Court of Appeals, Judge Michael R. Mullins
Judge Michael R.
Mullins, Washington, was appointed to the Iowa Court of Appeals in June
2011. He received his bachelor's degree from Southwest Baptist University,
Bolivar, Missouri in 1974; his M.S.W. from the University of Iowa in 1976; and
he was editor-in-chief of Drake Law Review and graduated with honors, Order of
Coif, from Drake University Law School in 1982.
Mullins spent 19 years in private practice in Washington, Iowa. He was
appointed to the District Court bench in the District Eight in January of 2002.
He is a member of the Judicial Technology Committee and the Business Advisory
Committee for Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). He is also a
faculty member for new judge orientation and for trial management and a
frequent presenter for continuing legal education on the topic of sentencing
issues. Judge Mullins developed and periodically updates the Iowa Criminal
Statutes Summary Chart used by judges and lawyers throughout Iowa. He is a member
of the Washington County Bar Association, the Iowa Judges Association, the Iowa
State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Mullins is married with two adult children and three grandchildren.