MID-SOUTH COMMERCIAL LAW INSTITUTE FACULTY
HON. C. RAY MULLINS
THE HONORABLE C. RAY MULLINS is a United States Bankruptcy Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. He was appointed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on February 29, 2000. A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Judge Mullins obtained his B.S. (Business Administration 1974) and M.B.A. (1977) from Bowling Green State University. Judge Mullins served as an instructor in the Management Department of Bowling Green's School of Business Administration from 1977-82. While teaching, he began law school in 1979, and in 1982 graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toledo, College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. In 1982, Judge Mullins joined the Toledo, Ohio firm of Cooper, Straub, Walinski & Cramer (now Cooper Walinski). His practice focused primarily on civil litigation. From 1984-86, Judge Mullins also taught trial practice as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Toledo College of Law. In 1987, Judge Mullins joined Kilpatrick & Cody (now Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP) in Atlanta and became a partner in 1993. He practiced in the firm's Financial Restructuring Group, specializing in Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters. From 1995 to 2000, he also served as a member of the Trustee Panel for the Northern District of Georgia. In 2009, Chief Justice Roberts appointed Judge Mullins to a three year term as chair of the Federal Judicial Center Bankruptcy Judge Education Committee. Judge Mullins is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, as well as a member of the board of directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Judge Mullins is also and advisor to the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Law Journal. Judge Mullins is a frequent speaker at various professional conferences, seminars and workshops.