Dennis Mullins

Dennis Mullins

Bakersfield, California
(661) 395-1000
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Dennis Mullins is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Transactional Department. He has over 40 years of experience representing commercial developers, farmers, ranchers, and other landowners in commercial real estate transactions and development projects. In addition to retail, office, and industrial properties, Dennis' practice includes energy projects, water rights, and environmental and land use issues. He has handled lease, acquisition and title work for oil and gas interests and for alternative energy projects. Over a 25-year period, Dennis has also handled a wide variety of agriculture industry transactions and issues. He has experience representing investors, addressing agricultural water supply, and advising clients on the full range of challenges faced by rural landowners. With an extensive background in federal, state and local government, politics, and public service, Dennis brings an understanding of public policy to the development process.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Land Use & Permitting
  • Water Law
  • Energy Development

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1984
  • California, 1978


  • University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor magna cum laude
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, appointed by President Ronald Reagan, Member, 1987 - 1992
  • Administrative Conference of the United States, Member, 1992 - 1993
  • California Business Properties Association, Chairman, 2002 - 2004
  • Kern Water Bank Authority, 1995 - 2006
  • Tejon-Castaic Water District, President, 1994 - 2006
  • Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District, 1997 - Present
  • Bakersfield City School District Educational Foundation, Director, 2008-2017, 2008 - Present
  • Kern Economic Development Corporation, Director, 2008 - Present
  • Kern Economic Development Corporation, Lead Counsel, 2013 - Present
  • California Business Properties Association, Chaiman, 2002-2004, Director, 1995 - 2010

Professional Experience

  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 2007-present
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, 1982 - 1985
  • Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, 1985 - 1991
  • U.S. General Services Administration, General Counsel, 1992 - 1993
  • Tejon Ranch Company, Vice President and General Counsel, 1993 - 2006