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Neil Mullin

Practice Areas: Employment, Civil Rights Litigation, Qui Tam



Neil Mullin boasts a storied career of over thirty years. During this time, he has maintained an approximate 90 percent success rate in matters tried to a verdict or final bench decision. He has achieved substantial jury verdicts in the field of employment law including a $9.1 million verdict in a glass ceiling sex discrimination/retaliation case (Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright), a $10 million dollar verdict in a fraudulent representation case involving ex-Giant Phil McConkey (McConkey v. AON Corporation), a $7.3 million dollar verdict in a discrimination case involving the termination of a television anchor person (Kessler v. WWOR-TV), a $7 million dollar verdict in a case arising under New Jersey’s whistle blower act (Mehlman v. Mobil), a $2.8 million verdict in a case involving sexual orientation discrimination (Caggiano v. Fontoura), and a $2.6 million dollars in a handicap discrimination case brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (Levinson v. Prentice-Hall).

Neil Mullin is a member of the New Jersey State Bar, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also sat for four years on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section. From 1993 through 1997, Neil Mullin served as President of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inns of Court, which was the United States’ first inn of court devoted exclusively to employment law.

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Neil Mullin was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Employment Law – Individuals, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Qui Tam Law
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  • New York, 1979
  • New Jersey and U.S. District Court, 1980
  • District of New Jersey, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • Rutgers University Law School, J.D., 1979
  • Columbia University, B.A., 1976, Magna Cum Laude

  • Elected Fellow, May 2015

  • Levinson v. Prentice Hall
  • Skadegaard v. Farrell
  • Harmon v. A&P
  • State v. Landano
  • Landano v. FBI
  • Mehlman v. Mobil
  • Kessler v. WWOR-TV
  • Peacock v. Great Western Mortgage Corporation
  • McConkey v. AON Corp.
  • United States ex Rel. Charles Alcorn, Beatrice Manning and G. Raymond Pironti, Jr. v. Schering Plough Corporation
  • Caggiano v. Fontoura

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Neil Mullin is a frequent lecturer in employment law matters, has spoken at state and federal judicial conferences, and is a regular speaker for both the New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section as well as the National Employment Lawyers Association. In September of 2009, at the invitation of the Industrial Law Society, he and his partner Nancy Erika Smith lectured at Oxford University in England on developments in U.S. Employment Law. He has appeared as a television commentator on Court TV and has been interviewed by many news agencies as an expert in the field of civil rights and employment law.

Among his many recognitions, Neil Mullin has been consistently listed in the Best Lawyers in America (Ranking Methodology) publication and in Superlawyers Top 100 (Ranking Methodology). Martindale-Hubbell has also awarded Neil Mullin an “AV” rating, the highest rating available for any individual lawyer (Ranking Methodology). He is a fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Neil Mullin is admitted to the New Jersey and New York State Bars (1980); the U.S. District Court of New Jersey; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.

Awards and Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2021 Edition) – August 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2019 Edition) – August 2018
  • Anne Frank Award from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect – June 2017

*Neil Mullin was selected to the 2016 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.