Litigation can be a daunting task for even the most senior of practitioners, with only a minority of attorneys considering themselves “trial lawyers.” Nonetheless, it is essential for all attorneys to have at least a basic understanding of the skills needed to effectively litigate a criminal or civil case, and mastering of these skills can be a lucrative addition to any firm’s roster.
This course, presented by Patrick A. Mullin, Esq., will provide real-world litigation tips, with examples from Mr. Mullin’s own thirty-eight years of practice before federal and state courts, for attorneys in any practice area who are interested in developing or honing their trial skills.
This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2019 Bridge the Gap Event.
Patrick A. Mullin is a veteran New York City criminal and tax defense attorney, specializing in complex, high-stakes criminal defense, and federal criminal and civil tax defense. He has a 40 year track record of relentlessly and successfully pursuing justice for the accused. His boutique law firm focuses on criminal and tax law. He has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Fort Lee, NJ, and is admitted to practice in thirty-one federal and state courts. He handles cases across the country and internationally.
Mr. Mullin holds an LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law, and was honored as a Special Student of Harvard Law School's Graduate Program focusing on International Legal Studies. He began his career as a Law Intern to the Honorable Henry R. Bramwell in the Eastern District of New York (1978), and then served as Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise in the United States District of New Jersey (1979-1980).
Mr. Mullin presented oral argument before the United States Supreme Court in Melendez v. United States, a major federal criminal sentencing case. He served for 14 years as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission, Practitioners Advisory Group, (1995 - 2009), and he has consistently been selected for inclusion to Best Lawyers in America, Best Law Firms in America, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel's Top One Percent, among others. He is also a graduate of and served as an instructor at legendary Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, (2001 - 2006).
During the course of his 40-year career, Mr. Mullin has represented federal criminal defendants in countless notable cases, including: