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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 work place injury matters and has represented them in matters alleging toxic torts.  He has also drafted policies and procedures manuals for municipalities.

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2021-Present)
Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers® Rising Star
American Bar Association
Kanawha County Bar Association

Key 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

Work Experience

1998 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

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