Joseph Cullan, MD JD

About Joseph Cullan, MD JD: Physician and Trial Lawyer

Attorney Joseph CullanDr. Joseph Cullan has helped recover Tens of millions of dollars for catastrophically injured clients. Dr. Joseph Cullan was admitted to practice law on July 1, 2000 and began working with his father Daniel B. Cullan MD JD, one of the first physician/trial lawyers in the country to specialize in representing catastrophically injured children. He worked with his father on nationally recognized cases, which obtained record verdicts and settlements throughout the country, including the largest trucking accident verdict in Nebraska history, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Nebraska history, the largest premises liability award in Nebraska history, as well as the largest wrongful death verdict in Nebraska history. Most recently, Dr. Cullan obtained a record 19.6 million dollar verdict for a paralyzed Montana man.


Licensed to practice Law in California, Arizona, and Nebraska.


American Association for Justice, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, and Birth Trauma Litigation Group.

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Graduated from Creighton Prep highschool (Cum Laude, 1993), in Omaha, NE, Santa Clara University (B.S., Cum Laude, 1997), and the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 2000). Later, Joseph followed his familial roots back to Ireland where he studied, trained, and graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. He performed medical internships in the United States, Ireland, and Argentina.

The Royal College of Surgeons was one of the first medical schools chartered by the Queen of England in the 1700's. Today, it is a leader in medicine, surgery, and obstetrics around the globe. Joseph performed his obstetrical training at Ireland's National Maternity Hospital on Hollis St., where the active management of labor was invented. Also, Joe trained at the Rotunda, the world’s first all Women’s hospital specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Cullan has also obtained a separate degree in obstetrics.


Gatorade All-American Soccer Player, Recipient of Bronco Bench Foundation Scholarship at Santa Clara University, Scholar-Athlete Award winner at Santa Clara University, All-State Captain Nebraska Soccer 1993.

Law Honors

Recognized as obtaining the highest verdict in Nebraska and the twenty-seventh highest verdict in the United States by the National Law Journal. Past Chairman of the American Association for Justice’s Birth Injury Litigation Group. Consistently recognized as having the highest verdicts and settlements in the State of Nebraska. Both Patrick and Joe are requested to speak at National and International Conventions, such as the Nebraska Trial Lawyers Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, and the Inner Circle of Advocates. Named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, and Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40. Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts while in Law School.

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