TIM CULLEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW

PRACTICE AREAS

Appeals

Tim Cullen enjoys a strong appellate practice in the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Arkansas Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  The firm has been involved in at least 150 cases on appeal, and won several important victories in the areas of criminal law, child custody, insurance law, workers compensation, and tort law.

The firm, as lead counsel for the Appellants in Green v. Alpharma, Case No. 07-382 (Ark. S. Ct., May 8, 2008), succeeded in overturning a trial court decision in a toxic tort case that has gained some notoriety for being the largest trial record ever filed in an Arkansas appellate court. The firm also prevailed as lead counsel for the Appellees in a nationwide class action certification appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court in General Motors Corporation v. Bryant, Case No. 07-437 (Ark. S. Ct., June 19, 2008). Both of these decisions received local and national media attention.

Our appellate practice continues to grow because many Arkansas lawyers who do not routinely handle appeals seek our expertise and experience.

We also represent indigent criminal defendants as court-appointed counsel on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Please visit our blog at www.reporteddecisions.com. 

Collections

Tim Cullen and his staff represent two large collection agencies and several banks, credit unions, and both small and large businesses in collecting delinquent accounts.  In the collection practice, members of our firm appear in circuit and district courts throughout the state on a routine basis.

Tim is also experienced in defending claims against collection agencies based on the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

The firm is a member of the American Collectors Association Members Attorney Program and is well versed in the regulations governing consumer and commercial collections.

Complex Federal Tort Claim Litigation/Veteran Advocacy

Federal Tort Claims are brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act by individuals who are injured by employees or agents of the federal government. That Act generally allows a person injured by a government employee or agency to file an administrative claim for compensation.  This includes veterans who are injured when a federal government employee of the veterans healthcare system did not take reasonable care.

Cullen & Co., PLLC has successfully handled several Federal Tort Claims, including claims against the Veterans Administration (for medical malpractice), the U.S. Army (for a motor-vehicle accident), and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

If you think you may have a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act, please call us to discuss your situation.

Business Litigation and Business Planning

We have experience representing local businesses in sales and acquisitions, non-compete litigation, and developing forms and processes to help businesses avoid conflicts and litigation. We are able to form business entities for clients, and advise on the advantages and disadvantages of various business forms, such as subchapter S corporations, subchapter C corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and sole proprietorships.

As a small business owner, Tim Cullen knows the importance of small business in Arkansas.  65% of new jobs are generated by small business.  If you need help forming your small business, please call us.

Many business owners in Arkansas still make ‘handshake’ deals and that is something that can potentially cause problems given the interstate aspects of today’s business.  Business owners should always keep copies of emails and written communication and be in the habit of confirming things in writing in order to help protect their interests.  If you need help with a business or contract dispute, please call us and give us the opportunity to assist you.