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    Truck Accident

    Negligent truck driver made a right-hand turn into plaintiff’s vehicle, causing fractured vertebra and partial paralysis. Defendant alleged plaintiff was trying to pass him on the shoulder. The insurance company offered zero before trial.

  • $17 Million

    Birth Injury

    Negligence by nurses and hospital staff in failing to assess the position of the baby, improper use of Pitocin, and failing to obtain an assessment by physician, resulting in severe oxygen deprivation and brain injury to the baby.

  • $13.2 Million

    Birth Injury

    A newborn suffered brain damage due to improper administration of Pitocin, failure to monitor preeclampsia and failure to perform timely c-section.

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Doctors Practicing Law in Missouri and Kansas (And Select Cases Nationwide)

For over three decades, Cullan & Cullan has served the injured, the voiceless, and the wronged. Our firm is unique, in that we have lawyers who are also medical doctors and have degrees in anatomy and engineering, as well as accident reconstruction training. This advanced education fosters an unparalleled understanding of our clients’ claims and the ability to build clear, compelling cases on their behalf. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys are passionate about protecting society’s most vulnerable members, helping them seek civil justice so they can rebuild their lives.

Knowledge is power. We use it to level the playing field between the injured and the large corporations and insurance companies that routinely deny liability and undervalue claims. Put our team on your side and experience the difference we can make in your future. We have recovered over $350 million in verdicts and settlements, which includes dozens of multi-million-dollar recoveries and record-breaking case verdicts. Call now for honest and aggressive representation.

Start with a free consultation today by calling (816) 253-8606 or filling out ourcontact form.

Dr. Dan Cullan, one of the first doctor-lawyers in the United States. (1945-2007)

Our Mission

Restoring Lives & Preventing Injury

Dr. Dan Cullan was the founder of Cullan & Cullan. He was one of the first doctor-lawyers in the United States. He was nationally renowned as a relentless advocate for children who suffered needless birth injuries as well as others who suffered serious injury or death. Dr. Cullan was a Co-Founder of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice; Past-President of the American College of Legal Medicine, a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and recognized as one of the top 100 civil trial lawyers in the United States.

Dr. Dan Cullan established the firm with two goals in mind. Our first mission is to help those who have been seriously injured obtain financial compensation so that they can restore their lives to the fullest extent possible. We understand that we cannot change what has happened, but what we can do is investigate the case and hold the person or corporation who was at fault responsible for their negligence.

Our second mission is to prevent injury. We strive to expose how and why an accident or injury occurred and we do our best to prevent needless tragedy from happening to other families. Prevention cannot happen if we silently stand by; prevention can only be accomplished through education, deterrence, public awareness, and advocacy.

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  • Inner Circle of Advocates

    Dr. Pat Cullan and Dr. Joe Cullan are both members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group that limits its member to the best plaintiff lawyers in the country. Members are recognized as having exceptional qualifications are respected and recognized by their peers and who are experienced and skillful in the handling of courtroom litigation.

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

    Dr. Sam Cullan is a National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) Board-Certified Trial Lawyer, a credential that provides reliable evidence of his specialized knowledge and proficiency.

  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Cullan & Cullan are members of the Million and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States that limits its membership to attorneys who have won multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. attorneys are members of the forum.

  • Newsweek Magazine

    Cullan & Cullan was named “Best Personal Injury Attorneys in 2017” by Newsweek Magazine. In addition, Dr. Pat Cullan and Dr. Joe Cullan were also featured in Newsweek magazine’s “Rising Legal Stars” feature which recognized their exceptional legal and medical background.

  • The Irish Legal 100

    Dr. Pat Cullan and Dr. Joe Cullan were both named “Top 100 Most Distinguished Attorneys in America with Irish Roots” by the Irish Legal 100, an annually compiled list of the most distinguished legal professionals in the United States who share Irish roots. Other distinguished members of the Irish Legal 100 include United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy.

  • American Board of Legal Medicine

    Dr. Sam Cullan is Board-Certified in Legal Medicine by the American Board of Legal Medicine, a prominent professional society committed to addressing issues that arise at the intersection of law and medicine.

  • Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers® magazine honors leading attorneys who have been recognized by their peers for a high level of professional achievement. We are proud to have several attorneys selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list.

  • Best of Bar

    The Kansas City Business Journal’s annual Best of the Bar list recognizes local attorneys who have at least 10 years of professional experience. Attorneys are selected by a panel of judges for considerable achievements, reputation, civic involvement, and more.

  • The Best Lawyers of America

    The Best Lawyers in America® seeks to recognize the top attorneys in the United States via a peer-review process. We are honored to have several of our attorneys included in this prestigious list.

  • AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

    A number of our attorneys have earned AV Preeminent® Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating offered by the prestigious organizations. Ratings are determined based on peer reviews, legal ability, ethical standards, and other factors.

  • Avvo 10.0

    We are proud to have several attorneys who have earned an Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb. Attorneys earn ratings based on a number of factors, including experience, recognition, and professional conduct.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

    Dr. Pat Cullan and Dr. Joe Cullan were named "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers. Award recipients are lawyers under the age of 40 who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, and notable trial results. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers

    Dr. Gene Cullan, Dr. Pat Cullan and Dr. Joe Cullan are members of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only national organization that selects the most qualified attorneys from across the country based on their leadership, professional stature and influence and their profile as either a civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyer.

Families We've Helped

  • "We knew these would be lifelong issues for our son. You have to advocate for your kids because no one else will do it. Cullan & Cullan knew what was going on and we knew they would be successful in helping us."
  • "If your child is damaged or you think your child is damaged, you should seek a lawyer. Having a doctor-lawyer on my side really gave me hope."
  • "My child had permanent paralysis in her left arm and no one gave us a straight answer on how bad it actually was. We needed lawyers who understood the medical side of this case and hiring the Cullan brothers gave us the attention we needed."
  • "Joe and Pat came to meet me helped me fight my case. I was who they cared about and I felt so important with the Cullan brothers."
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  • Pat Cullan

    M.D., J.D.

    Medical Doctor
    Lawyer

    Dr. Pat Cullan is a Medical Doctor and Trial Attorney who is nationally recognized for his success in fighting for catastrophically injured clients.

    Pat Cullan's Bio
  • Pat Cullan

    M.D., J.D.

    Medical Doctor
    Lawyer

    Dr. Pat Cullan is a Medical Doctor and Trial Attorney who is nationally recognized for his success in fighting for catastrophically injured clients.

    Pat Cullan's Bio

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