Timothy Mulligan

Timothy Mulligan

Associate Attorney

Timothy Mulligan joined Paletz Law as an Associate Attorney in March 2022. His focus is civil litigation with an emphasis on legal research and writing. He has over 25 years of experience in writing dispositive motions and obtaining successful outcomes in most of them, including two high stakes cases involving seven-figure damages.

As an undergraduate, Timothy attended Kalamazoo College, where he received numerous academic accolades, including graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a 4.0 GPA in his major field of study of political science and received a formal award for being the top student. In addition, he worked, studied, and conducted formal research abroad during college — all in Spanish.

Before attending law school, Timothy was a paralegal. He then received a partial scholarship to attend the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law. His legal studies focused on civil litigation. He also served on the Law Review for two years, including one year on the Editorial Board. He graduated in the top 10% of his class.

Timothy practiced civil litigation for a few years and then he was hired at the Michigan Court of Appeals, where he was a research attorney. Given his experience, the court relied on him to research complex civil cases. During his time at the Court of Appeals, he authored over 200 appellate opinions, including two dozen that became binding legal precedent in Michigan law.

Timothy is experienced in Michigan State Courts as well as Federal Courts. For two years, he was a law clerk for a state trial court. He gained valuable experience into the internal workings of our court system, including appeals from the District Courts. Over his career as a litigator, Timothy has argued several cases for clients before the Michigan Court of Appeals. He has also litigated and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where he successfully defended the summary judgments, he received in the trial court.

Timothy was a member of his law school alma mater’s Alumni Association Board of Directors for six years.

Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan, 1996
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1998
  • United States District Court, Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1999

Practice Highlights:

  • Published legal author on issues in civil litigation, which includes liability insurance, tort reform, and causation law.
  • Obtained summary disposition for an employer-defendant in a wrongful death case involving an electrocution.
  • Awarded summary judgment in Federal civil rights case negating a case evaluation of a million dollars

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