed In

  • West Virginia


  • J.D. University of Richmond School of Law
  • B.A. Appalachian State University


  • Board Member, Kanawha Valley Trail Alliance
  • Past Graduate, Leadership Charleston
  • Charleston Area Alliance
  • YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program
  • Lawyer’s Information Service
  • West Virginia Coal Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Little League Coach


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – First Amendment (2024 – Present) Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2021-Present)
  • Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Mullins has taught several courses to police officers, lawyers and professors on multiple constitutional issues.

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