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Heather Mellyn Cullen

Heather Mellyn Cullen

Family Lawyer
Cullen & Murphy
Riverside, CA
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About Heather Mellyn Cullen

Attorney Biography

Attorney Cullen is a native Southern Californian who graduated Cum Laude with a dual bachelor’s degree in Philosophy & Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside. Attorney Cullen then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from The University of California at Davis, School of Law.

Attorney Cullen is currently an active member of the State Bar of California. She is licensed to practice law in the State of California and the U.S. District Court Central District of California. Attorney Cullen is also an active member of the Riverside County and San Bernardino County Bar Associations.

Attorney Cullen founded Cullen, Murphy in 1998 and has practiced exclusively in the Riverside and San Bernardino courts for over 20 years. Her years of knowledge provide clients with a fast track through filing procedures and issues that unrepresented clients may encounter as difficult and time-consuming. Attorney Cullen has established a law firm that puts clients first and applies cutting-edge technology to provide effective and reliable legal representation.

Practice Areas

Family Law (100%)


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Résumé - Heather Mellyn Cullen

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Cullen & Murphy
Cullen & Murphy
Attorney at Law


UC Davis School of Law
UC Davis School of Law
Juris Doctorate

University of California, Riverside
University of California, Riverside
Bachelor of Arts

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Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Family Law
State Bar of California


Riverside County Bar Association
Riverside County Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Leading Lawyer
Inland Empire Magazine

Commercial Recognitions

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion


Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers

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Case Results - Heather Mellyn Cullen

Family Law (Dissolution of Marriage)
Marital dissolution matter. The parties obtain an equitable judgment client obtained positive awards of child custody, support, and attorney fees.

Sole Custody
Establishment of Parental Relationship
The client requested sole legal and physical custody of the child in the establishment of a paternal relationship (paternity) matter. Client awarded sole legal and physical custody of the child.

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Attorney Endorsements

Valerie Lee Murphy
Endorsement: Family Law
August 31, 2021
Attorney Cullen is a family law specialist who provides excellent legal representation for her clients. Attorney Cullen has been practicing family law for over 20 years, and her application of legal authority and theory is excellent. She truly cares for her clients, and it is apparent in her representation of them.

Contact Heather Mellyn Cullen

Heather Mellyn Cullen
Cullen & Murphy
4094 Chestnut St
Riverside, CA 92501
Office: 951-715-4632
Fax: 951-715-4601

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Bar License Information

California Bar Membership -

Heather Mellyn Cullen - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Heather Mellyn Cullen on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.

Specialty Certification Information

Family Law Specialty Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Family Law - Lawyers certified as family law specialists by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) have demonstrated substantial involvement in the practice of family law.

The CBLS defines the term "family law" as the practice of law "dealing with all aspects of the California Family Code and including, but not limited to, the following: taxation issues incident to family law practice; contempt; enforcement proceedings; mediation and/or negotiation of family law disputes; psychological and counseling aspects of family law; family law writ and appellate practice; postmarital agreements; nonmarital domestic relationships; child custody in any forum; and public enforcement of child support."