Stephen Cullen Honored Among Irish Legal 100


Date: 10 / 25 / 18

Type: Press Release

Headshot_0029_Cullen-Stephen-E-127.jpgMiles & Stockbridge is pleased to announce that Stephen J. Cullen, leader of the law firm’s Family Law & Private Clients practice, has been named to the Irish Legal 100, an annual compilation of the most distinguished legal professionals in the United States who share a common bond: pride in their Irish roots.

Founded in 2008 by the Irish Voice newspaper in New York, the Irish Legal 100 list includes attorneys, legal scholars and members of the judiciary who have distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavor.  Past honorees include United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor, and CBS News correspondent Erin Moriarty.

Cullen, a principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Miles & Stockbridge, has established a leading international family law practice and is well known for his extensive trial and appellate experience in cases related to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

“We’re delighted to see Stephen honored with membership in the Irish Legal 100’s national network of accomplished legal professionals of Irish descent,” said Nancy W. Greene, chairman of Miles & Stockbridge.  “His advocacy has been life-changing for families separated by parental abductions of children, and his longstanding commitment to pro bono service has made a difference at our firm and in our community.”

Formerly the director of the Pro Bono Advocate Program at Miles & Stockbridge for more than 15 years, Cullen is now putting together a new initiative to train more colleagues in handling pro bono domestic violence matters. He was honored by the American Bar Association as Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2004.

A fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Cullen was named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of “Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers” in 2016. He currently serves as an officer on the International Bar Association’s Family Law Committee.

The 2018 class of Irish Legal 100 honorees was celebrated at an October 17 reception hosted by Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, Dan Mulhall, in Washington, D.C.  Honorees also will be recognized in a special edition of the Irish Voice.

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