“I came to Corless Barfield Trial Group wanting to be a part of something dynamic, where I could make an immediate impact.” Having worked for other, larger law firms on a wide array of personal injury matters, sometimes he was asked to spread himself a bit thin.
Unlike before, Mulvihill said, “at Corless Barfield, I am able to focus more on the individual needs of the clients than ever before, and the results are noticeable.” Most importantly, Mulvihill wanted to continue to go to trial, making Corless Barfield a perfect match. “Unlike the vast majority of other law firms in the personal injury and insurance coverage arena, Corless Barfield is truly about selecting cases for trial from the minute the client walks through the door. That impressed me.”
Mulvihill attended University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. and later was admitted to Stetson University College of Law and graduated with honors (cum laude) in 2004. Like many other experienced civil trial lawyers, Mulvihill started in the State Attorneys’ office, serving the Pinellas County, Florida community. Mulvihill worked his way through the ranks as a misdemeanor prosecutor, South Pinellas County traffic prosecutor, lead misdemeanor trial attorney and, ultimately, felony prosecutor.
During his tenure at the State Attorney’s office, Mulvihill handled hundreds of complex criminal matters and racked up more than three dozen trials. “After I got the hang of trying cases, through the process of picking juries, preparing experts, and cross examining the bad guys, I was hooked on being a trial lawyer.”
After leaving the Sixth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, Mulvihill dedicated his work to representing victims of personal injury and negligence. As a litigation and trial attorney, he represented individuals injured by the negligence of others; whether it was from a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, trip and fall, wrongful death, premises liability, dog bite, or general negligence. Mulvihill began at John Bales Attorneys, where he represented injury victims throughout the Tampa Bay area. He worked on all facets of personal injury cases; including constructing demand packages, negotiating with insurance companies, and filing lawsuits against defendants.
After John Bales Attorneys, Mulvihill worked at Winters & Yonker as a trial attorney. During his tenure at Winters & Yonker, he represented hundreds of personal injury victims throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Sumter, Marion, Alachua, and Duval Counties. As a litigation and trial attorney at Winters & Yonker, Mulvihill helped hundreds of clients through the rigors of a personal injury case – from the beginning stages of counseling a client and gathering evidence all the way to the completion of a case through a jury trial. He represented and assisted clients through the litigation process, including depositions, mediations, evidentiary motion hearings and jury trials.
Just as before, Mulvihill found himself in the courtroom where he is most comfortable: “During the more than ten or so civil trials at W&Y, I learned from each trial, something about the process that makes the next trial even better.”
Commenting on Mulvihill’s addition to the Firm, senior attorney Corless could not be happier. “A lot of people claim to be ‘trial lawyers,’ or ‘aggressive’ in their representation of clients. When it came to John, the choice was easy by simply looking at the work he has done and the success he has accomplished.” Both Corless and Barfield looked long before landing on John as the candidate. Barfield remarked, “I can say without reservation that we looked for more than a year and interviewed dozens of other candidates. Once we met John, we offered him the job almost immediately.”
At Corless Barfield Trial Group, Mulvihill continues to guide negligence victims through the stressful, complicated, and life-changing events caused by another’s negligence. This process doesn’t have to be overwhelming and intimidating. Let our years of experience benefit you by walking you step by step through this maze, always taking the time to promptly address questions or concerns no matter how big or small. There is no cost to consult with us about your particular circumstance, and we do not get paid unless you get paid.
Mulvihill is a member of the Florida Bar Association and admitted in the United States Federal Court Middle District of Florida and Southern District of Florida.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Traumatic Injury Claims
- Slip and Fall
- Trip and Fall
- Premises Liability
- Insurance Litigation
- Florida Bar
- United States District Court – Middle District of Florida
- United States District Court – Southern District of Florida
- Stetson University College of Law
- JD – 2004, Cum Laude
- Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity
- Stetson Honor Roll – Spring 2004, Fall 2003, Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002
- University of South Alabama
- B.A. – 2001
- Who’s Who Among University and College Students
- Dean’s List Fall 1999, Spring 2000
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
- Florida Justice Association
- Winters and Yonker, PA – Civil Litigation Attorney
- John Bales Attorneys – Associate Plaintiff’s Attorney
- Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office – Assistant State Attorney
- Pinellas Youth Lift – child tutor and mentor
- Ask A Lawyer through Fox 13 and the Hillsborough County Bar Association