Pamela Mullis

Pamela Mullis

Pamela R. Mullis practices law with the Mullis Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina focusing primarily on serious personal injury cases. She is a 1991 graduate of the College of Charleston and earned her law degree from Whittier Law School of Los Angeles, California in 1997. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, American Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.

Pamela is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association where she has served on the Board of Governors since 2005 and currently serves on the Executive Committee as a officer. The South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) recognized her with its Public Citizen Award in 2006. She currently serves as the Continuing Legal Education Chairperson of SCAJ and is the South Carolina representative to the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice. As an active board member of the American Association for Justice since 2006, Pamela has served on the convention planning committee from 2006 – present and most recently serves as the Chair of that committee and is currently serving on the executive committee of the Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section. In addition, she is a member of the American Association for Justice and served on the Board of Governors from 2006 – 2008; and 2012 – present, the convention planning committee from 2006 - present and the New Lawyers Division Board of Governors from 1998 - 2007.

Pamela has an active trial practice and speaks on issues related to the practice of law at both the local and national level. She is a nationally published author in the area of Dram Shop Litigation in the award winning Trial Magazine produced by the American Association of Justice.

Pamela was recently certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization whose membership is limited to attorneys acting as principle counsel with million and multi million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements and includes fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers. Pamela is the first woman in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum from the state of South Carolina.

Recent Posts By Pamela Mullis

Pamela Mullis -Driving toward Justice in a Dram Shop Case: Dram Shop Actions Present a Special Challenge – Establishing a Link between the Vendor and Your Client’s Injuries That Is Strong Enough to Persuade Jurors of Liability

I wrote this back in 2012:   DRUNK DRIVING cases commonly involve high-speed collisions, serious injuries, and minimal insurance coverage. When they include potential dram shop liability, the challenges for plaintiff attorneys are more complex. If you grasp the history behind dram shop actions, consider jurors’ perceptions of alcohol and drunk drivers, and pursue the threads that tie the vendor to your client’s injury, you can gain a fuller measure of justice in your case. Dram shop acts followed the rise of Prohibition. In the late 1800s, state legislatures began outlawing alcohol and 36 states ultimately ratified the Eighteenth Amendment, …

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South Carolina agency rules lawsuit loans are traditional loans subject to state law

Big news for South Carolina consumers: Entities that fund litigation in exchange for a piece of any recovery are providing loans, as the term is defined by South Carolina law, a state agency has ruled. On Friday, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs decided that those companies that conduct such business must comply with state law governing loans. The practice is known as third-party litigation financing, lawsuit lending and litigation funding, among other terms. Lawsuit lenders have argued that they are not providing loans because they ask for no repayment if the litigation is unsuccessful. “Given the plain language of the …

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Wife of man killed in Dram Shop Case Gets Justice for his Memory: $2.5 Million Verdict

The bartender went so far as to “flag” the customer at the bar. The dram shop case was heard  by a Perry County jury. Keith Kerlin was killed in a wreck that happened in the early morning hours in 2013.  Jason Madden was driving a  Lexus  “while extremely intoxicated.” At the same time, deceased plaintiff Keith Kerlin was traveling east in the eastbound lane of Route 22/322 in his Oldsmobile.  “Due to his severe intoxication, Jason Madden slammed his car head-on with Keith Kerlin’s car was the allegation. At the time of the collision, Madden’s blood alcohol content was .268 …

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South Carolina: Takata airbag settlements keep details from other victims

Some disturbing news on the Takata airbag news: Confidential settlements over defective Takata Corp. air bags are sealing off relevant information that other victims could use to pursue injury claims. While the accords make financial sense for the settling parties, defendants — which include Takata,Honda Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV — also gain an advantage by keeping damaging information out the hands of outsiders interested in bringing lawsuits. The quick, secret deals, a cornerstone of product liability litigation across industries, help explain why years after the first recalls so much remains unknown about defects linked to four U.S. deaths. The few …

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More Than 150,000 Claims Filed in Vibram Class Action Suit

More than 150,000 claims were received in the class action suit against Vibram USA, and claimants can expect to receive between $8 and $9 per pair of Vibram FiveFingers reportedly purchased, according to court documents reviewed byRunner’s World Newswire. After reviewing 95 percent of the claims submitted in the Bezdek vs. Vibram USA class action lawsuit, Heffler Claims Group, the independent case administrator, has submitted a declaration to the Massachusetts court detailing its findings, per the court’s request. As of October 31, Heffler had received 154,927 timely claims representing 279,570 pairs of FiveFingers. Under the terms of the suit, claimants …

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