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Joel A Mullin

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Joel Mullin is a trial lawyer with 39 years of experience handling and trying some of the largest and most consequential business disputes coming out of the Pacific Northwest. In 2020, Joel completed the representation of a Portland-based subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway in an international arbitration in New York City resulting in an award of Euro 643 million ($729 million) in favor of our client. Joel represented an Oregon energy generator before FERC in Washington D.C. (decision pending) in which the state of California seeks to recover hundreds of millions of dollars of alleged overcharges related to the California Energy Crisis.

Joel also tries cases to juries. In 2019 he tried a $30 million condemnation action on behalf of Portland area’s transportation district, and in 2015 he tried the dispute over the failed construction of Portland’s Morrison Bridge on behalf of Multnomah County. Joel also handles matters in the appellate courts and has argued before the Eighth and Ninth federal circuits and the Delaware Supreme Court.


Joel began his career as a lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Professional Memberships

- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

- American Bar Association

- Multnomah Bar Association