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Chief Counsel

Jim Mullen

Jim Mullen is the Chief Counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He is responsible for legal policy on all aspects of Agency programs and activities including the development, issuance, interpretation, enforcement, and defense of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) before state and federal courts. He also supervises a team of approximately 40 attorneys that provide legal support on budget, procurement, fiscal law, ethics, personnel and employment related matters.


Jim brings an extensive portfolio of experience and providing senior leadership in the law arena – the vast majority occurring in the trucking sector.  

Prior to launching his own consulting firm in 2016, Jim served for more than a decade as the executive vice president and general counsel for Werner Enterprises, one of the five largest truckload carriers in the United States.  

His professional background also includes expertise in the areas of government relations and human resources.  

A proud Nebraska Cornhusker, Jim obtained his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Nebraska.

Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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