Benjamin C. Mullins
Originally from Clintwood, Virginia, Ben chose to move a bit further south when selecting the perfect law school for him – the University of Tennessee.
While in law school, Ben clerked for two different Southwest Virginia law firms before accepting a position with Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP as an associate attorney. He became a partner of the firm in 2007. Known as a straight shooter who is extremely thorough, Ben’s clients realize quickly that he puts them first, is always available and is very empathic regarding whatever issues they are facing. Twenty plus years of experience provide him with the type of confidence and knowledge required to protect and advocate for them.
Ben’s practice focuses on zoning and land use, where he regularly guides clients through the various legislative and administrative approvals necessary for the development and use of their property. He also maintains a practice in the areas of personal injury, general civil litigation, insurance defense, products liability defense, construction litigation and business litigation. He has represented hundreds of clients at every level of state court, from General Sessions Court to the Tennessee Supreme Court, and also in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He is also licensed to practice in the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ben serves as legal counsel to the Oak Grove Homeschool Cooperative, was a past President of their Board of Directors, and regularly represents parents regarding homeschooling issues in Tennessee.
Due to the ever-evolving legal system, Ben has been involved with several legal organizations, including the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, UT Alumni Law School Council (2009 – 2012) and he was a 2004 graduate of the International Academy of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy. He is recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent® in litigation, personal injury, and general practice, which is the highest rating provided.
While spending time with his wife and children is paramount when he is away from the office, he also enjoys martial arts, something he has studied for 20 years, as well as camping and target shooting. An avid film buff, Ben’s favorite genres are Spaghetti Westerns and Japanese Chambara films.
- B.A. Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia, 1997 (Magna Cum Laude)
- J.D. University of Tennessee, 2000