About Joel

Joel Mullin is a partner of the firm and a trial lawyer. Joel concentrates his practice on business disputes, with a focus on contract matters, the energy industry, disputes among shareholders, partners and LLC members, as well as those that arise post-closing in asset and stock purchase agreements. Joel also represents companies in actions brought by state agencies, including allegations of violations of consumer protection statutes. Joel has extensive trial, jury trial and arbitration experience and has handled matters in state and federal court throughout the United States. Joel regularly appears before appellate courts, having represented parties before the Delaware Supreme Court, appellate courts in Oregon and Illinois, and in the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits.

Joel previously served as Firm Counsel of Stoel Rives (2004–2008) and was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (1982–1985). While with the Department of Justice, he represented the Bonneville Power Administration in the lawsuit brought by three investor-owned utilities over the decision to halt construction on the WPPSS 3 nuclear power plant in Satsop, Washington.

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Honors & Activities

  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Portland, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2020
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© (currently: Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions), 2008–2020
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (currently: Litigation: General Commercial), 2004–2020
  • Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers® (Business Litigation), 2007–2019
  • Selected as one of the Top 50 Oregon Lawyers, Super Lawyers®, 2015
  • Listed as “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, 2011–2020
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Campaign for Equal Justice, Board Member and Former Chair, and Co-Chair of Large Firm Committee (2008–2014)
  • Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Board Member
  • Portland Jewish Academy, Past President and Current Board Member
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