Paul’s primary practice area is civil litigation. Paul has conducted jury trials on such claims as construction design defect, wrongful death, defamation, battery, automotive negligence, traumatic brain injury and medical malpractice. He currently represents individuals, businesses, insureds, injured people, and governments in civil litigation. He continues to represent numerous state and municipal law enforcement agencies. Paul has maintained a statewide practice since 2005.  Paul has been a partner since 2009.

Paul received his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law.  He received the 2005 Dean’s Distinguished Service Award for service to the law school.   In 2007, Paul served as Assistant Majority Counsel to the Indiana State Senate.  In 2009, Paul was named as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by the publication Indiana Lawyer.  From 2009 to 2012, Paul was appointed by the Indianapolis City Council to serve on the Board of Public Safety, which performs certain public safety oversight functions. He was one of five members on the board and served alongside the Director of Public Safety.  In 2010, 2012, and 2013, he was a presenter to lawyers and law enforcement officials in a continuing legal education seminar titled ‘Police Liability.’  In 2012, he was invited to be a presenter on the topic of governmental response to mass injury accidents to a national association of government officials.  In 2012, he was invited to be a distinguished speaker at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law on the topic of mass tort settlements. Paul was designated a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers publication in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2013, he was a presenter at a seminar on litigation involving governmental entities.  In 2014, he was a presenter at an ICLEF seminar on the topic of automobile accidents in construction zones.

On behalf of select corporate clients, Paul has worked with elected officials, governmental management, and business leaders to resolve issues that may arise when businesses and government interface. Paul resides in Indianapolis with his wife and their feisty dog, Noor.

Admitted:

Indiana State Courts, Indiana Northern and Southern District Courts

Memberships and Activities:

Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
Indiana State Bar Association, Member
Indiana Leadership Forum, Class of 2006
Indiana Federation of Young Republicans, Member
Valparaiso University School of Law, Indianapolis Alumni Council, Member (former)
Penrod Society, Class of 2006
Skillman for Lt. Governor 2008, Finance Committee
Defense Trial Council of Indiana, member
Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Board member 2016 – 2018
Storefront Theater of Indianapolis, Board member 2017 – 2019

Sample Litigation:

Wrongful Death

D.W.T.S. v. T. C. Plus of Indiana, LLC (Marion Co. 49D11-0611-CT-47580) (2010).  Paul represented T. C. Plus, a home health care company. Plaintiff accused the home health care company of negligently causing the death of a relative because an employee was allegedly withholding prescription drugs from the relative.  Paul conducted the defense at trial and the verdict was returned in favor of his client, T. C. Plus.

Construction Defect

Stacy S. et al. v. INDOT et al., (Clark Co. 10D01-0610-CT-207) (2009).  In 2005, a woman was involved in a two car accident at an intersection in Clark County, Indiana.  She sustained $40,000.00 in medical bills.  The woman alleged INDOT was responsible for the accident based on the faulty design of the intersection.  Paul represented INDOT in a jury trial.  The jury found in favor of INDOT.

Sexual Assault

Jane Doe v. Sophia’s et al. (Marion Co. 49D04-1003-CT-013412) (2011).  In 2009, Jane Doe went into a restaurant seeking employment. On a tour of the restaurant, she was suddenly and unexpectedly sexually assaulted by an employee.  Paul represented Jane Doe as she made claims against the restaurant for negligent supervision of the offending employee.  Paul negotiated a favorable monetary settlement on Jane Doe’s behalf.

Fraud

K. J. et al. v. RSV et al., (Marion Co. 49C01-0902-CT-8111)(2009).  In 2008, R.S.V. induced K.J. to make investments in real estate.  Later, it became apparent the investments were intended to fail and enrich R.S.V. and co-defendants.  Paul carried out the business litigation for the victim and obtained a judgment in favor of K.J. against two defendants for $121,504.72 each.

Automotive Negligence

Gary L. v. Barbara Q. (Pre-Lawsuit Settlement) (2010).  In the fall of 2009, at twilight, Gary was driving south on Meridian Street.   Barbara was operating her vehicle in the other direction.  At an intersection, Barbara turned left in front of Gary causing Gary to “T-bone” her at full speed.  It was a violent collision causing death for one occupant and serious bodily injuries for other occupants.  Barbara blamed Gary for the accident because he allegedly did not have his headlights on.  Believing he was the victim as there was enough sunlight, Gary retained Paul Mullin.  Initially, Barbara’s insurance carrier took the position that Gary was the cause of the accident.  On behalf of his client Gary, Paul eventually turned the case around by demonstrating Gary was not at fault due to ample sunlight and negotiated a significant monetary settlement for Gary.

Professional Negligence

Benjamin L. v. PHS and DOC, (Jefferson Co. 39C01-0304-PL-193) (2010).  Benjamin was incarcerated in a county jail when he tore a bicep muscle.  He was then transported to the Department of Corrections.  Benjamin alleged too much time passed between his arrival and the time he received medical treatment causing irreversible damage.  PHS employed the doctors and the Department of Corrections employed the nurses.  Paul represented the Department of Corrections. He defended the case by arguing to the jury his client’s actions did not fall below any applicable standards.  The jury agreed and returned a verdict in favor of the Department of Corrections.

Law Enforcement

Thomas v. Office of Ind. State Chemist and Seed Cmmrs., (Harrison Co. 31C01-0604-CT-17).  In 2005, a state investigator attended a meeting with Plaintiff, who worked in a regulated industry.  Plaintiff allegedly was going to report misconduct of his employer. The state investigator had documentation of wrongdoing by Plaintiff’s employer.  Plaintiff grabbed the documentation out of the state investigator’s hands and ran out of the building.  State investigator ran after him and allegedly tackled Plaintiff to recover the documentation.  Plaintiff sued for excessive force by a law enforcement official and demanded $300,000.00 in damages.  Paul represented the state investigator throughout the litigation and jury trial.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of the state investigator.

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