USD School of Law Alumna Gwen Rutar Mullins ’87 (JD) Named Best Lawyer

USD School of Law Alumna Gwen Rutar Mullins ’87 (JD) Named Best Lawyer

Las Vegas (August 20, 2013)Best Lawyers announced the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America on August 15, 2013. University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Gwen Rutar Mullins, ’87 (JD), was honored for her work in construction law.

A partner at Howard & Howard in Las Vegas, Mullins concentrates her practice in the areas of construction law, probate, guardianship, trust administration, business and estate planning, corporate law, contracts, real estate and commercial litigation. Admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1987, Mullins is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of the Clark County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

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About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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