Jim Mullen graduated from Providence College in 1965 and Boston College Law School in 1968. He has been a member of the Rhode Island Bar for over 40 years. Jim concentrates his practice in long term care and special needs planning for our most vulnerable citizens – the elderly and disabled. As an elder law attorney he helps seniors plan in advance for the possible ravages of long term illnesses, assists families in crisis with asset preservation and placement assistance for elderly relatives requiring immediate long term care, and works to provide a dignified future for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities.
During his long career, Jim has worked in many disciplines, including real estate, family court, municipal representation, probate, guardianship and others, all of which have greatly broadened his outlook on the requirements of good planning for the disabled, whether young or old.
In addition to his private practice, Jim served for a decade as Legal Counsel to the Rhode Island Legislative Council, drafting legislation for the General Assembly and serving as parliamentary advisor to the House and Senate. He was Chief Legal Counsel to the 1986 Constitutional Convention. Jim also served as Town Solicitor and Probate Judge for the Town of Charlestown from 1990 through 1992. In addition, he was the first Judge Advocate for the 43rd Military Police Brigade of the Rhode Island Army National Guard from 1972 through 1974.
Attorney Mullen is a member of the Rhode Island Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel and the Academy of Special Needs Planners.
Jim is married with four children and four wonderful GrandBoys.