An established trial attorney working in a variety of civil defense litigation areas, Cullen McKinney is founding partner and Principal of Detroit, Michigan-based law firm Tanoury, Nauts, McKinney & Garbarino, PLLC. McKinney represents high-profile cases in the Oakland County Circuit Court and the Wayne County Circuit Court. In 2008, Cullen McKinney was chosen by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star, garnering recognition as one of Michigan’s top young lawyers.
Serving an individual and corporate client base, McKinney completes trials involving general and personal negligence, including personal injury, product liability, and premises liability. Also, he represents medical centers and health care professionals regarding malpractice. In March of 2012, the attorney successfully defended the Detroit Medical Center, presently known as Vanguard Health. The case was profiled in the May 2012 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
Additionally, McKinney conducts presentations on business liability matters. His writing exploring the right of physicians to deduct taxes relating to home offices has been included in the Monthly Digest of Tax Articles. Maintaining affiliations with the Society of Hospital Risk Managers and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, McKinney gained admission to the State Bar of Michigan and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in 1994.
Having earned a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Michigan State University in East Lansing, McKinney later received a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. While enrolled at the school, McKinney sat on the Moot Court Board of Directors, was an editor of the law review, and interned for Patricia Boyle, a former Michigan Supreme Court Justice.
In his spare time, McKinney enjoys golfing and coaching an area youth flag-football team.