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Samuel K. Cullan

Samuel K. Cullan


Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer
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Cullan & Cullan
Kansas City, MO

About Samuel K. Cullan

Attorney Biography

Dr. Sam Cullan is a Super Lawyers Top 10 attorney and the 2016 Best Lawyers of America, 2016 and a medical doctor and engineer. He handles cases involving catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

The expansive legal and medical skills and knowledge that Sam has earned, help him provide injured victims and the families of wrongful death victims the support and action they need to overcome the challenges that have been forced on them.

Dr. Cullan is a renowned advocate for victims of brain and spinal cord injuries-especially children who have suffered birth injury, cerebral palsy, hypoxic brain injuries, and brachial plexus injuries due to medical malpractice. He is frequently asked to consult on birth injury and brain injury cases throughout the United States. Dr. Cullan is often asked to lecture at continuing legal education seminars and at medical schools. He has lectured at the University of Missouri Kansas City since 1999.

EDUCATION

1976Bachelor of Science in Engineering

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Honor Graduate

1982 Juris Doctorate

Creighton University School of Law

Graduated Cum Laude

1987 Medical Degree

Creighton University Medical School

Received the Upjohn Medical Achievement Award

Attorney (1987-1990)

After medical school, Dr. Sam Cullan worked for one of the largest firms in Kansas City defending medical malpractice cases and serious personal injury claims. This experience gave Sam insight and an in-depth look at the methods and tactics insurance companies employ to fight and delay meritorious serious personal injury and medical negligence cases.

Attorney (1990-Present)

Law Offices of Cullan & Cullan

In 1990, Sam Cullan founded his own law firm and concentrated his practice on fighting insurance companies on behalf of injured persons and their families. Since then, Sam and his firm have fought and collected tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in many different types of cases from birth injuries and other types of medical malpractice, to semi-truck accidents, construction site injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death.

CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer By National Board of Advocacy

Board Certified in Legal Medicine by the American College of Legal Medicine

HONORS, AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Kansas City Business Journal’s "Best of the Bar" (2006-2016)

Super Lawyers Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas (2009, 2011, and 2012)

Selected to Super Lawyers (2006–2012, 2014–2017)

2016 Lawyer of the Year–Medical Malpractice by Best Lawyers

Best Personal Injury Attorneys 2017 by Newsweek

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Dr. Cullan sponsors several free seminars each year for parents of special needs children including neonatal and pediatric CPR classes, seminars regarding brain injury litigations, IEP’s, resources for special needs children, and free insurance reviews for past or present clients.


Practice Areas

 
Personal Injury (50%)
 
Civil Trial Law (50%)

Résumé - Samuel K. Cullan

Bar Licenses

Missouri State Bar
Missouri
Member in Good Standing

Arizona State Bar
Arizona
Member in Good Standing

Nebraska State Bar
Nebraska
Member in Good Standing

Kansas State Bar
Kansas
Member in Good Standing

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Work Experience

Cullan & Cullan
Sr. Partner, Cullan & Cullan
1990

Education

Creighton University Medical School
Medical Degree
1987

Creighton University School of Law
Juris Doctorate
1982

United States Merchant Marine Academy
B.S.
1976

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Specialty Certifications

National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy

Awards & Recognitions

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2016

Lawyer of the Year–Medical Malpractice in Kansas City
Best Lawyers
2016

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2015

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2014

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2013

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2012

Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas
Super Lawyers®
2012

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2011

Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas
Super Lawyers®
2011

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2010

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2009

Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas
Super Lawyers®
2009

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2008

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2007

Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
2006

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Samuel K. Cullan
Cullan & Cullan
4900 Main St. Ste. 310
Kansas City, MO 64112
www.doctorspracticinglaw.com
Office: 816-253-8606
Office: 816-861-7600

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