We had the good fortune of connecting with Jim Mullen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jim, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
The social impact on injured Texans is much greater than I initially imagined it would be. For starters, I am able to help people without health insurance and limited financial resources get the care they deserve after they have been severely injured. Unfortunately in today’s healthcare system the people who are injured in car wrecks are not only forgotten but regularly turned away, even when they have insurance. It is not uncommon for me to be contacted by a potential client because they tried to follow up with their family physician for help after they have been discharged from the ER and are still experiencing pain. Additionally, Texas consistently has one of the higher death rates as a result of commercial truck wreck injuries. By holding these companies accountable and changing poor safety practices we help to make the community safer.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My experience as an ER/Trauma nurse sets me apart from almost every PI attorney I have ever met. I have met some with nursing degrees but I have yet to meet an attorney whose entire nursing career was spent in ER/Trauma. I have worked at some of the busiest and largest trauma centers in the United States and seen countless injured parties from car wrecks. This breadth of experience and knowledge is an advantage for my clients because I haven’t just read about their injury or had a similar case I’ve been in the room when they were being saved or stabilized. It helps me to explain to an adjuster or opposing counsel what these clients have experienced so they can almost experience it for themselves.
I’ve learned to never believe your detractors and that you can always outwork your competition. When I was a Senior in high school my English professor told me that I would never graduate from College. At the time I was the type of student who showed up without paper or pencil and was happy to get my B and move on. At the time I didn’t appreciate the message she was trying to send me. Three degrees later and now starting my own business I have learned that getting by on your talent alone is doing a disservice to myself and everyone around me. This lesson has allowed me to graduate law school with honors and is one of the greatest reasons why at trial I pride myself on always being better prepared than my opposing counsel.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
– With two little girls at home, I spend the majority of my free time at tea parties and watching Disney Princess movies; – When I’m not working or with my family I like to play golf poorly;
– And my absolute favorite thing to do is to teach new sports to my 3.5 year old daughter Grace. Right now we are learning how to swim, hit golf balls, and in the past few weeks she has taken up Tennis.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Everything I’ve accomplished in my life I owe to my family. My wife Gina who works as an ER/Trauma Physician was the one who suggested I pursue my dream of going to law school and it is her belief and support that has allowed me to continue on this path to helping injured Texans. Gina works 3 different Jobs, raises our two beautiful daughters, and manages to care for and support me personally and professionally all while being the most pleasant, funny, and caring person I have ever met. I don’t know where I would be without her.
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