Ms. Mullen is the managing partner of the firm’s Arizona office where she manages a thriving litigation practice including the areas of construction litigation, child advocacy, civil rights litigation and premises liability defense. She has a special focus on making sure her clients have an effective risk management strategy in place to avoid or minimize the effects of construction defect litigation, often advising clients on methods to coordinate subcontracts with their general liability insurance to provide protection in the event of a dispute.
Ms. Mullen graduated in 1994 from The University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She went on to complete her Juris Doctorate in 1996 at St. Johns University in New York City, earning Amjur Awards for Evidence and Legal Writing. Ms. Mullen was a member of the Journal of Legal Commentary and has several published academic and artistic works including, Statutes of Repose– The Design Professional’s Defense to Perpetual Liability 10 St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary 697. She holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating.
She became licensed in Nevada in 1996 and was involved in the first case successfully tried under Nevada’s construction defect law. She was with the firm at its inception in Las Vegas and left to pursue a broader experience in the homebuilding industry including development of comprehensive risk management strategies, implementation and development of safety and quality standards and general land use law for builders and developers. She has advised builders throughout the country, and has served on numerous Boards of Directors for general contractors and developers. Ms. Mullen frequently speaks to conferences of builders and developers on the topics of quality control and effective risk management to reduce construction litigation. Ms. Mullen is licensed to practice in Nevada, Nebraska, and Arizona.