Joseph P. Cullan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Omaha, NE

Cullan & Cullan llc
 | Old Market Cullan Court, 1113 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-590-5986
Fax: 402-397-3816
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Cullan & Cullan LLC, Joseph P. Cullan is committed to representing clients in Omaha, throughout the state of Nebraska and across the U.S. He focuses his practice on personal injury, handling cases that involve medical malpractice, wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.

After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University, Dr. Cullan went on to earn a Juris Doctor and graduate cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2000. While in law school, he received the American Jurisprudence Award for earning the highest grade in his contracts course. Dr. Cullan later earned a medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

With a background in medicine, Dr. Cullan understands the way the medical process should work and the challenges patients face during recovery. When physicians or staff make mistakes, Dr. Cullan fiercely advocates for clients in order to obtain compensation from the negligent parties. His successes include securing Nebraska's highest verdict awards for premises liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice and a trucking accident.

For his achievements, Dr. Cullan holds an Avvo "Superb" rating; The National Law Journal has recognized him for obtaining the 27th highest verdict across the country and the highest verdict in Nebraska; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Active in the legal community, Dr. Cullan is often asked to speak about his practice area for groups such as the Kansas Association for Justice and the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys. He holds memberships with the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice's birth trauma litigation group.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%)

Personal Injury - General (30%)

Personal Injury - Products (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Joseph Cullan

Admitted: 2001, Nebraska

Professional Webpage:


  • Recognized as obtaining the highest verdict in Nebraska
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40.
  • Named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • All-State Captain Nebraska Soccer 1993
  • Scholar - Athlete Award winner at Santa Clara University
  • Recipient of Bronco Bench Foundation Scholarship at Santa Clara University

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Obtained a record 19.6 million dollar verdict for a paralyzed Montana man
  • American Association for Justice's Birth Injury Litigation Group, Past Chairman
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Member
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Nebraska
  • Arizona
  • California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • American Association for Justice, Speaker
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Speaker 
  • Nebraska Trial Lawyers Association, Speaker

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Gatorade All-American Soccer Player

Educational Background:

  • Santa Clara University, B.S., Cum Laude, 1997
  • Creighton Prep highschool, Cum Laude, Omaha, NE, 1993
  • Rotunda, specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrical training, Ireland's National Maternity Hospital on Hollis St.
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, medical internship
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Office Location for Joseph P. Cullan

Old Market Cullan Court
1113 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Phone: 402-590-5986

Fax: 402-397-3816

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Last Updated: 2/28/2018

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