My job is to solve problems. Whether the issue is breach of a contract, or you simply need an attorney to right a financial injury caused by another person or company, I became a lawyer and formed Mulvey Law to counsel and represent clients through situations where traditional problem-solving measures have been ineffective. Although I pride myself on my ability to effectively navigate litigation and the court system, I am also dedicated to making every effort to resolve your dispute before incurring the time and expense inherent in filing a lawsuit. I can provide flexibly-structured, cost-effective legal services, and also have the intelligence and depth of experience necessary to litigate nearly any dispute, against any adversary.
What Makes Mulvey Law Different
I am an experienced litigator, advocate and advisor who is equally comfortable in the courtroom, the negotiating table, or with complex legal research. My clients can reach me directly to discuss their issues, and I am readily available to provide assistance when time is of the essence or urgent legal matters arise.
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Joseph L. Mulvey
Attorney & Owner
Over the last several years I've had many opportunities to successfully litigate complicated and sophisticated cases with millions of dollars on the line. This expertise, coupled with my passion for my clients and my community, are the foundation of Mulvey Law.
I believe in the issues and causes that I fight for, because, make no mistake, litigation is a fight and it takes focus and resolution to consistently prevail in the face of well-financed adversaries. I bring my experience in hundreds of cases and litigating all types of issues to bear on my clients' behalf, and when you hire Mulvey Law you are hiring me, my judgment, and my experience to resolve your issue.
Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis
Licensures & Associations
Indianapolis Bar Association, Homeless Shelter Project
As a current volunteer attorney with the Homeless Shelter Project, I provide legal assistance to homeless persons via shelter visits throughout Indianapolis. As former chair of the Homeless Shelter Project, I endeavored to spearhead expansion of the program to include Saturday sessions at additional shelters and coordination of a direct referral program for homeless persons through the Horizon House and the Midtown Community Mental Health Center.
I have litigated issues in several cases that have resulted in published legal opinions--contributing to the developed law in these areas. The following are some examples:
- Successfully defended client in bankruptcy discharge complaint arising from business dispute, after three-day bench trial, preserving client's discharge in the face of nondischargeability claims in excess of a million dollars, court found no wrongful conduct by client. Stafford v. Pulliam (In re Pulliam), U.S. Bankr. S.D. Ind. (Case No. 16-50141, Jan. 2, 2018).
- Successfully defended United States Trustee's denial of bankruptcy discharge complaint at trial, preserving client's (working single mother of two) ability to discharge $30,000.00 worth of consumer debt. Gargula v. Cox (In re Cox), 2017 Bankr. LEXIS 2537 (Bankr. S.D. Ind., Sep. 7, 2017).
- Prevailed against motion to dismiss debtor-client’s bankruptcy via nuanced analysis of complex bankruptcy statutes, preserving client’s ability to discharge $1,440,194.94 tort judgment. In re Peterson, 2015 Bankr. LEXIS 351 (Bankr. S.D. Ind., Feb. 4, 2015).
- Avoided fraudulent transfer of real estate on behalf of trustee. Friedmeyer v. Gish (In re Oard), Adv. Case No. 14-58014 (Bankr. S.D. Ind., Nov. 21, 2014).
- Debtor’s receivables from legal practice held property of the estate because garnishment exemption not applicable where income is paid as distribution not salary. In re Abrams, 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 1921 (Bankr. S.D. Ind., April 28, 2014).
- Successfully disputed debtor’s claim that certain funds were exempt under the Earned Income Credit. In re Ross, 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 4078 (Bankr. S.D. Ind., Sep. 4, 2012).
- Assisted in drafting successful motion to dismiss malicious prosecution claim against client. Welton v. Anderson, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134511 (S.D. Ind. Sept. 19, 2013).
- Prevailed on motion regarding choice of law relating to equipment lease dispute, which resulted in applicability of factually similar and beneficial Indiana law, ultimately leading to favorable settlement in light of pending summary judgment ruling. Old Nat'l Bank v. Leasing Innovations, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46430 (S.D. Ind. March 30, 2013).
As an attorney I believe in continued education and community involvement. Over the last several years I've had the opportunity to present to numerous audiences:
- Applying the Rules of Evidence: Electronic Discovery Summary (National Business Institute, December, 2015)
- I Have A Judgment—Now What (December 2014; March 2015)
Presented to other lawyers at Indianapolis and Hancock County Bar Associations’ continuing legal education seminars on methods of satisfying judgments under Indiana law.
- Guest Speaker: Practicing Bankruptcy Law: Indiana University—McKinney School of
Law (October 2014)
- Guest Speaker: Practical Tips for Law School and Life After Law School: Indiana
University—McKinney School of Law (July, 2013)
- Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) and Social Media in Creditor’s Rights - What You Need to Know (September 2012).