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Stephen J. Cullen


Stephen J. Cullen

Stephen Cullen is head of the firm's Family Law & Private Clients Group. Stephen is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He represents parents and children in state, interstate, UCCJEA and international family and child law cases and is an expert on the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Stephen's practice includes divorce, financial remedies, custody, child support, alimony, adoption, second parent adoption, marital contracts, marital torts, guardianships, reputation management and defamation.

Stephen served as the director of Miles & Stockbridge’s Pro Bono Advocacy Program for the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Stephen was a Scottish high school teacher of English and Italian and then a Scottish lawyer in Edinburgh.

Affiliations & Recognition

Community Activities

  • The Young Victorian Theatre Company, President, Board of Directors

Professional Involvement

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers

  • American Bar Association

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association: Family Law Committee

  • Baltimore County Bar Association: Family Law Committee, Chair (2013-2014)

  • Bar Association of Baltimore City: Family Law Committee

  • GlobalScot

  • International Bar Association

  • Montgomery County Bar Association: Family Law Committee

Recognition

  • American Bar Association: Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2004)

  • Attorney Advisor to the United States 5th Delegation to the Hague Special Commission on Abduction Treaty

  • Attorney Advisor to the United States Delegation on Abduction Treaty to Japan (2011)

  • Attorney Representative on the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference Working Group on Article 13b of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention

  • Baltimorean of the Year (2003)

  • Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Family Law in Maryland and Washington, DC (2017-2018)

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent® Rated

  • Maryland Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Family Law, Appellate, General Litigation (2007-2012); Family Law (2013); Named among the Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers (2012-2013)

  • Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year (2008)

  • Super Lawyers®: Top 50 Lawyers in Maryland (2011)

  • The Daily Record: Leadership in Law Award (2002)

  • The National Law Journal Trailblazers - Divorce, Trusts & Estates (2016)

  • United States Department of State Awards of Merit (2009-2010)

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Family Law, Appellate, General Litigation (2014-2017)

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers®: Top 100 Lawyers in Washington, D.C. (2015-2017)

Blogs

Case Examples

Abbott v. Abbott

Abbott v. Abbott, 560 U.S. 1 (2010), Counsel Amicus Curiae for the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private Intern...

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Lozano v. Alvarez

Lozano v. Alvarez, 134 S.Ct. 1224 (2014) Counsel Amicus Curiae for Reunite International Child Abduction Centre...

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Gamboa v. Murphy

Gamboa v. Murphy, Civil Action No. DKC 16-3716, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168038 (D. Md. Dec. 5, 2016)....

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Press Coverage

Publications

Speaking Engagements

"Domestic Torts," Baltimore County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Pikesville, MD (November 14, 2017).
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