Patrick Cullan, MD JD

About Patrick Cullan, MD JD: Physician and Trial Lawyer

Attorney Joseph CullanDr. Patrick Cullan has been in practice since January 1, 2000. He began practicing law with his father, Daniel B. Cullan MD JD, one of the first physician/trial lawyers in the country. Their first trial together as a father-son trial team resulted in a record Six Million Seven Hundred Thousand Dollar verdict ($6,700,000). Dr. Patrick Cullan continues the strong tradition started by his father, and has recovered Tens of millions of dollars for catastrophically injured clients, 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 and Nebraska.


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

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Graduated from Creighton Prep High School (Cum Laude, 1992), in Omaha, Nebraska, Santa Clara University (B.A., Cum Laude, 1996), and the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 1999). After Law School Patrick attended medical school in Ireland at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, graduating with honors in 2006. He completed training programs in the United States, Ireland and Germany. Patrick also attended the Goethe Institute in Germany and completed the Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom.

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. Patrick performed his obstetrical training at Ireland's National Maternity Hospital on Hollis St., where the active management of labor was invented. Also, Patrick trained at the Waterford Regional Hospital and the Rotunda, the world’s first all Women’s hospital specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has obtained a separate degree in Obstetrics.


Pat played football and rowed crew at Santa Clara University, and was selected to the Nebraska All-State Football Team in 1992.

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. Current 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. Was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award (first in Class) for Contracts while in law school.

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