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Alison R. MullinsAlison R. Mullins
Associate
Civil Litigation
Construction Law

Phone: (703) 790-1911
Fax: (703) 848-2530
AMullins@reesbroome.com

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Alison’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution and litigation. In particular, she often represents architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, home owners and others involved in the construction industry. 

Alison works with her clients to negotiate, mediate, arbitrate, and litigate claims.  She often assists and advises clients regarding pre-claim counseling, risk analysis, evaluation, allocation and management of business practices and claims.  She also prepares and negotiates contracts, and handles contract enforcement issues.  Ms. Mullins also assists clients to work out payment plans for monetary defaults.

Her experience includes the following:

  • Successfully worked to reach a settlement in a complex litigation matter that involved a private aircraft hangar collapse related to the historic snow falls in the winter of 2010.  The matter involved several consolidated cases, ten plaintiffs, and over thirty defendants.  Together, the complaints sought damages totaling almost $750 million.
  • Assisted in representing a professional engineering firm in a personal injury action.  Through alternative dispute resolution, she was able to assist her client to reach a settlement in mediation.
  • Assisted in obtaining a favorable arbitration ruling in 2011 for a professional engineering firm client in a matter that involved both federal and state claims.  The federal case related to a subcontract on a commercial project in Doha, Qatar, and involved claims for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and conversion.  The state case related to three separate construction projects located in Virginia, and involved claims for breach of contract.  The million dollar arbitration ruling in favor of Alison’s client resolved all federal and state claims in an efficient manner, and awarded the client compensation for services provided on the four projects.

Alison has recently been appointed to the Board of the Construction and Public Contracts Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.  In addition, she is a frequent contributor and speaker on issues related to construction claims, including alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Professional Credentials

• Graduate of Southern Connecticut State University
• Graduate of Roger Williams School of Law
• Barred in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the Supreme Court of the United States
• Member, Construction and Public Contracts Law Section of the Virginia State Bar           
• Allied Professional Member, American Institute of Architects, Northern Virginia Chapter
• Washington DC and Virginia SuperLawyers Rising Stars (2015)

Articles and Presentations

• Mechanic’s Liens and Your Condominium Unit (November 2013 Quorum Magazine)
•  Show Me the Money – Contract Terms That Help You Get Paid…and Make Your Life Easier.  Presentation to RLI Insurance, April, 2013

•  Co-author, “What is Betterment?” (January/February 2009 AIA Northern Virginia News)
•  “Show Me the Money! Show Me Your License!” (Winter 2008 Mid-Atlantic Construction)
•  “Notice Me” (December 2008 Masonry Magazine)
•  “Quick Escape Acts – Part IV, Legal Claim Based Arguments”  (November/December 2008  AIA Northern Virginia News)
•  Washington-Alexandria Center for Architecture, November 2008 Professional Practice Class -
Architects and the Law
•  Co-author, “Don't Fall Asleep at the Switch”  (October 2008 Multifamily Advisor)
•  Co-author, “Exploring Uncharted Waters – Planning for Green Building Liability”  (October 2008 Electrical Contractor)
•  “Quick Escape Acts – Part III, Party Based Arguments”  (September/October 2008 AIA Northern Virginia News)       
•  “Liability May Be Limited”  (September 2008 Masonry Magazine)
•  "Documenting Changes - Highlights of the AIA Documents Changes" (August 2008 Electrical Contractor)
•  Co-author, "Contract Terms That Help You Get Paid" (July 2008 Masonry Magazine)
•  Co-author, "Going Once, Going Twice…Competitive Bids on Government Contracts" (June 2008 Electrical Contractor)
•  Co-author, "Pointing Fingers" (May 2008 Masonry Magazine)
•  Co-author, "Transportation Funding Takes a Big Hit" (Summer 2008 Mid-Atlantic Construction)
•  Co-author, "Architect and Performance Bond Surety – No Relationships Here" (Spring 2008 Mid-Atlantic Construction)
•  Co-author, "Another Way To Go" (April 2008 Electrical Contractor)
•  Co-author, "Subcontractors Beware: Bid Conditions Matter" (March 2008 Masonry Magazine)
•  Co-author, "Waivers of Subrogation" (February 2008 Electrical Contractor)
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Seminar Speaker : "Change Orders in Virginia"


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