Paul Mullin, Esq.

Partner, Syracuse

(315) 362.8932

[email protected]

  • Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Civil Rights
  • Municipal Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Restaurant/Retail Liability
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Premises Liability Cases
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Wrongful Death


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Municipal and Products Liability Lawyer in Syracuse, New York

Paul V. Mullin has been a Partner since 1996. He handles criminal law, municipal law, governmental liability, product liability claims, premises liability and wrongful death cases. His expertise covers a multitude of additional matters including personal injury suits and civil rights, and constitutional discrimination claims.

A former Onondaga County Assistant District Attorney, he is admitted to practice before all New York State courts, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of Onondaga County, New York State and U.S. Northern District of New York bar associations.

A graduate of Siena College 1980 (B.A. Political Science), St. John's University (M.A. Public Administration) and Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.), Mr. Mullin lectures on municipal liability, premises and product liability and insurance law.

Mr. Mullin has achieved the highest peer review rating of AV from his peers based upon a report from national reviewer Martindale-Hubbell.  The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States. AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.  The rating is based on performance in five key areas, Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.  He was selected for the magazine, Super Lawyers, a distinction based on peer recognition and professional achievement issues, New York Super Lawyers 2007-2012, 2014 and 2016 Upstate Edition and New York Upstate Buffalo Spree Super Lawyers 2007-2012.

Mr. Mullin is active in the community and has served as a Board Member of the Onondaga County Bar Foundation and as Secretary of the Parish Council of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He has served as President of the Bar Foundation and as President of the Onondaga Free Library. As Library President he led a multi-million dollar campaign to build a new library. He is also an active member of the Christian Brothers Academy Alumni Association and the Catholic Lawyers Guild.

Mr. Mullin Serves as a national leader as a member of Defense Research Institute's (DRI) Governmental Liability Committee.  Paul holds the position of Membership Chair on DRI's Governmental Liability Executive Committee.  He is also active on committees relating to products liability and trucking. Mr. Mullin is also a member of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA).

Past Lectures & Writings

National Business Institute Lecture  “The Rules of Evidence:  A Practical Tool Kit” and “Presenting to the Judge and Jury” October 20, 2017 

National Business Institute Lecture  “Police Liability Claims From Start  to Finish” and “Settling Police Claims”  October 16, 2017

National Business Institute Lecture "Auto Injury Litigation From Start to Finish" on the topic of Bad Faith. 

National Business Institute Lecture "Legal Issues Involving Local Governments", "Local Government and  The Law" and "Police Liability Claims ",  December 8, 2014.

National Business Institute Lecture "Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Should Know", "Electronic Discovery Update" and "Authentication, Exhibits and Courtroom Presentation", December 6, 2013

Municipal Law Attorney Claims Seminar Lecture "New York 2011/2012 Municipal Law Updates and Governmental Immunity", September 12, 2012.

National Business Institute: LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, "Local Government and the Law" and "Police Liability Claims", July 16, 2012.

New York State Bar Association: MOTOR VEHICLE LITIGATION - THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED, "Dram Shop Proving/Disproving Liability", November 11, 2011.

National Business Institute: LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, "Local Government and the Law" and "Police Liability Claims", July 16, 2010.

National Business Institute: MAY IT PLEASE THE COURT – EFFECTIVE CASE PRESENTATION AT TRIAL, “Effective Opening and Closing Statements”, March 26, 2010.

New York State Bar Association: CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS, “Direct and Cross of the Site Foreman as an Adverse Witness” and “Direct and Cross of the Site Safety Expert; December 11, 2009.

New York State Bar Association: KEEPING CURRENT WITH AUTOMOBILE LITIGATION, “Establishing the Bio Mechanical Defense; September 12, 2008.

New York State Bar Association: THE EXAMINATION BEFORE TRIAL – A PRIMER ON DEPOSITIONS IN TORT AND PERSONAL INJURY CASES, “Defendant the Deposition” and Miscellaneous Deposition Issues”; April 27, 2007.

New York State Bar Association: HANDLING A NO-FAULT CASE, “The Fundamentals and Strategies for Representing Plaintiffs and Defendants”; October 18, 2007.

Attorneys' Association of the State of New York: 2003 ANNUAL MEETING: “Section 1983 and Other Municipal Litigation Issues”; May 30, 2003, Albany Law School Union University Institute of Legal Studies.

New York State Bar Association: BASIC TORT and INSURANCE PRACTICE, “Labor Law – Construction Accident Claims”, May 8, 2003.

New York State Bar Association AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY 2003, “The Serious Injury Threshold and Related Case Law”; October 3, 2003.

Lorman Education Services, Inc.: PERSONAL INJURY AND INSURANCE LAW, “No-Fault Insurance Arbitration in New York State”, June 11, 1998.

New York State Bar Association: PREMISES LIABILITY, “Proximate Cause/Foreseeability”, March 22, 1996.

Lorman Education Services, Inc.: PERSONAL INJURY AND INSURANCE LAW, “No-Fault Arbitration in New York State”, March 16, 1995.