Mr. Mullen specializes in complex commercial and personal lines insurance coverage disputes, extra-contractual liability litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has significant trial experience representing insurance companies in third-party insurance coverage disputes as well as E&O, D&O and fraud claims. Mr. Mullen also has significant experience in transportation and trucking litigation and his clients include some of the largest trucking companies in the country. He is member of the Transportation Lawyers Association and has been named as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators. Mr. Mullen has additional significant experience in representing financial institutions in regulatory enforcement actions and related white collar criminal defense. Mr. Mullen is a frequent lecturer to bar associations, insurance companies and claims associations on insurance extra-contractual liability, insurance bad faith litigation, insurance coverage and fraud. Mr. Mullen has been named a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer from 2008 to 2017 in the area of Insurance Coverage and has been named “Best of the Bar” on numerous occasions. Mr. Mullen has been named a Fellow by the International Institute of Law and Medicine. Mr. Mullen has tried to verdict in excess of 130 civil jury trials in both Federal and State courts throughout the country. Mr. Mullen received his undergraduate degree in political science from Missouri State University in 1988 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University in 1991.
Franke Schultz & Mullen, P.C. enjoys the distinct privilege of representing a growing and diverse family of clients including numerous insurance companies and their insureds, self-insured retailers, family-owned corporations to fortune 500 companies, municipalities, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, restaurants, common carriers, product manufacturers and suppliers, and other professionals ranging from general contractors and architects to doctors and lawyers.
We offer an aggressive, practical and cost-efficient approach to our clients’ matters. We are committed to providing exceptional legal services in all facets of civil litigation, but what sets us apart is the fact that our lawyers are dedicated to resolving cases through jury trials. The partners in the firm have collectively tried hundreds of jury trials. While the lawyers in our firm are committed to taking cases to trial, we recognize that the vast majority of cases settle prior to trial. To that end, at the outset of each case, we develop a case specific litigation plan that outlines the key issues and factual disputes and identifies the most cost-efficient and effective strategy for resolving the case. Whether the goal is early resolution or to aggressively protect our clients’ interest through trial, our firm is qualified to provide the exceptional legal services and attention each matter deserves, all while keeping our clients closely informed.
To ensure that the services our firm provides exceed the expectations of our clients, our partners do not merely manage the work of others, but are pro-actively involved in every case. Our partners’ direct involvement in each case ensures that the work on every case will exceed the standard of excellence our clients have come to expect. We view every client as a client of the firm, not of an individual lawyer, encouraging each lawyer to reach out to the other lawyers in the firm with the necessary expertise to meet each client’s needs, thereby drawing on the exceptional talents and varied experiences of all of our lawyers. The reward to this team approach is loyal clients who recognize the difference that results from our dedication.
Our attorneys have earned the respect of fellow attorneys, judges and clients. Since its inception, the firm has continually been selected for inclusion in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and has maintained the highest national rating of “AV” for both legal ability and ethical standards by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the nationwide rating service for attorneys and law firms. As a further indication of the caliber of legal services we provide, our firm has been classified as a “Recommended Law Firm” by BTI Consulting Group. The firm’s inclusion among the “Best at Client Services,” “Best at Keeping Clients Informed,” and “Best Performing Law Firms” serves as a testament to our commitment to client service.