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A shareholder in the firm’s litigation practice, Melita M. Mullen primarily focuses her practice on general liability defense, insurance coverage litigation, medical & professional malpractice defense, and employment litigation.

Before joining Bell, Moore & Richter, Melita practiced at another civil litigation firm in Madison, Wisconsin, with a focus on medical malpractice defense. Melita is member of the Dane County Bar Association, the James E. Doyle American Inn of Court, Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Risk Management, and the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Originally from the Boston area, Melita is a graduate of Vassar College, with honors, and the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was a Note and Comment Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. Melita comes to the legal profession with an extensive background in writing, editing, research and helping clients develop effective communication strategies.

Outside of work, Melita enjoys spending time with her daughters and dabbling in her husband's wholesale bead business, Hand of the Hills.

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Latest News 2024 Jan 19

Majority Women-Owned Law Firm

BMR is proud to announce that with Melita Mullen becoming a shareholder on January 1, 2023, we are a majority women-owned law firm. Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C., originally formed in 1851 as Vilas & Remington, was (not surprisingly) an all-male-owned law firm. Over the years, the name has changed, and the firm has grown adding many female attorneys who became partners, but it continued as a male-owned law firm, until 2023 when we became a majority women-owned law firm. We are extremely proud of the growth and evolution of the firm.

Recognition 2023 Nov 14

2024 Best Law Firms® (2024 edition) - Madison Metropolitan Area Announced.

Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is proud to be recognized as a 2024 Madison Metropolitan Law firm by "The Best Lawyers in America®." Firms included in the 2024 "Best Law Firms" are recognized for professional excellence and receiving a tier designation reflect the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading law firms in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, integrity and professionalism. Our clients are our priority, and we are dedicated to serving their interests.

Articles 2023 Apr 18

Melita Mullen reviews the book - "Like a Swallow" - by Nina L. Camic

Melita Mullen gives you a peek at the book "Like a Swallow" in the April Edition of the Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine under its "Shelf Life" section. "Like a Swallow darts from post-World War II Warsaw to cosmopolitan New York City and back again, stitching together Nina L. Camic’s detailed recollections of a girlhood spanning two cultures. A long-time professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Camic shares a remarkable family history, beginning with her maternal grandparents’ emigration from Poland to the United States." (Read more.)