John D. Mullen

John D. Mullen

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2010

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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John Mullen practices in the areas of labor and employment law and in securities litigation and arbitration. He advises and represents employers throughout Florida in the defense of age, race, gender, sexual harassment, disability, and FMLA discrimination and retaliation claims, in both federal and state court trial practice and in arbitration and administrative proceedings. He also advises clients on a full range of employment-based immigration matters, and assists clients in obtaining visas for technical and professional employees and in navigating the requirements of U.S. immigration law. He regularly drafts and negotiates employment contracts, and litigates non-compete agreements and trade secret claims.

Mr. Mullen also represents clients in defending securities and consumer class actions, directors’ and officers’ liability disputes and shareholder derivative actions, and other complex commercial matters in federal and state court. He represents securities firms and individuals in securities arbitration proceedings before self-regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).


  • 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 2000
    Tampa, FL 33602-5311


  • New College of Florida, BA, graduated 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar


  • Global Alliance of Hospitality Attorneys - Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Member, Labor & Employment Section
  • The Florida Bar - Member, Labor & Employment Section

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

158 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

43 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Management


  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Trend Magazine "Legal Elite"
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America


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