Everyone who joined me at our Hurricane Ida webinar yesterday could tell you that Steve Mullins is an aggressive and experienced real estate insurance lawyer. Steve was born in New Orleans and is the eldest son of Louisiana's parents. Steve grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Ocean Springs. He's a proud graduate of Ocean Springs High School, where he was active in football, student government, and all the fun things that are available while living along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I know about the fun things because I lived in Waveland, Mississippi, during three of my best formative years.
Steve Mullins then had a diverse education since attending the University of Mississippi for his bachelor's and master's degrees. He then left Mississippi and returned to his Louisiana roots and attended LSU Law School.
Steve began practicing law in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He returned to the Mississippi coast, where he has continually practiced law with an extensive involvement in hurricane claims disputes. While his primary practice has been in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, he has been involved in disputes across the country from Wyoming, Montana and Nevada to New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Steve is fully licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.
Steve moved to Mobile after Hurricane Katrina because his children's school was destroyed. Wright and Anne Carter are lucky to have a father who is active in all aspects of their lives. He coached their various sports teams, helped with scouts and supported Anne's cheerleading events. Never far from his passion for football, Steve has served as a member of the Senior Bowl Committee for over a decade.
Most people who spend some time in Lake Charles become active outdoor enthusiasts. My parents lived in Lake Charles, and it really is a sportsman's paradise. In the same way, Steve is a very active outdoorsman, and like so many other athletes, he advocates conservation and environmental issues, having served as CEO, chairman and chairman of the CCA in Mississippi. Steve told me that he was involved in many conservation organizations such as the Ducks Unlimited and the Nature Conservancy.
Steve Mullins has consistently been recognized as a legal leader. He was elected president of the Jackson County Bar Association and is currently president of the Mississippi Association for Justice. In addition, he is routinely invited as a speaker in the Professionalism program sponsored by the attorney at both the University of Mississippi Law School, Mississippi College Law School, and is invited as a lecturer at the Mississippi Bar & # 39 ;s Summer School. As Larry Bache says about lawyers in the Merlin Law Group, we have a bunch of "challengers rather than pretenders," and Steve Mullins fits into that category.
Steve was instrumental in obtaining a favorable outcome for the victims in the Chinese plasterboard. He successfully represented over a thousand Gulf Coast victims and was quoted in the press as saying:
says Mullins about the ongoing disputes. "It has taken an exceptionally long time to solve it."
Mullins said hearing the news that a major deal had been reached was exactly what his customers needed to hear.
"Thank goodness," Mullins said. ‘On time, yes. It's like a feeling of relief.
There are three funds set up under this new settlement agreement to compensate homeowners for their losses. In total, these funds can exceed more than a billion dollars.
"One is for financial loss, for people who have lost money because of this and personal injuries. And that fund is at $ 30 million. There is also a fund that is important for clients who will pay legal fees and expenses, so no one is out of pocket, says Mullins about the terms of the agreement. "Then there is an unlimited, unlimited fund that is estimated at $ 800 million to a billion. I think it will be significantly north of a billion for people to fix their homes."
I met Steve after Hurricane Katrina. competed actively against the insurance companies denying missing policyholders.We are fortunate to have Steve Mullins join our company as Of Counsel and help our clients in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.