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Patrick McCullough


Bar Admission
Minnesota, 1971

• J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1971
• B.A., Bemidji State University, 1967

Professional BIO
Pat McCullough is a nationally recognized trial attorney, concentrating his expertise in the areas of personal injury and family law. He founded the law firm in 1971 after being admitted to the state and federal courts of Minnesota. Mr. McCullough has attained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of A/V (very high to preeminent) ranking attorneys based on experience, ability and ethics.

Pat is a member of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, and has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Business Monthly, and Minnesota Law and Politics, every year since the honor began. The same magazines have listed him as one of the top 100 lawyers in Minnesota and as one of the top 40 family law lawyers in Minnesota. Since the inception of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Continuing Legal Education Program, Pat has helped formulate the program and to teach district court judges, referees, and magistrates. He is a frequent lecturer to other attorneys and is a contributing author to numerous legal publications. Pat is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist for Minnesota and on a National Level.  Fewer than 3% of Minnesota lawyers attain this credential, and on the national level the percentage of lawyers with this honor is even smaller.


Family Law
• Divorce
• Custody
• Parenting Time
• Property Division
• Alimony / Spousal Maintenance
• Child Support

Personal Injury
• Auto Accidents
• Liquor Liability
• Wrongful Death
• Slip and Falls
• Dog Attacks

Million Dollar Advocate Forum Member
MPR Interview on Justice Sotomayor Confirmation
MSBA Board Certified Specialist – Civil Trial
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
American College of Family Trial Lawyers
National Board of Legal Specialty Certification Rating
McCullough Charolais (Pat’s Farm)
Hennepin County Bar – Attorney/Farmer Article

D. Patrick McCullough

Born March 20, 1944, Marshall County, Minnesota
Bemidji State University (B.S. psychology and sociology, 1967)
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 1971)
Admitted to practice in Minnesota (1971)
Admitted to Federal District Court for Minnesota (1971)
Engaged in private practice of law at St. Paul, Minnesota (1971 to present); Senior Partner in the law firm of McCullough & Associates, P.A., 905 Parkway Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota 55117, telephone (651) 772-3446, facsimile (651) 772-2177, e-mail; practice limited primarily to family law and personal injury.
Board certified as Civil Trial Specialist by both the Minnesota State Bar Association and National Board of Trial Advocacy
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (President 1990-91, Minnesota Chapter)
Diplomat, American College of Family Trial Lawyers (only 100 nationwide and only two from Minnesota)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America
Listed in all issues of Consumer Guidebook and Law & Leading Attorneys in Minnesota
Chosen as Super Lawyer in every year of selection process
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Member, Ramsey County Bar Association (Chair of Family Law Section 1989; Ethics Committee 1988-97
Member, Washington County Bar Association
Member, Minnesota Association of Mediators
Member and Faculty, Judicial College Family Law Curriculum
Member, Minnesota Association for Justice and American Association for Justice
Board of Directors, Ramsey County Placement
On Minnesota Supreme Court roster as a qualified Mediator and Arbitrator
Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (Member, Arbitration Panel)
Formerly part-time Family Court Referee and Arbitrator in other Civil areas in Hennepin County District Court
Frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Education seminars
Contributing author to legal publications