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Alan Mullinax: Gwinnett Trial Attorney for 39 Years

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Attorney Alan Mullinax has been practicing law in Gwinnett County since 1975 and has a strong reputation with clients and local judges.

Mullinax grew up watching his father practice law and has always been fascinated by the profession, so when it was time for him to choose a career path, it seemed like a natural choice. Having grown up in Stone Mountain, Gwinnett seemed like a logical place to set up a practice.

Mullinax served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, where he was awarded The Bronze Star and The Army Commendation Medal. After the war, he attended college on the GI Bill. He later attended John Marshall Law School. Today, his practice focuses on family law and criminal defense, and he has tried thousands of cases.

“I have always believed that it is a privilege to be a lawyer,” Mullinax says. “It”s a hard profession but also a good profession. During my career, I have primarily been a trial lawyer and spent a lot of time in the courtroom and in jury trials. Trial lawyers are the infantry of the legal profession because they do battle in the courtroom. Being a trial attorney is litigious and adversarial, but it is rewarding because I am able to help my clients navigate the judicial system and obtain just outcomes.”

In addition to practicing law in the Superior Courts and State Courts of Georgia, Mullinax has handled more than 100 Appellate cases in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. He is authorized to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United State Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court Atlanta Division. 

“I have been honored to have been selected as one of Gwinnett”s Best Law Firms for 2013,” he says, “and recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® as one of Georgia”s top rated lawyers for 2013 and 2014.”

Mullinax has been a municipal court judge, solicitor-pro hac vice, recorder”s court judge pro hac vice, and state court judge pro hac vice. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and has been instrumental in the growth of the Gwinnett Bar Association, serving as the organization”s president and treasurer.

“The most fulfilling aspect of my job is obtaining a good result for my clients,” Mullinax says, “especially in jury trials. In any criminal case, when a client is threatened with prison or other penalties, to have a jury agree with your arguments, apply the law correctly, see the truth of the case and find someone not guilty is the greatest feeling in the world.”

Contact Alan Mullinax & Associates, P.C. at 770-921-1300.