5075 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Michael Cullen’s practice focuses on special education, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and student issues. Mr. Cullen represents school districts at IEP team meetings, resolution sessions, due process hearings, Section 504 meetings, and expulsion hearings. His prior experience as an attorney includes working with Disability Rights California, where he assisted with special education matters and supported the rights of students with disabilities in higher education.
Before he came to AALRR, Mr. Cullen served as a field organizer with the Hillary for America campaign in Carson City, Nevada. In this role he was responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers on effective voter engagement strategies, educating supporters on the caucus system, and training volunteers to serve as precinct captains and manage voter outreach in their own neighborhoods. He also worked as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Little Rock, an organization devoted to helping at-risk students stay on track and graduate on time.
Mr. Cullen earned his Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary's College of California, and his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. While in law school, he was a Staff Member for the Northeastern University Law Journal (2013-2014), Director of Media & Communications for the Family and Juvenile Justice Society (2013-2014), and a Student Attorney with the Poverty Law & Practice Clinic (2013). He gained extensive legal experience through internships with the human rights firm Perseus Strategies in Washington D.C., Massachusetts Advocates for Children, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
State Bar of California