- Molly Jo Mullen
Molly Jo Mullen was raised overseas and in Southern Oregon, where her family has lived for generations. The daughter of a visual artist and a History professor, she learned to value the benefits of a free, open and democratic society while growing up in Africa. This early recognition of the importance of free speech and the rule of law led her to the University of Oregon, where she met her husband in Russian class. She then continued on to law school in San Francisco. Molly Jo is an active participant in local issues and spends much of her time championing the development of ethical, responsive and caring young attorneys who will live up to the high standards of the profession. She is simultaneously hoping to impart these same values to her two daughters, with varying degrees of success. Molly Jo finds it an honor and a privilege to represent individuals and their businesses through difficult legal struggles and life events. She hopes to follow in the footsteps of her grandparents by joining the Peace Corps at the age of 65 and leaving Bodyfelt Mount LLP a thriving, dynamic firm full of diverse and purposeful attorneys.
- Molly Jo is a partner with Bodyfelt Mount LLP. She joined the firm as an associate in 1995 and became a partner in 2000. From 1991 to 1995, Molly Jo gained extensive trial experience as a staff attorney with Multnomah Defenders, Inc., as a criminal defense lawyer.
Molly Jo handles cases in areas of employment, medical malpractice, products liability and general insurance defense. She has tried over 75 cases to juries since beginning practice in 1991. Those jury trials have ranged from minor auto accidents to multi-million dollar professional negligence claims.
U.S. District Court, District or Oregon
- J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1991
B.A. (History/Central Russian & East European Studies), University of Oregon, 1988
Professional & Community Activities
- American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Oregon Women Lawyers
- Molly Jo is a member of the Multnomah County Arbitration Commission, as well as a frequent contributor and speaker for the Oregon Law Institute, Oregon State Bar and Oregon Association of Defense Counsel on topics primarily related to trial practice. She served on the Oregon State Bar Products Liability Executive Committee, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Young Lawyers Committee, Oregon Women Lawyers’ Queen’s Bench, and MBA Legal Services to the Poor Committee. Currently, she serves on the Executive Committee of Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, on the Multnomah County Arbitration Commission, and is the OADC liaison to the DRI Women in the Law Committee. Molly Jo is on the arbitration panel for Multnomah, Washington, and Columbia Counties.
Molly Jo is a member of the Sauvie Island School PTC, Scappoose High School site council, and National Charity League – Oregon Rose Chapter. She is also appointed to represent children in dependency cases pro-bono through the Multnomah County Court system.
• Commercial/product liability, breach of contract trial in U.S. District Court, Eugene,
• Negligence/premises liability trial in Circuit Court, Portland, Oregon;
• Child custody dispute, appointed pro bono attorney for child in Circuit Court,
• Portland, Oregon;
• Employment/sexual battery trial in Circuit Court, Portland, Oregon;
• Medical negligence trial in Circuit Court, Pendleton, Oregon;
• Copyright/trademark infringement defense, USDC, Portland, Oregon;
• Medical negligence trial in Circuit Court, Baker, Oregon;
• Negligence/auto liability claim, Circuit Court, Portland, Oregon;
• Product liability trial in Circuit Court, Bend, Oregon;
• Attempted Murder trial in juvenile court, Portland, Oregon;
• Termination of parental rights trial in Circuit Court, Portland, Oregon; and,
• Recovery of environmental clean up costs trial against Clackamas County, Oregon
In addition to the above trials, Molly Jo has resolved numerous high profile/high exposure and multi-party cases through the use of alternative dispute resolution and mediation, as well as informal negotiation with opposing counsel.