Meet Our Attorneys
Patrick J. Mulligan IV
Patrick graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1992. He received a B.A. in Psychology. He attended law school at Wake Forest University and received his J.D. in 1998. He returned to Wilmington after law school and has practiced law in the area since that time. Patrick began his career focusing primarily on defending clients charged with felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and DWI in North Carolina State Courts. He now focuses primarily on civil litigation with an emphasis on representing clients who have been injured at work or in accidents, including automobile accidents. Patrick has tried cases before judges and juries in North Carolina State Courts.
Robert P. Epstein
Robert is a 1996 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a B.A. in Psychology, cum laude. After graduation, Mr. Epstein worked for a political and policy consulting firm and a brief stint in state government as a health care policy analyst. In 1997 he returned to Chapel Hill for law school where he received his J.D. from UNC in 2000. After law school, Robert worked as a policy consultant in the 2000 election cycle before being appointed an Assistant District Attorney for Brunswick, Bladen, and Columbus counties, where his work focused on DWI prosecution. While serving as Assistant District Attorney, Robert represented the State of North Carolina in hundreds of trials before judges and juries.
In 2003, Robert chose to enter private practice so he could put his experience to work defending clients charged with felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and DWI in North Carolina State Courts. Robert also received his certification in Superior Court Mediations and District Court Arbitrations and is currently performing both roles in addition to his criminal defense practice. Mr. Epstein is also an avid runner, tennis player, and serves on various non profit boards in the community.
Sean C. Evans
Sean graduated from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2004. He has practiced law at Mulligan-Epstein Attorneys since 2006, with a primary focus in criminal litigation. He provides representation for both felony and misdemeanor charges, as well as all traffic violations. He received certification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association and International Association of Chiefs of Police DWI Detection Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program in 2007.
Equipped with the same certification and qualifications on impairment and field testing for DWI charges as the state’s law enforcement agencies, Sean has successfully represented hundreds of DWI cases in the courtroom against the state of North Carolina. Also in his area of practice, Sean provides representation for Social Security Disability Benefits. Experienced in the claims process, he is a strong advocate for securing Social Security Disability benefits for his clients.
M. Alexander Kintner
M. Alexander Kintner grew up in Winston Salem, NC. Alex attended the College of Charleston where he earned a B.A. in Political Science as well as a B.A. in Philosophy upon graduation in 2008. In 2011, after completing his studies at Quinnipiac University School of Law, Alex received a J.D.
In addition to securing a J.D. during law school, Alex earned two concentration certificates,Criminal Law and Advocacy & Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, with honors. During law school Alex clerked for the Honorable Anderson Cromer, Stokes County elected Superior Court Judge. He is a member of the New Hanover County Bar Association and The North Carolina Bar Association. Alex focuses primarily on defending clients charged with criminal offenses and traffic violations in New Hanover and Brunswick County.
Born and raised in Indiana, Christine Farrell graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and criminal justice in 1997. She then went on to earn a J.D. from DePaul University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois with a Dean’s Scholarship in 2000. Christine began working at Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic in Chicago as a law student intern and worked after graduation as an attorney in the office and later, as the Legal Director of the Legal Aid Clinic. In 2007, Christine and her family moved to Wilmington and she became licensed to practice law in North Carolina. While in Wilmington, Christine first practiced in the areas of family law, criminal defense, juvenile and DSS matters. She now focuses primarily on family law and DSS matters. Christine is a member of the New Hanover County Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association.
William Darrough, or “Will”, graduated from Texas A&M University in 2005, where he received a B.S. in Political Science. He then attended law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree and a concentration certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Will focuses primarily on criminal and civil litigation, including felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and DWI’s.
Will is also passionate about representing clients who have been involved in accidents or find themselves disabled and unable to work. He is dedicated to helping good, honest people that have been injured due to no fault of their own. Will strives to provide a service to his clients which will ease the burden caused by their accident and allow them to focus on their recovery.
Will is a former member of the Wilmington Family YMCA fundraising committee and continues to support the Y and the many services it provides to Wilmington residents. Additionally, he is a member of the Wilmington Kiwanis Club, whose mission is “To Serve the Children of our Community”, with a majority of the fundraising efforts benefitting the local Brigade Boys and Girls Club.