Philip E. Mullin, Attorney at Law

El Paso based attorney, Philip E. Mullin has over 40 years of experience in family law, probate law and criminal law. Phil was born in Illinois and relocated to El Paso as a young child with his parents in 1954. As the child of a military father, Phil also lived in Germany for a few years before returning to El Paso and Fort Bliss for high school. He attended Loyola University for his undergraduat edegree and the University of Texas Austin Law School.

Phil followed in his father's footsteps and joined the army in 1972 as an active duty military lawyer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp. After four years active duty from St. Louis, Missouri to Seoul, Korea, Phil returned to Fort Bliss and served on active duty and then in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1994 when he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

After leaving active duty in 1976, he worked in the El Paso County Attorney's Office in the Child Support Division and then as a misdemeanor prosecutor until 1979 when he entered private practice. Phil is very active in the El Paso community and is a Past President of the El Paso Family Bar Association, St. Raphael Catholic Men’s Association and El Paso Jaycees. He is also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

In his free time, Mr. Mullin enjoys watching baseball, football, basketball and hockey. He also loves most types of music from rock to modern younger artists.

Professional Affiliations

Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas; U.S. Army Court of Military Appeals; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; U.S. Claims Court

Member – State Bar of Texas, Family Law, Military Law, Section Memberships: General Practice, Solo and Small Firm; Real Estate, Probate and Trust; Alternative Dispute Resolution

Member - State Bar College – 1990-Present
Regularly attends CLE classes, particularly the Advanced Family law Seminar

Member - El Paso Bar Association; Currently a Director on the El Paso Bar Association Board of DIrectors

Certified Family Law Mediator – 2001-Present


Burges High School - El Paso, TX
High School Diploma, 1965

Loyola University - New Orleans, LA
B.A. Political Science, 1969

University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
Law Degree, 1972

U.S. Army JAGC
Officer Basic Course, 1972

U.S. Army JAGC
Officer Advanced, 1981

U.S. Army Command and General Staff Course
With Honors, 1987

Military Experience

U.S. Army JAGC
Active Duty, Captain - 1972-1976

U.S. Army Reserve
Captain 1976-1983
Major 1983-1989
Lieutenant Colonel 1989-1994
Retired Lieutenant Colonel 1994-Present


Sports teams: Chicago White Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Blackhawks, San Antonio Spurs and the El Paso Chihuahuas

Music: From the Beatles, Rolling Stones Led Zeppelin and Metallica to Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga