Philip Mullins of Thomas, Ferguson and Mullins, LLP, Named to Best Lawyers in America® for 2012

Durham, NC, October 04, 2011 --( Durham Attorney Philip A. Mullins was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of: Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs. (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.)

"This honor means much to me as it comes from a vote of my colleagues in the legal profession,” said Philip Mullins. “I’m proud to join my partners, Bill Thomas and Jay Ferguson as recent Best Lawyers honorees."

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”


Philip A. Mullins IV –
Durham, NC Business Litigation and Serious Personal Injury Attorney
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Best Lawyers
Named, Top 100 Trial Lawyer
Areas of Practice

Business Litigation
Serious Personal Injury

About Philip A. Mullins, IV:
Philip Mullins has handled trial and appellate cases throughout North Carolina since 1993. Over the years he has tried complex jury trials, handled appeals, and represented a wide range of individual and corporate clients, including McDonald's, Kmart and numerous insurance companies.

The law firm recruited Philip in 2001 for his extensive litigation experience, knowledge of how their opponents approach cases, and his reputation for winning cases because of his skill, expertise and hard work. He joined the firm as a partner in July 2002.

Since joining the firm Philip has been instrumental in obtaining numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and negotiated settlements involving serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from automobile collisions, trucking wrecks, and industrial accidents.

Philip has also represented businesses and business owners in complex business litigation cases. Philip has been associated by other law firms and trial attorneys to work with them in representing their clients in significant cases.

Honors and Awards
Philip is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the country with membership limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and was named to the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers in North Carolina" by the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Professional Activities
Philip is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers), American Bar Association, and Durham County Bar Association, where he served as President in 2010-2011. Philip has served as an officer within committees for the Durham County Bar Association.

Philip is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of North Carolina and the United States District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

B.A., 1988, Wheaton College; J.D., 1993, Campbell University. At Campbell he was selected to represent the school on the International Moot Court team, was a published member of the Campbell Law Review and received the Thomas Anderson Scholarship. Also during law school he held the position of law clerk to the North Carolina OSHA Review Board.

Civic Activities
Philip works closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and has spoken frequently at events and fundraisers throughout Eastern North Carolina, successfully raising significant money to find the cure for Type 1 diabetes. His two sons both have juvenile onset diabetes (Type 1 diabetes).

Thomas, Ferguson and Mullins, LLP
Cameron Knowles