Camille M. Abate
Kathleen M. Mullin
Ms. Abate is a fearless litigator who has practiced in state and federal courts and tribunals in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Nevada. She has worked with lawyers in other jurisdictions including internationally, and is renowned for winning the unwinnable case. She has tried and won complex cases in a variety of forums across the country, and has assisted many of her colleagues in their own practices. A graduate of New York University and New York Law School, Ms. Abate started her career in 1983 with the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York, where she rapidly became a trial star, winning dozens of hotly contested jury trials. After honing her trial skills she opened the firm of Abate & Preuss, where she was one of the few lead female partners in New York City who was an active trial attorney. In her first federal jury trial (a RICO gang and double murder prosecution), just months after she started her practice, she not only got her client out on bond but proceeded to win an acquittal against the Chief of the U.S. Attorney's Organized Crime Control Bureau in the SDNY. Ms. Abate has litigated on both the trial and appellate levels, and is also well recognized for her exemplary advocacy in administrative proceedings such as Merit Systems Protection Board ("MBPB"), and National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB"). Since 1998, Ms. Abate has taught as a guest lecturer and trainer at the Cardozo School of Law's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. She currently teaches trial advocacy at Brooklyn Law School and continues to teach, mentor and train lawyers at every experience level.
Ms. Mullin is as comfortable in a courtroom as she is in her own living room. She has spent thousands of hours successfully litigating contested and difficult cases in the toughest courts in the country. She is known for being an aggressive and relentless trial attorney and a gifted legal analyst and law school professor. Kathleen quickly earned her reputation and is one of the only high profile female criminal defense attorneys in New York City. She has tried and won numerous contested criminal matters, including homicides, rapes and robberies before juries in state and federal court. A graduate of Boston University School of Law, Ms. Mullin is currently on faculty at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT and is the the director of the criminal and restorative justice program on campus. She is also an adjunct Professor with Seton Hall University School of Law and has taught trial skills to thousands of law students and practicing lawyers from around the country, including members of the United States Marine JAG Corp. Additionally, she has served as a non-profit CEO and supervisor of dozens of trial attorneys in both civil and criminal arenas. She has a long history of aggressive and inventive advocacy for the thousands of clients she has represented. She served as the CEO of the Fair Trial Initiative in Durham, North Carolina, the country's only capital defense trial training office. She founded a successful boutique law practice specializing in comprehensive representation of clients in serious felony and high profile media cases. As an authority in criminal law, Ms. Mullin has also appeared as a legal analyst on Bill O'Reilly, Nancy Grace, Dr. Phil and Larry King Live. Watch her here. Read more about Kathleen here.