Joshua Mullen
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
211 Commerce St Ste 800
Nashville, TN 37201
Work Phone: (615)726-7318
Fax Phone: (615)744-7318
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Joshua Mullen is an associate in the Nashville office of Baker Donelson and is a member of the Advocacy Department. Mr. Mullen focuses his litigation practice on commercial and business litigation, government contracts, representing insurance companies in coverage disputes, and long term care defense. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Mullen served as a legislative assistant in Washington, D.C., to a United States Congressman, where he primarily advised on issues related to health care and energy policy. Mr. Mullen also worked as an information systems and business process consultant for a multinational business consulting, accounting and auditing firm. Recent Representative Matters: Briefed and argued a motion to dismiss that resulted in the complete dismissal of nine separate counterclaims that were asserted against client. The claims included, but were not limited to, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, and fraudulent and deceptive takeover of a corporation. Advised clients in connection with municipal, state, and federal government contracting issues. Representation has included the litigation of bid protests in administrative forums and in the court system, providing advice regarding the Federal Acquisition Regulations ("FAR") and similar state and local regulations, appeals of federal agency FOIA responses, and general advice regarding compliance issues. Briefed and argued a motion for summary judgment defending an insurance company in relation to a sinkhole coverage dispute that resulted in a full dismissal of all of plaintiff's claims. Handled several insurance coverage disputes involving claims of bad faith, violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act and breach of contract. Briefed and argued multiple motions to dismiss addressing the medical malpractice/ordinary negligence distinction in Tennessee. Brief and argued multiple motions to compel arbitration in the long term care setting. Handled discovery through the pendency of multiple litigation matters by employing techniques to avoid unnecessary costs for clients. Publications & Speaking Engagements: Presenter – "Legal Writing Never Gets Erased: Best Practices for Complaints, Answers, Motions, Responses and Appellate Briefs," TennBarU CLE program (March 22, 2013) Author – "Crimes on Your Properties Have Multiple Victims: The Affected Patron, Your Future Patrons, and Your Business," Hospitalitas (Vol. 1 2010) Author – Case Commentary, "Deficiency Judgments Owed to Creditors: May They Be Reduced if the Creditor Purchases the Property Below the Market Value and Sells the Property at Market Value?" Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law (Fall 2007) Author – Case Note, "Common Law Ademption by Extinction and the Applicability of Tennessee Code Annotated Section 32-3-111," University of Tennessee Law Review (2008) Co-author – "I Want My Hannah Montana! – The Regulation of Ticket Sales in Tennessee," Nashville Bar Journal (July 2008) Professional Honors & Activities: Member – Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations Member – Williamson County Bar Association Member – Williamson County Chamber of Commerce University of Tennessee Legal Clinic 2009 Distinguished Student Attorney Service Award Admissions: Tennessee (2009) U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee (2011) Education: University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (2009), Order of the Coif Student Materials Editor – University of Tennessee Law Review Senior Commentary Editor – Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law Recipient – 2007/2008 Judge Harry W. Laughlin, Jr. Best Case Note Award, University of Tennessee Law Review University of Tennessee Baker Scholar; Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy University of Tennessee College of Law Certificates of Academic Achievement: Constitutional Law, Evidence, Legal Process I, National Security Law, Pretrial Litigation Recipient – CALI Awards for Academic Achievement: Constitutional Law, National Security Law, Pretrial Litigation Taylor University, B.S., Business Information Systems (1999), cum laude

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TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Tennessee College of Law
Year Licensed: 2009
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2009
Section Membership(s): Young Lawyers Division, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Administrative Law, Business Law, Government, Insurance Law, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial, Public Contract Law, Tort & Personal Injury