Steve Mullins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the eldest son of George W. Mullins, of Sarepta, Louisiana and Sandra Corkern of Franklinton, Louisiana. Steve grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and is a 1983 graduate of Ocean Springs High School, where he was active in football and student government. He later attended the University of Mississippi and received his BBA in Business Management in 1987 and his MBA in 1989, both with high honors and was active in campus and Greek life, serving as vice president of his fraternity and elected to Who’s Who at Ole Miss. After graduation, Steve went on to attend Law School at LSU, where he won the Flory’s Mock Trial.
Steve started the practice of law in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but quickly returned to the Mississippi Coast where he has continuously practiced law with extensive involvement in Hurricane Bad Faith Litigation, Construction Defect, and Toxic Mold Litigation in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. Although Steve’s primary practice has been along the Gulf Coast, he has been involved in cases across the country from Wyoming, Montana, and Nevada to New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Steve is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama.
He is married to the former Jennifer Finney of Shreveport, Louisiana, and has two (2) children: Wright and Anne Carter, who are both graduates at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, AL. Steve was active in all aspects of his children’s lives and could often be seen coaching various sporting teams or helping with Boy Scout or cheerleading events. He has also served as a member of the Senior Bowl Committee for over ten years.
Steve is an active outdoorsman and advocate for conservation and environmental issues, having served as Executive Director, Chairman of the Board, and President of CCA of Mississippi and having been involved with numerous other conservation organizations such as Ducks Unlimited and the Nature Conservancy. He has been an active fisherman and hunter since he was a child.
Steve is also an active member of the Mississippi Bar and the Mississippi Association for Justice. He has been elected President of the Jackson County Bar Association and is the President-elect of the Mississippi Association for Justice. Steve also served the Mississippi Bar on numerous committees and has been an invited speaker at the Professionalism program sponsored by the Bar at both the University of Mississippi Law School and the Mississippi College Law School, as well as been an invited speaker on multiple occasions for the Mississippi Bar’s Summer school and seminars across the Country.
The majority of Steve’s practice is dedicated to complex litigation including toxic torts, product liability, asbestos, silica, toxic mold, and construction defects. He is a frequent speaker on these topics. His clients consist almost exclusively of small businesses and individuals. He has represented thousands of people in various toxic mold cases and silica and asbestos processing throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Steve has represented dozens of individuals against insurance companies for their Hurricane Katrina claims and tried one of the most important cases in that litigation which had a successful outcome in the Miss. Federal Court, styled Webster vs. USAA. In the Webster case, the jury found the damages were caused 100% by wind and returned a million dollar plus verdict in favor of the homeowners.