Lincoln University of San Francisco (Bachelor of Arts, 1929). Lincoln College of Law (Bachelor of Laws, 1932). University of Northern California (Honorary Juris Doctor, 1984).
Senior attorney California Compensation Insurance Fund, 1934-1944. Superintendent compensation insurance claims California, 1944-1949. Founder Mullen & Filippi (with law offices in), San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno, Santa Rosa, Bakersfield, San Francisco.
Lecturer on insurance law.
Member California Republican Central Committee, 1946-1956. Member board regents St. Mary's College of California, since 1980. With American Red Cross, 1942-1946.
Member State Bar California, International Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, American Bar Association (member house of deals 1967-1977, vice chairman workmen's compensation committee), San Francisco Bar Association, Lawyers Club San Francisco (president 1959-1960, board directors 1960-1970), American Board Trial Advocates, American Trial Lawyers Association, American Judicature Society, National Conference Bar Presidents, Defense Research Institute, Defense Seminar Association San Francisco, Probate Attorneys Association (board directors), Northern California, San San Francisco Chamber of C., Bayview Merchants Association (past president), Bay View Civic Club (past president), Central Council of Civic Clubs (director), Native Sons California Clubs: San Francisco Athletic (San Francisco), Commonwealth of California (San Francisco). Olympic City, Olympic Country.
Married Olivia Cotta, April 30, 1933.