Mullin, William Edward "Bill" 83, passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2018, following a courageous, dignified ten-year struggle with a motor disorder, Apraxia. Born in 1934 in Minneapolis, Bill was a life-long Minnesotan. As a boy, Bill was a track star at Campion High School. After Campion, he attended Georgetown University for two years, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. and law degree. Bill had a long, distinguished career as a litigator and family law attorney. After graduating from law school in 1958, Bill served in the United States Attorney General's Office and the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. In 1964, he opened the law firm Mullin, Galinson, Swirnoff. He had his own practice until 1978, when he joined the Maslon firm as a partner and spent the remainder of his career there. During his 60-year career, he served as the President of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chair of the Committee on Family Law of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers, and was an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Bill was awarded numerous awards and honors throughout his career, chief among them, the Professionalism and Civility Award from the Hennepin County Bar Association. Bill loved his work and was widely admired for his integrity, wisdom, and sense of humor. Bill was a champion of many causes and always donated his time and resources to advancing social justice. As a young man, he marched for civil rights. As an attorney, he was on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis and volunteered his time at the Children's Law Center. He was also heavily involved in Democratic politics. In 1968, he took a break from law to work on Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign and continued to support political candidates throughout his life. Bill loved to spend time with his family and he was a role model to his two children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. In his spare time, Bill was a marathon runner, an avid skier, and he traveled the world with his family and friends. Bill leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Chouhei Min Mullin, his daughter, Elizabeth Mullin (John Fedele), grandchildren, Henry, Mason, and Zoey Fedele, devoted siblings, Mary "Mimi" Villaume, Sister Katherine Mullin, Rick Mullin, and many relatives and good friends. Bill will join his beloved son, William Edward "Eddie" Mullin (Mary Mullin), who passed away from cancer three years ago. Visitation March 15, 5-7 p.m., at Washburn- McReavy, 2301 Dupont Avenue S., Mpls. Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. with visitation at 11 a.m., Friday, March 16, at the Basilica of St. Mary, Hennepin Ave. at 17th St. In lieu of flowers all memorials preferred to the Eddie Mullin Fund in BMMRD Research at Mt. Sinai, support.supportsinai.com/site/PageNavigator/… or the Ted Mullin Pediatric Sarcoma Research Fund at the University of Chicago Medicine, tedmullinfund.org/donate.html.
William Edward 'Bill' Mullin
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