Samuel K. Cullan, MD

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Cullan & Cullan
 | 4900 Main Street, Suite 310
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-253-8608
Fax: 816-756-1908
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    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.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Samuel Cullan, MD

    Admitted: 1989, Missouri

    Professional Webpage:


    • Medical Malpractice, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
    • Medical Malpractice, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
    • One of the Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas, Super Lawyers®, 2009
    • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal
    • 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, Arizona Bar Association
    • Chair, Health and Welfare Committee
    • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Kansas
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • Member, Nebraska Bar Association
    • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member, Kansas Association for Justice
    • Missouri
    • Arizona
    • Member, Kansas Bar Association
    • Member, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
    • Co-chair, Appropriations Committee
    • Nebraska
    • Member, Missouri Bar Association

    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.

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    Office Location for Samuel K. Cullan, MD

    4900 Main Street
    Suite 310
    Kansas City, MO 64112

    Phone: 816-253-8608

    Fax: 816-756-1908

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