Samuel K. Cullan, MD, JD

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Cullan & Cullan
 | 4900 Main Street, Suite 310
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-861-7600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
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A board-certified trial lawyer and medical doctor, attorney Samuel K. Cullan, M.D., J.D., is also an engineer, all of which make him highly effective in representing his plaintiff clients with their complex legal challenges involving medical malpractice and other catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Dr. Cullan is the founder of The Law Offices of Cullan & Cullan, which has offices in Kansas, Missouri, and Arizona. Licensed to practice in each of those states, as well as in Nebraska, Dr. Cullan has earned a reputation for delivering the highest level of advocacy and representation possible to those who need help recovering the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries and losses they incurred as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Throughout his career, he has secured millions of dollars in settlements and awards on behalf of those he has served, and he is widely renowned for advocating on behalf of children who have suffered permanent disabilities as the result of birth injuries. Sought after for his extensive legal knowledge and insight, he routinely conducts lectures across the country on a variety of legal topics involving birth, brain and spinal cord injuries, medical malpractice and other related subjects.

After graduating with honors from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in marine engineering, Dr. Cullan successfully ran for the Nebraska State Senate, becoming one of the youngest individuals to ever obtain that public office.

Following a distinguished seven-year career as a state senator, Dr. Cullan enrolled at Creighton University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1982. He then attended Creighton University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1987. While in medical school, he served as president of his senior class and was the recipient of the Upjohn Achievement Award.

Recognized for his outstanding service as a lawyer, he received the Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice award in 2016 from The Best Lawyers in America, and the Kansas City Business Journal has named him Best of the Bar.

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About Samuel Cullan, MD, JD

Admitted: 1989, Missouri

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Honors and Awards:

  • One of the Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas, Super Lawyers®, 2009
  • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America
  • One of the Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas, Super Lawyers®, 2011 - 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Legal Medicine, American College of Legal Medicine
  • Board Certified Trial Lawyer, National Board of Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Kansas Association for Justice
  • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Appropriations Committee
  • Chair, Health and Welfare Committee
  • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Arizona Bar Association
  • Member, Nebraska Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas Bar Association
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Arizona
  • Nebraska
  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Educational Background:

  • Creighton University Medical School, Medical Degree, President of his senior medical school class, Upjohn Achievement Award, 1987
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy, With Honors, Major: Marine Engineering, Minor: Nuclear Engineering, 1976


  • “I have tried cases against Sam and more recently have handled cases he has referred to my firm, and I strongly recommend that his status as a recognized Super Lawyer be continued.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Samuel K. Cullan, MD, JD

4900 Main Street
Suite 310
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816-861-7600


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Last Updated: 4/11/2018

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