Cullen B. McKinney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Livonia, MI

Tanoury, Nauts, McKinney & Dwaihy, PLLC
38777 W. Six Mile Road, Suite 101
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: 313-964-4500
Fax: 313-964-9382
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (70%), Professional Liability: Defense (20%), General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Cullen B. McKinney is a founding member and principal of Tanoury, Nauts, McKinney & Garbarino, PLLC, located in Detroit, Michigan. Focusing his practice exclusively on civil litigation, he defends individuals and companies throughout the metropolitan Detroit area in matters involving general and professional negligence, environmental law, automobile negligence and product liability as well as health law and premises liability. Mr. McKinney has also furnished defense counsel to heath care providers in medical malpractice cases and has tried numerous cases in southeastern Michigan.

After graduating from Michigan State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction, Mr. McKinney attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1993. While in law school, he served on the Moot Court Board of Directors and was an editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review. Admitted to practice in Michigan, Mr. McKinney is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Highly regarded by his peers, he has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

A member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Mr. McKinney frequently gives lectures and seminars throughout the state on professional liability and negligence litigation. A native of Michigan and a proud member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, he shows off his regional pride and love for sports by supporting the Spartans, the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers. Mr. McKinney also volunteers as the coach of a youth flag football team and enjoys golfing in his spare time.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • 20%Professional Liability: Defense
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2008

About Cullen B. McKinney

Admitted: 1994, Michigan

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Professional Liability issues, New York Monthly Digest of Tax Articles (addressing physician's home offices)
  • Editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1994
  • Member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association
  • Member, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section, 1994 - Present  
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1994


  • AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Educational Background

  • Michigan State University, B.A. Political Science, With Distinction, 1991
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Office Location for Cullen B. McKinney

38777 W. Six Mile Road
Suite 101
Livonia, MI 48152

Phone: 313-964-4500

Fax: 313-964-9382

Last Updated: 3/11/2021

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