Timothy Mulligan

Timothy Mulligan



Phone: 248-544-1100, ext 2032

Practice Experience and FocusRecent Accomplishments: 2019 Dispositive Motions GrantedSelected Published Decisions Authored for Court of AppealsDecisions LitigatedPublicationsForeign language fluencyServiceInterests

Practice Experience and Focus

Timothy Mulligan specializes in legal research and writing, especially dispositive and complex motions, filings related to trials and verdicts, and appeals. A results-oriented lawyer, Mulligan has won dispositive relief for defendants in a federal case that case-evaluated for over $1 million, and for an insurer and its insured in a subrogation and commercial insurance coverage case also with acknowledged seven-figure damages. Mulligan has worked for a trial court as well as an appellate court, where he authored two dozen authoritative published opinions in civil cases. Mulligan received numerous academic awards as a student, including Phi Beta Kappa, and is a published legal author on insurance coverage, tort reform, and causation law.

Recent Accomplishments: 2019 Dispositive Motions Granted

  • Kalski v Transformer Inspection Retrofill Corp. (wrongful death)
  • Still v Meijer Corp. (premises liability)
  • Zygadlo v Roush Industries (employer liability)

Selected Published Decisions Authored for Court of Appeals

  • Willett v Waterford Charter Twp, 271 Mich App 38, 45 (2006)
  • McManamon v Redford Charter Twp, 273 Mich App 131 (2006)
  • Campbell v Kovich, 273 Mich App 227 (2006)
  • Kloian v Domino’s Pizza, LLC, 273 Mich App 449 (2006)
  • In re Baldwin Trust, 274 Mich App 387 (2007)
  • Roberts v Farmers Ins Exch, 275 Mich App 58 (2007)
  • Provider Creditors Comm v United American Health Care, 275 Mich App 90 (2007)
  • Morden v Grand Traverse Co, 275 Mich App 325 (2007)
  • Ligon v City of Detroit, 276 Mich App 120, 124 (2007)
  • Mettler Walloon, LLC v Melrose Twp, 281 Mich App 184 (2008)
  • Beach v Lima Twp, 283 Mich App 504 (2009)
  • Holland v Trinity Health Care Corp, 287 Mich App 524 (2010)

Decisions Litigated

  • RSWW, Inc. v. City of Keego Harbor, 56 F. Supp. 2d 798 (E.D. Mich. 1999)
  • Cacevic v. City of Hazel Park, 226 F.3d 483 (6th Cir. 2000)
  • DiCicco v City of Grosse Pointe Woods, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Michigan Court of Appeals (2002)
  • Peterson Novelties, Inc. v. City of Berkley, 305 F.3d 386 (6th Cir. 2002)
  • Peterson Novelties, Inc v City of Berkley, 259 Mich App 1 (2003).


  • Chains of Causation in § 1983 Actions: Speculative Links are Prohibited, Mich Defense Quarterly (forthcoming, January 2020)
  • Tort Reform: The Employer as Nonparty at Fault, 21 Mich Defense Quarterly 6 (July 2004)
  • Article on interpretation of “accident” in liability insurance, 73 U Det Mercy L Rev 753 (1996)

Foreign language fluency

  • Spanish


  • Member of Alumni Association Board of Directors, University of Detroit Mercy Law School (1996-2001)


  • Opera, classical music, live theatre


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