Molly Jo Mullen

Mullen ADR

Salem, Oregon 97303


Business, Commercial, Contract, Discrimination, Employment, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, Sexual Harassment, Workplace

Admitted to Practice

-        U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

-        U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


-        Oregon Mediation Association

-        Oregon Women Lawyers

          American Bar Association

-        Federal Bar Association

-        Oregon Bar Association

-        Multnomah Bar Association

        US District Court of Oregon Mediation Panel

        Oregon Patient Safety Commission Panel Mediator

        Resolute Services Panel Mediator


-        Molly Jo Mullen ADR (Current)

-        Bodyfelt Mount LLP: Partner (1995 – 2015)

  • Employment
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • General insurance defense

-         Multnomah Defenders, Inc.: (1991 – 1995)


-        University of San Francisco School of Law - J.D., 1991

-        University of Oregon - B.A., 1988

While Molly Jo was a partner with Bodyfelt Mount LLP, she formed Mullen ADR as a way to better serve her clients outside the courtroom.  With the rise of alternative dispute resolution, Molly frequently used alternative means to resolve cases.   She originally joined the firm as an associate in 1995 and became a partner in 2000.  From 1991 to 1995, Molly Jo gained extensive trial experience as a staff attorney with Multnomah Defenders, Inc., as a criminal defense lawyer.

Molly Jo handles cases in the areas of employment, medical malpractice, products liability and general insurance defense.  She has tried more than 75 cases to juries since beginning practice in 1991.  Those jury trials range from minor auto accidents to multi-million-dollar professional negligence claims. Molly Jo is AV rated as an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mediation / Arbitration

Molly Jo has mediated and arbitrated over 100 cases as a neutral. She has hundreds of hours of specialized mediation training and takes advantage of on-going training opportunities in dispute resolution. I am also on the court mandated arbitration panel for Jackson County, Oregon

Professional & Community Activities

         Accepted pro bono appointments for children in custody disputes as appointed by Multnomah County

         Volunteer mediator for Columbia County Court, St. Helens, Oregon

         Multnomah Bar Association, Equality and Diversity Committee

Social/Vonteer Organizations

-        Multnomah County Arbitration Commission

-        Oregon Law Institute; frequent contributor and speaker

-        Oregon State Bar; frequent contributor and speaker

-        Oregon Association of Defense Counsel on topics primarily related to trial practice

        Special Olympics Oregon - volunteer
        Maverick Main Stage Productions - volunteer and supporter

She served on the:

-        Oregon State Bar Products Liability Executive Committee

-        Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Young Lawyers Committee

-        Oregon Women Lawyers’ Queen’s Bench

-        Multnomah Bar Association Legal Services to the Poor Committee

-        Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Executive Committee.

Molly Jo is on the arbitration panel for Multnomah, Washington, and Columbia Counties.  She serves as a pro bono attorney for children in custody disputes in Multnomah County.  She also volunteers with Special Olympics Oregon and supports Columbia County 4-H and the Sauvie Island 4-H Club, home to numerous county and state 4-H champions. Molly Jo and one of her daughters sing together in an all-female group called “Rocker Chixx Choir.”

Molly Jo Mullen was raised overseas and in southern Oregon, where her family has lived for generations. The daughter of a visual artist and a history professor, she learned to value the benefits of a free, open and democratic society while growing up in Africa.  This early recognition of the importance of free speech and the rule of law led her to the University of Oregon, where she met her husband in Russian class.  She then continued on to law school in San Francisco.  Molly Jo is an active participant in local issues and spends much of her time championing the development of ethical, responsive and caring young attorneys who will live up to the high standards of the profession. She is simultaneously hoping to impart these same values to her two daughters, with varying degrees of success. Molly Jo finds it an honor and a privilege to represent individuals and their businesses through difficult legal struggles and life events. She hopes to follow in the footsteps of her grandparents by joining the Peace Corps at the age of 65 and leaving Bodyfelt Mount LLP a thriving, dynamic firm full of diverse and purposeful attorneys.

18225 NW Sauvie Island Road
Portland, OR 97231

P: 503-901-6199
E: [email protected]