Judge Michael R. Mullins, Washington, was appointed as an 8th District Court judge in 2002 and to the Iowa Court of Appeals in 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. Judge Mullins spent 19 years in private practice in Washington, Iowa.
Judge Mullins is a former member of the Judicial Technology Committee and the Business Advisory Committee for Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). He is a faculty member for new judge orientation on the topic of sentencing issues. Judge Mullins developed 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.
Judge Mullins is married with two adult children and four grandchildren.