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Jerome Pierce Mullins

Criminal defense Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1973
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jerome

Learn Jerome’s areas of practice.

  • Over 40 Years Courtroom Experience in California, District of Columbia, federal and military courts, including the defense of charges of serious criminal offenses.
  • Hundreds of cases handled to date including factual situations of death, serious bodily injury and property damage, large alleged financial losses, four cases pending against the client at the same time in different jurisdictions, as many as eight prior criminal convictions being charged, illegal search and seizure, mistaken identity in arrest, mistaken identity in records of prior convictions.
  • Established Reputation for effective, aggressive trial court representation in all subject areas of criminal law, regardless of complexity, adverse evidence or seriousness of consequences.
  • Former Trial Attorney with the Special Litigation Division of the District of Columbia Government, Washington, D.C.
  • Former Trial Attorney for Santa Clara County, California.
  • Graduate, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. with experience as a law clerk to a District of Columbia trial court judge.
  • Graduate, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, with bachelor of science degree in engineering and subsequent law enforcement experience at sea as a commissioned officer, including duty as commanding officer of two United States Coast Guard Cutters -- one involved in search and rescue during the Cuban Exodus and the other in combat duty in the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam.
  • Extensive Day-To-Day Professional Contact with Judges and Prosecutors in the Courtroom.

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Jerome P. Mullins, Attorney at Law
95 S Market St Ste 300
San Jose, CA, 95113


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Posted by Andrew | December 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't Say Enough
Very professional. Very open and friendly. Provided me with his cell phone so if I had questions I could contact him anytime. At first I wasn't sure with Jerry because he was in the Bay Area and I am in the valley. Didn't know if he would take my case. However, after speaking with him on the phone I knew I found the right attorney. He explained the entire process, what would be needed and what to expect. Seldom did I have any surprises. We gathered information and statements. Jerry put everything together and setup the first court hearing. He was successful in helping me get my 1203.4 (Dismissal). Next we moved on to the Certificate of Rehabilitation. He appeared with me at my interview and several continuations waiting for the DA to finish their report. The day finally came on November 18. My COR was submitted and approved by the judge. With that I was also cleared from the 290 Registration List. It was a long process, but well worth it. I would highly recommend Mr. Mullins to anyone looking for an expert in clearing your record. He is highly knowledgeable, helpful and has your best interests in mind. Thank you Mr. Mullins
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Posted by DK | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
So you want a Governor's Pardon
In 2000 I was convicted of a very serious felony drug charge. I was 20 years old. I came from a good home, graduated high school early and made great achievements in sports. I started to hang out with the wrong crowd, which eventually led me to be in a horrible drug charged relationship. I got my life back together, graduated college and went back into sports. However, everywhere I went this felony affected my life. It was hard to get a good job. Interviewers were interested in me, but as soon as they found out I had a felony I could see it in their eyes and body language…disappointment. I continually felt guilt and shame throughout my life, when all I was trying to do is be a better person. Then I met Mr. Mullins; he was confident in the fact that even though I had a serious drug charge it would be possible for me to have my full rights back. My journey was not easy, I had to put my heart and soul on paper and discuss what I did, and who I have become. We went through all the steps of receiving a Certification of Rehabilitation and then submitting that for a Governor’s pardon. Mr. Mullins knew all the steps that needed to be taken, and how it needed to be presented. He has a system of how things should be done and presented, and with his guidance and hard work I was granted a full and unconditional Governor’s Pardon within a year and a half’s time from start to finish. Most people wait YEARS to receive a pardon! Mr. Mullins will get you through this tough journey with patience and understanding. I am so happy that I found him and that I have my life back. I am like Pinocchio; I am a real person again. I have my rights back, I have my life back and most importantly I feel whole!
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Posted by Melvin | May 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Jerome Mullins, he’s the best!
I have been so privileged having Jerome Mullins as my attorney, I was fortunate enough to get a referral from several other attorneys to him and he has been 100% positive and helpful since our first meeting. He knows exactly what he’s doing and has a good plan on how to get there, he doesn’t beat around the bush. He lets you know exactly what the possible outcomes could look like and give you a good understanding of what he can do for you… I would highly recommend him to anyone. “He is the best Criminal Lawyer around, hands down” (in my opinion) Jerome is straightforward, honest and diligent… I had five court cases, and we got them all expunged and got a certificate of rehabilitation. He has been honest with me from the beginning, and he has delivered on everything he thought it was possible, and I am completely pleased. Honestly, you could not ask for more than you’ll get from this attorney, I have had him call me on a weekend evening to give me a status updates and you won’t get that from everyone believe me. Jerome Mullins is the attorney you want!
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
community member
I want to thank Jerome Mullins for his volunteer work with the local community. He has been a long time practitioner in San Jose and he has always found ways to also give back to the community.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly Exceptional!
I hired Jerry for a record clearing matter, and he so far exceeded my wildest hopes, I was blown away. He's a total rock star! He explained everything to me with the greatest patience, and wrote a memo so brilliant that when we appeared before the court, the judge granted everything we'd asked for and MORE, and didn't even need to talk to me. Wow!!
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Posted by Bob | January 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
So you want a "Presidential Pardon"
So you want a “Presidential Pardon” I did and commissioned Jerome P. Mullins. It’s a long process, years in the making. Followed his instructions to a “T” and after a long four year Pardon Application process, on December 19th, 2016, I was granted a Presidential Pardon. Mr. Mullins expertise in this matter was indeed the contributing factor in obtaining my Presidential Pardon.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jerome P. Mullins, Attorney at Law
  • 1977 - Present
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Offices of Jerome P. Mullins
  • 1977 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Santa Clara County Public Defender Office
  • 1974 - 1977


  • Georgetown University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • N/A


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jerome. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Jerry for many years, co-counseling with him on a Capital murder case and consulting with him on hundreds of other cases. Jerry is passionate, resourceful, and relentless in his advocacy."
Criminal defense

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San Jose Criminal defense Lawyer Jerome Pierce Mullins
Jerome Pierce Mullins
Criminal defense Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 49 years