John E. Bulman ’80 was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the American Arbitration Association at the annual meeting held in New York. An attorney with Little Medeiros Kinder Bulman and Whitney, PC in Providence, R.I., Bulman was also appointed to chair the Association’s Committee on Practice and Management.
Following graduation from Hobart College with a B.A. in political science, Bulman went on to the Georgetown University Law Center where he earned a J.D. cum laude. He has bar memberships in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the Federal Court (U.S. District Court for the Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Eleventh Circuits). Bulman has 25 years of experience in construction law, commercial trial matters, business dispute resolution and neutral arbitration and mediation services. He has represented both private and public (including state and municipal) clients in jury and non-jury trials and in arbitration and mediation proceedings all across the country, even arguing cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the First and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. As a mediator, Bulman has successfully mediated more than 75 cases on a range of subjects including contract interference, partnership, municipal tax assessments and franchise disputes. As an arbitrator, Bulman has presided over many cases with claims up to $100 million.
For several years, Bulman has been recognized in multiple client guides as one of the region’s leading construction and litigation practitioners. This recognition was confirmed by his 2006 election to the American College of Construction Lawyers and his awards of 2007 Outstanding Director for the American Arbitration Association. Additionally, he was honored from 2007 to 2010 by the Best Lawyers in America, and was recognized in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Super lawyers. Furthermore, he was recommended from 2006 through 2009 for General Commercial Litigation by the USA Chambers.