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Derek W. MullinsAssociate


736 Market Street
Suite 1320
Chattanooga, TN 37402


423.648.9869 (fax)

Professional Profile

Derek W. Mullins is an associate at Carr Allison in the Chattanooga, Tennessee office, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance, insurance coverage, products liability, professional liability, and other general litigation matters. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Tennessee and before the United States Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Derek received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) with majors in History and Political Science.  He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law with a concentration in advocacy and dispute resolution.  While in law school, Derek earned several awards and honors, including multiple Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Awards, recognition from the Supreme Court of Tennessee for over 100 hours of pro bono service and a nomination to the Order of Barristers, a national honors organization recognizing exceptional skill and achievement in trial advocacy, oral advocacy and brief writing.  He was also heavily involved in moot court competitions and programs, serving as secretary of the Moot Court Board.  Derek served as Articles Editor of the Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy and was a student attorney in the UT College of Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic.

Outside of his law practice, Derek enjoys attending concerts, hiking, running, traveling, spending time with his friends and family, and cheering on his beloved Tennessee Volunteers.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


United States District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

United States Supreme Court


BA, University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

JD, University of Tennessee College of Law


Chattanooga Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

Federal Bar Association


News Updates About Derek W. Mullins

Carr Allison Earns Summary Judgment in Tennessee

Carr Allison attorneys Sean W. Martin and Derek W. Mullins of our Chattanooga (TN) office obtained summary judgment for a retail industry client in a premises liability case.  The plaintiff was delivering merchandise from the retail store and its distribution center.  While the plaintiff was loading merchandise onto his trailer […]

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Carr Allison Successful in TN

Sean W. Martin and Derek W. Mullins successfully defended a campground owner in a dog bite case.  The plaintiffs were guests at a campground in upper east Tennessee.  The campground was dog friendly so long as the dog was on leash and under control at all times.  According to the […]

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Miller and Mullins Co-Chair TDLA Fall Meeting

Chattanooga associates Chancey Miller and Derek Mullins recently served as co-chairs for the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (TDLA) 53rd Annual Meeting in Knoxville.  An attendee from this year’s meeting stated, “Seminar materials address relevant and current issues plus the speakers are tops in our industry.  The extracurricular activities are extemely […]

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We’re On the Move in Tennessee!

Carr Allison is excited to announce the relocation of our Chattanooga (TN) office to: 736 Market Street, Suite 1320 Chattanooga, TN 37402 Office: 423.648.9832  Fax: 423.648.9869

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Carr Allison Tennessee Welcomes New Attorney

Carr Allison is pleased to welcome Associate Derek W. Mullins to our Chattanooga, TN office.  His practice will include commercial litigation, insurance, premises liability, transportation and other general litigation matters.  Derek earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee […]

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