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Retired Partner

Joel A. Mullin


Joel A. Mullin is a retired partner no longer practicing law. To connect with a litigation attorney, please click here.

Joel is a trial lawyer with more than 40 years of experience handling some of the largest and most consequential business disputes coming out of the Pacific Northwest. Joel is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who tried cases in state and federal court and multiple domestic and international arbitrations. He was named Oregon’s Mergers and Acquisition Litigator of the Year by Best Lawyers® five separate times, most recently in 2022. Joel served several years as Firm Counsel of Stoel Rives and as a member of its Executive Committee. Joel began his career as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. He currently acts as a mediator of complex business disputes.


Washington University, J.D., 1981

University of Chicago, B.A., 1977, with honors


  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Litigation—Mergers & Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year,” Portland, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2020 and 2022
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America® (Commercial Litigation, Litigation—Mergers & Acquisitions), 2008–present
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (Litigation: General Commercial), 2004–2023
  • Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers® (Business Litigation), 2007–2023
  • Selected as one of the Top 50 Oregon Lawyers, Super Lawyers®, 2015
  • Listed as “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, 2011–2022
  • Stoel Rives LLP Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, Recipient, 2021



  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • Campaign for Equal Justice, Board Member and former Chair, and former Co-Chair of Large Firm Committee


  • Mittleman Jewish Community Center, former Board Member
  • Portland Jewish Academy, former President
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