D. Patrick McCullough


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. Pat has attained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of A/V (very high to preeminent), which ranks 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 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.

Bar Admission
• Minnesota, 1971

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

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Curriculum Vitae

D. Patrick McCullough

  • 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 in Saint Paul, Minnesota (1971 to present); Senior Partner in the law firm of McCullough & Associates, P.A.
  • 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)
  • 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

Meet Our Team


The lawyers at McCullough & Associates, P.A. concentrate their practice in the areas of personal injury and divorce and family law. Our attorneys truly care about your situation and are kind and compassionate, while being committed to providing you with excellent service. We will listen carefully to your concerns and we will work hard to help you. We will always aggressively stand up for your rights and those of your family throughout every step of your case. Our client’s best interests are always our first concern. Our Saint Paul lawyers are trained and well-versed in trial, negotiation, settlement, drafting, and planning. At McCullough & Associates, P.A., we work quickly, accurately, and persistently to resolve legal issues with the best possible results for our clients. We are pleased to offer the benefit of our expertise, knowledge, and experience.

Confidentiality is of utmost importance to us. Our legal team respects the sensitivity of financial and personal issues that often challenge a client during many interactions with the legal system. Every employee of our law firm treats each client with dignity and respect. We are here to help, and we want to help.


McCullough & Associates, P.A. was founded by D. Patrick McCullough in 1971. Pat McCullough has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer every year since the honor began.  He has also been honored by his peers in being named to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. This honor is limited to only 100 lawyers in the entire country, and is one of the most prestigious family law appointments in the United States.



McCullough & Associates, P.A. has been a fixture on the east side of Saint Paul and a pillar of the greater metropolitan legal community since 1971. We are proud to make our home in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area and serve local clients. Though known as Saint Paul lawyers, we are just as proud to serve clients throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond. Representing clients requires expertise, adversarial commitment, and sensitivity, which is how we deal with all aspects of our practice, no matter where our clients are located.