Who? I am attorney and principal in the firm of Cullen & Co., PLLC, with offices in Suite 1750 of the Union Plaza Building at Capitol and Louisiana Streets in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Since becoming licensed in 1997, I have been lead counsel in over 125 appeals. My first job after graduating law school was as a law clerk to Judge Terry Crabtree at the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Over the past fifteen years I have handled cases before the Arkansas Court of Appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (in addition to a busy trial practice in district, circuit and federal trial courts in Arkansas). I am also licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court, and have handled several certiorari petitions to that court.
What? This blog is a chronology of many of the appeals I have handled. Most entries contain a summary of the decision, with a link to the full text of the decision. More recent entries will include links to the video or audio of oral arguments presented on the case. Occasionally I may offer some editorial comment on a particular decision. I may also include updates on issues impacting the courts and the practice of law in Arkansas, and summaries of other important decisions handled by other attorneys.
When? When they are in session, the Arkansas Court of Appeals hands down new decisions on Wednesdays, and the Arkansas Supreme Court hands down on Thursdays. I will try to update the blog promptly.
Why? This blog’s aspiration is to be a resource for colleagues, a way for clients to evaluate my qualifications, and a tool to keep current clients informed. Looking back over fifteen years of appeals, I realized my own memory of some of those cases is fading. Personally, this is an intriguing way to keep a professional diary of sorts.
Thanks for reading.
Tim Cullen (firstname.lastname@example.org)