Jessica L. Mullen

Partner

Jessica Mullen is a partner in the Highland, Indiana office of Lewis Brisbois. She is a member of the General Liability Practice and also a member of the Firm’s 24/7 Rapid Response Team. Ms. Mullen has extensive experience defending clients in the areas of complex tort litigation, transportation litigation, medical malpractice litigation, and professional liability litigation. She also has experience in the areas of product liability and insurance coverage. Ms. Mullen regularly practices in both state and federal courts in Indiana.

Her past experience includes practicing a number of years with another national law firm as well as serving as a casualty claims representative for a third-party administrator for various trucking companies.

Ms. Mullen was born and raised in Cuba City, Wisconsin. She now lives in Crown Point, Indiana with her husband, John, a police officer, their 2 daughters, Alison and Mae, and a menagerie of pets.

Published Opinions

  • Quillen v. Anonymous Hospital, 121 N.E.3d 581 (Ind. Ct. App. 2019)
  • Speaks v. Vishnuvadhan Rao, 117 N.E.3d 661 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018)

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • The ALS Association-Wisconsin Chapter, Co-Founder/Co-Coordinator of the Platteville, Wisconsin "Walk to Defeat ALS™"
  • Lupus Foundation of America-Indiana Chapter, Past Walk Committee Member and Registration Chair

Professional Presentations

  • "The Use of Expert and Skilled Lay Witnesses in Legal Malpractice Cases," West LegalEdCenter, live webcast, March 2015.
  • "Are Those Damages Really Recoverable?: A Discussion of Claims for Punitive, Emotional and Consequential Damages in Legal Malpractice," West LegalEdCenter, live webcast, March 2014.
  • "Avoiding the Medicare Trap: Medicare Considerations and the Potential for Legal Malpractice Claims," webinar, West Publishing, April 2013.

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Indiana
    • Wisconsin
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Associations

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Lake County Bar Association

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana

Juris Doctor, 2000

  • Notes Editor, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
  • Publicity Coordinator, Sherman Minton Moot Court Board

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, 1996

  • Double Major: Behavioral Science & Law, Spanish

University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Wisconsin

Spring 1995

  • Study Abroad Program to Seville, Spain

Representative Matters

  • Birch Rea v. Brombacher, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81972 (N.D. Ind. 2020) - prevailed on motion to dismiss on behalf of attorney and law firm clients in plaintiff's professional negligence action.
  • John C. & Maureen G. Osbourne Revocable Family Trust v. Town of Long Beach, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49239 (N.D. Ind. 2018) - prevailed on motion to dismiss on behalf of attorney client on plaintiffs' state and federal due process claims.
  • AGM v. Mental Health Ctr. A, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138991 (N.D. Ind. 2016) - prevailed on motion to dismiss on behalf of hospital client on plaintiff's state medical malpractice and federal Section 1983 claims.
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