Ed Mullins, a founding shareholder, focuses his trial, arbitration and appellate commercial
litigation practice on international commercial litigation and arbitration,
intellectual property litigation, and class actions.
He brings to this practice broad experience as a commercial litigator, having
handled an array of commercial disputes over the years, including contract,
media, intellectual property, shareholder, and class action disputes. He also serves an arbitrator and a mediator, and
is a member of the commercial panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration
He serves as Co-Chair of the International Litigation
Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association (ABA), and former co-chair of the Alternative
Dispute Resolution Committee of the Litigation Section and former Co-Editor of
the International Litigation Quarterly. He is chair of the Florida
Bar International Law Section and the former Co-Editor of the Florida Bar International
Law Quarterly. Mr. Mullins also is the former Chair of the Appellate Court
Rules Committee of the Florida Bar. He also has served as Chair of the
International and Appellate Courts Committees of the Dade County Bar.
by The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and
International Arbitration, Mullins frequently speaks and writes on
international litigation and arbitration issues for the ABA and the Florida
Bar. Some of his recent publications include Cross
Examination, Florida Civil Trial Practice (8th ed. 2010), Special
Report: ABA Wants to Protect International Arbitration in Bill Before,
Congress, Daily Bus. Review (Oct. 6, 2009); Franchisees Sued for
Violation of Athlete's Foot Trademark, The Judicial View (Winter 2009). Contractual Waiver of Personal Jurisdiction Under F.S. §685.102: The
Long-Arm Statute's Little-Known Cousin, 80 Fla. Bar J. 5 (May 2006); Waiver,
Preemption, and Permissive Clauses, 7 ABA, Comm. & Bus. Litig. J. No.
2. at 1 (Winter 2006); The Hunt for Federal Court: Removing
International Cases, 22 ABA, Int'l Litig. Q. 1 (Fall 2005); Staying a
Money Judgment in Federal Court Without Posting a Supersedeas Bond, 57 Fla.
Bar J. 45 (Dec. 2003); You Better Shop Around: Appellate Forum Shopping,
25 ABA, Litigation 32 (Summer 1999), which was republished in the Litigation
He has spoken frequently on international litigation and
arbitration issues for numerous organizations,
including the ABA, the Florida Bar, and the American Society of International Law,
and has spoken in conferences in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. He has
chaired and served on the steering committee for the Florida Bar International
and Arbitration and Litigation Conference for years. He has been recognized in Florida Trend's Florida
Legal Elite, in Florida Super Lawyers, and in numerous editions of
Marquis' Who's Who.
His broad experience includes litigating media, defamation,
privacy, and intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark and copyright actions. He
has served as co-counsel in numerous patent actions regarding patents from
numerous different sectors.A former Chair of the Florida Bar's Media and
Communications Committee, Mullins often speaks on such subjects at conferences,
including the Entertainment and Sports Law
Section Conference and the Media Law Conference of the Florida Bar, the
Practicing Law Institute, and the Inter-American Press Association.
Mullins also has substantial experience in class
actions. He has defended financial institutions, insurers, and other
corporate entities against class action cases on federal and state claims
ranging from claims under Truth-in-Lending Act, other federal consumer
protection statutes, state insurance code claims, common-law
clams, and claims pursuant to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade
Practices Act (FDUTPA).
Mullins has served as appellate counsel, having appeared to close to 100
appeals in federal and state courts. Mullins has appeared as counsel in
approximately 80 published decisions in federal and state court at the trial
and appellate court levels spanning all areas of practice noted above.