Brian Mulhall - Mulhall Zion LLC

Brian C. Mulhall


Attorney Brian Mulhall was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a high school wrestler and Ohio state place winner at Lake Catholic High School. After attending college at Notre Dame, Brian graduated from Navy Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL and subsequently served active duty assignments at U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR (Port Hueneme, CA), Multi-National Force – Iraq (Baghdad, Iraq), and Special Boat Team TWENTY (Little Creek, VA). During his last tour in Virginia, Brian met his wife (a native Marylander). After his Navy service, Brian moved to Manhattan while attending Columbia Law School. Prior to founding Mulhall Zion LLC, Brian held positions in the U.S. Department of Justice, Jones Day, General Electric Company, and also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University. He lives with his wife Colleen and three children in Brecksville, Ohio where Brian also volunteers as an assistant wrestling coach at Lake Catholic High School. Additionally, Brian is actively involved with non-profit organizations throughout Northeast Ohio and currently serves as a Board Member of Beat the Streets Cleveland.

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Columbia University Law School, J.D.
James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

University of Notre Dame, B.A., summa cum laude (Economics)
Study abroad: Trinity College – Dublin, Ireland

Bar Admissions

All Ohio state courts
All Maryland state courts
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney

Professional Experience

General Electric Company
Negotiated contracts to close and structured complex commercial deals with multiple Fortune 50 customers.

Jones Day
Member of the firm's litigation practice with global client-facing experience representing multinational corporations as well as individual executives.

United States Department of Justice
Member of prestigious Attorney General’s Honors Program with a focus on federal criminal cyber investigations and prosecutions

Cleveland State University, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Law & Policy Management – Health & Human Performance

Case Western Reserve University, Adjunct Professor of Law
National Security Law Seminar

Military Service

Commissioned Officer, United States Navy

Five years of active-duty service, including on-the-ground deployment to Iraq as the Aide-de-camp to an Air Force general officer at the U.S. military headquarters in Baghdad.

Legal Internships/Clinics

Extern – United States Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser

Intern – United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio

Columbia Law School Environmental Law Clinic

Member of team that successfully challenged and struck down Pennsylvania’s Act 13 fracking law in ruling upheld by PA Supreme Court.

Memberships & Associations

Notre Dame Club of Cleveland
Columbia Alumni Association of Cleveland
American Legion
Irish American Law Society of Cleveland
Wrestlers in Business, Cleveland Chapter