Kevin M. Mulvaney Partner

     

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Kevin Mulvaney focuses his practice on catastrophic transportation negligence, professional liability, errors and omissions, and directors and officers matters. He also has substantial experience handling high-exposure cases in the areas of trucking, product liability and Michigan No-Fault. Kevin has tried more than 20 cases to verdict, as well as numerous arbitrations, in a variety of matters, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury and professional liability.

Kevin represents large and small transportation companies, insurance companies and commercial businesses. Kevin also serves as the firm’s national coordinating counsel for a leading facility maintenance company and a multinational inventory specialist company. In addition, he serves as national emergency response counsel for one of the largest foodservice wholesale & distribution companies in the country, where he regularly assists in the pre-suit liability investigations to advise the client of the best possible options before suit is filed.  

Due to the high-exposure nature of Kevin’s caseload, he is well versed in advising his clients when media inquiries are made. Kevin advises his team to think “outside the box” when developing litigation strategy in order to keep the other side on its toes. Notably, Kevin co-authored “Keys to the Attorney-Client Relationship: Communication, Exceeding Expectations and Adding Value,” DRI Young Lawyers Handbook, 2015.

Kevin has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” and is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association Fellows Program, an invitation-only organization committed to ensuring access to justice and maintaining the honor and integrity of the profession of law. Kevin currently is President of the Michigan Chapter of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance. The CLM, with 45,000 members, is the nation’s largest organization for professionals in claims, litigation and litigation management. Kevin also is a former member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) Midwest Board of Directors.  He is a frequent guest lecturer for corporations as part of their training programs and for international special events.

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Areas of Focus

Transportation, Cargo and Logistics
Kevin has successfully defended high-value transportation cases involving a wide range of issues, including death, traumatic brain injury and quadriplegia. In addition, Kevin has advised and defended clients with respect to commercial transportation compliance and regulatory issues. He has extensive experience in emergency response scenarios and is available 24/7, along with Wilson Elser’s nationwide emergency response team, to immediately deploy to a scene of a catastrophic event to undertake an investigation of the evidence at hand and direct investigators and experts to evaluate the accident for possible exposure and defenses. 

Product Liability and General Liability
Kevin has extensive experience defending both product liability and general liability matters for a range of Fortune 500 companies. In addition, Kevin has the honor of serving as national coordinating counsel for a leading facility maintenance company for both general liability and commercial litigation matters.  Kevin leverages his experience along with Wilson Elser’s vast resources to effectively defend against claims, while seeking alternative paths to resolve them quickly and effectively. Kevin’s vast product liability experience includes defending manufacturers of consumer items such as computers, internal and external battery packs, bicycles, food items, HVAC units and power tools, as well as manufacturers of commercial items such as commercial saws, commercial tires, retread tires, fall protection devices and farming equipment. 

Professional Liability
Kevin has represented a wide variety of clients in professional liability matters including legal malpractice of individual attorneys and law firms, errors & omissions involving insurance agents and brokers, and directors & officers actions involving condominium and homeowners associations and non-profit organizations.  Kevin has successfully defended a condominium owners’ association along with individual board members from a multimillion-dollar tortuous interference and indemnification lawsuit filed by a former board member.