Alison Mullins focuses her practice on all aspects of construction law. She represents architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners in technical construction industry matters. Alison advises clients regarding risk management throughout the entire construction project, from the conceptualization of the project and contract negotiations, through post-substantial completion issues. Alison heads the firm’s Construction Law Practice, and is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation team.
Alison provides clients with thorough risk analysis, evaluation, allocation and management of business practices, in addition to assisting with the preparation and negotiation of contracts. She also provides pre-claim counseling to clients. When disputes arise, she negotiates, mediates, and/or arbitrates contract enforcement issues, and works out payment plans for monetary defaults. She has also tried cases before judges and juries regarding complex civil litigation, including matters involving commercial and residential construction projects.
Alison is on the Board of Governors and Co-Chairperson for the Fall Seminar of the Virginia State Bar Construction and Public Contracts Law Section, an Allied Professional member of the American Institute of Architects, Northern Virginia and District of Columbia Chapters, and the Secretary of the Northern Virginia Chapter of Virginia Women Attorneys Association. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for both Virginia and Washington DC areas, and by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite.
Alison is an author/co-author of numerous articles in industry periodicals such as AIA Northern Virginia News, AIA DC News, Mid-Atlantic Construction, is a co-author of a chapter in the Virginia Construction Law Deskbook, and is a frequent presenter on construction industry and legal related topics.
Alison received her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Before entering the private practice of law, Alison started her legal career as a contracts manager and in-house counsel at a large architectural firm in Northern Virginia. She is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Honors and Awards
- 2017 AV Preeminent Peer Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
- 2017 – 2015 Rising Star – Construction Litigation, Super Lawyers, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
- 2016 Virginia Legal Elite – Construction, Virginia Business