Firm Overview

Muller Law helps people and small businesses solve legal problems and resolve legal conflict. We specialize in civil litigation, employment law, and business law, using the courts to vindicate or defend your legal rights. I am equally comfortable taking your case to trial or settling out of court if it is to your advantage. I am known for outstanding representation in a number of subject areas, especially employment law, real estate disputes, and business representation, but have experience and competence in a number of additional areas.

Muller Law prides itself on providing clients with outstanding customer service and high-end representation. Low overhead allows Muller Law clients to get big-firm representation at small firm prices.

Example cases

I recently settled a property dispute for over $300,000. On the day of trial in personal injury case, I negotiated a favorable settlement for my client. Another client was thrilled with a bigger-than-expected settlement I negotiated in a breach of contract action.

Main Office

Main
155 S. Main St.
Suite 101
Providence  RI  02903

Phone
  • (401) 256-5171
Fax
  • (401) 256-5178

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Call and mention Nolo to get a free consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I offer a free initial telephone consultation to clients who mention Nolo. I always look for a creative billing solution to help clients get as much legal services as possible without spending money unnecessarily. I offer contingency fee, fixed fee, and/or hourly fee arrangements as applicable.

Hourly Rates

Depends on the case.

Office Information

Office Hours

Sunday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Any time by appointment.

Office Manager

Sandee Saucier.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose litigation and negotiation because it draws on my strengths: empathy with clients' needs; helping clients get what's fair; public speaking to a judge, jury, or negotiation adversary; strong writing skills; close client interaction; use of the court system to get clients what they deserve.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

The Internet puts an unprecedented amount of valuable legal information at clients' fingertips-- for free. I strive to make my website, www.chipmuller.com, become a treasure trove of free resources in employment law and other areas of litigation. Consumers need to be careful with two things: first, some of the information on the Internet is accurate and valuable (such as Nolo.com). Other information may be inaccurate or relatively thin in value. Second, after studying the law even carefully, you may mistakenly come to the conclusion that it's obvious what your legal rights are. I find that even highly educated consumers who make a strong effort at studying the law often miss important subtleties that lawyers are specifically trained to catch. Don't be penny wise and pound foolish. Get a lawyer's guidance at some point in your legal journey.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am happy to support clients' efforts to run as much of their case as they are able. I can point clients toward the right do-it-yourself legal resources, I can review and edit documents that clients draft, and I can act as a consultant to a clients' effort to solve legal problems on their own.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to coach clients who represent themselves.

Chip Muller

I worked in the employment and litigation practice groups at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, until forming Muller Law. At Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, I helped represent pillars of the community and Fortune 500 corporations including New England Gas, Southern Union Railroad, The Moore Company, Kelly & Picerne, Assa Abloy, Planned Parenthood, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson & Wales, Rhode Island Hospital, F.M. Global, Providence & Worcester Railroad, Capital Properties, Bradford Soap, and Testa Corp.

Prior to moving to Rhode Island, I prosecuted criminals, winning several trials for the Alamance County, North Carolina, District Attorney's office. I worked in media and broadcast law for Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey, and Leonard in Raleigh, North Carolina; and in employment law for Glen, Mills, Fisher, and Mahoney, LLP in Durham, North Carolina.

Before attending law school, I was a television reporter and documentary director for PBS and CBS television stations. I won a regional Emmy Award for Best Documentary for my production, "North Carolina's Dependence on Tobacco."

I am a parent, a husband, and an active citizen. I can empathize with a huge range of human experience and have the strength to guide my clients through important and stressful times. Before attending law school, I was a television news reporter and documentary director. That gave me a great deal of real-world experience on Main Street, in families' homes, on military bases, in factories, schools, legislatures, and courtrooms - even the U.S. Supreme Court. My education included religious studies and the psychology of religion. I have a strong sense of human nature, which is really a kind of power. I use that power to get my clients what they want.

My style is to connect with, support, and fight for my clients. I am friendly and accessible. I always try to solve problems with "win-win" solutions and a minimum of formal legal conflict. However, when someone stands in the way of "softer" solutions, I do not hesitate to use hard-edge tactics to make a court or arbitrator require an adversary to see the wisdom of my clients' position.

Personal interests:

Spending time with my wife and three children, adventures in the wilderness.

License
  • Bar Number: 7686
    Rhode Island , 2007
  • Bar Number: 672100
    Massachusetts , 2008
  • Bar Number: 429345
    Connecticut , 2008
Education
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    J.D. , 2007
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Article and Notes Editor, First Amendment Law Review; Member, National Trial Team.
  • Boston University
    M.A. , 1997
    Boston, MA
    Wrote thesis on the psychology of religion.
  • Middlebury College
    B.A. , 1993
    Middlebury, VT
    President, Student Government Association.

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