*Andy and I are excited to report that our good friend and mentor, Tim Cullen, has announced his candidacy for Arkansas Supreme Court.
I have known Tim for the past seven years, more than three of which were spent working with him and learning from him as an Associate Attorney at Cullen & Co., PLLC. Andy also spent a year working with Tim at his firm. Tim is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients, and his years practicing primarily as an appellate attorney give him the experience needed to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court.
The press release follows.
Little Rock attorney Tim Cullen announced today his bid for the Arkansas Supreme Court to fill the seat being vacated by Justice Donald Corbin. Cullen practices law in Little Rock and has been lead counsel on appeal in more than 150 cases before appellate courts including the U.S. Supreme Court, Arkansas Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
“I have a strong work ethic and a reputation for detail and efficiency, having recently been recognized by my peers as one of the best lawyers in Arkansas in the unique area of appeals,” he said. “I have broad experience in handling all of the different types of appeals that the Arkansas Supreme Court decides.”
“I believe as a lawyer, people trust you with their lives, and attorneys have a moral responsibility to them,” Cullen added.
His firm has taken on some of the largest appeals in the state.
“I believe a voter needs to know I have a deep and personal respect of the virtues of hard work, very high personal standards for the judiciary, and strong view that we must enforce the rule of law to everybody, equally,” he added.
Cullen also serves on a task force appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court to implement electronic filing of appeal records and appeal briefs, which he believes can reduce costs of producing appeals and could save money by reducing the infrastructure required to store thousands of appeal records and briefs every year.
He served as an adjunct instructor in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and he received the Golden Gavel Award from the Arkansas Bar Association.
A native of Little Rock, Cullen graduated from the University of Arkansas where he served as student body president and also graduated law school from Fayetteville. He worked with the late Judge Terry Crabtree at the Arkansas Court of Appeals and later opened his private law practice representing clients in appellate matters.
He lives in Maumelle with his wife Sarah and three children. The nonpartisan judicial election will take place May 20, 2014.