by Nnamdi Anozie
Christina Mullen is a Dallas native who graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A. Political Science, 2011) and Duke University School of Law (J.D. & LLM in International and Comparative Law, 2014). Christina gained varied experience as a student, having studied abroad in France, lived in the Spanish hall at McTyeire International House, and studied Japanese. Christina also cultivated a longstanding passion for service, delving into nonprofit fundraising and volunteering through her sorority with organizations such as Ronald McDonald House of Nashville, and carrying on her high school Ursuline Academy’s motto “Serviam”. In total, Christina received recognition for more than 150 hours of pro bono service as a student.
Upon graduation, Christina moved back to Dallas to begin her career. Now, Christina is a commercial litigator at Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP. But she has continued to fulfill her passion for service through a number of community and professional organizations, including the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
Christina serves as the development committee chair for Paws for Reflection, an animal-assisted therapy ranch in Midlothian, Texas, which provides counseling to children and adults with and without special needs. She also serves on the development committee for Feed My Starving Children, a Christian organization that provides “manna packs” to starving children around the world and whose meals are packed almost exclusively by volunteers. Christina continues to support Ronald McDonald House, nowadays in Dallas, including by scheduling a team of colleagues to cook meals at the House on an annual basis. In recognition of her philanthropic spirit and contributions to the Dallas community, Christina was recognized as one of Dallas’ Finest Under 40 Honorees by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2015 and was asked to serve on the Host Committee for 2016. Christina was also selected as a member of the 2015 DAYL Leadership Class, where she lends her skills on the sponsorship committee, raising money for the 2015 class project. Because of her efforts to pour into our city and impact our community in and outside of the courtroom, Christina Mullen is this month’s One to Watch.