About Us — Leadership

Mr. McCullaugh has been a California attorney since 1992. He brings an extraordinary professional and life-experience background to practicing law. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Irish American Bar Association. Born in New York City, he graduated from New York University with a B.A degree and earned a Juris Doctorate Degree (J.D) from Southwestern University School of Law in 1991. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1992.

Biography

Mr. McCullaugh’s solo practice primarily focuses on Elder Law and Family Law with an emphasis on Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Power of Attorney, Probate, Trust Administration, Health Care Directives, Dissolution, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Paternity, Child Custody, Guardianships, Adoptions, Domestic Partnerships, Restraining Orders/Civil Harrassment and related areas. Mr. McCullaugh also handles general civil matters. Mr. McCullaugh prides himself on compassionate, hands-on dealings with his clients and their needs.

Mr. McCullaugh also donates time to pro bono work for such organizations as the Harriet Buhai Family Law Center, the Barristers Pro Bono Domestic Violence Project, People Assisting The Homeless (P.A.T.H.), the HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA), the Self-Help Legal Access Centers, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Bet Tzedek, The Alliance for Children’s Rights, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance, and others. Mr. McCullaugh is also a member of the board and legal counsel to the non-profit Caritas Corporation.

Earlier in his professional career, Mr. McCullaugh was a journalist with Billboard magazine and has written extensively about all aspects of the entertainment business over the years. At one time, he was the Home Entertainment Editor at Billboard magazine. He has also been published in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and Playboy.

Mr. McCullaugh was also the Executive Director of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), a pre-eminent Hollywood Film Society, where he ran the entire business operation and was responsible for the greatest period of growth and accolades in the Society’s history. At the same time, he was the publisher of the award winning American Cinematographer magazine as well as publisher of the ASC Press where he spearheaded the publication of six highly successful books including the ASC Film Manual which became the only book in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to earn a special citation. He was also the business architect of the ASC’s website.