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Philip Michael Cullen, III

Philip Michael Cullen, III is a sole practitioner whose areas of practice include general civil litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment law (wrongful discharge, discrimination, whistle blower issues, wage and hour claims, employment contract matters and appeals in both state and federal courts.) Mr. Cullen's many years of experience and expertise have proved invaluable in protecting his clients' rights and achieving successful results.

Areas of Practice:

  • Wrongful discharge
  • Discrimination
  • Whistle blower act cases
  • Overtime and minimum wage claims
  • Sexual harassment
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Polygraph protection act claims
  • Representation of government employees

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1973
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1973
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court - Trial Bar - Southern District of Florida, 1983
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit (now Eleventh Circuit), 1974
  • United States Supreme Court, 1979


  • Villanova University School of Law and The National Law Center,
    George Washington University. J.D. conferred by Villanova, 1973
    Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review; recipient, International Association of Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Advocacy.
  • Villanova University, A.B. Humanities (Honors Program) 1969.
    Beta Gamma Debate Society, Editor-in-Chief of the student academic review. Dean's List (3.0 and above) or President's List (3.5 and above) last six semesters

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member and chair, Grievance Committee “C,” Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (2000 - 2003)
  • Member, Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board (1984 - 1989)
  • Member of the Board of Governors and associate general counsel to
    U.S. Water Polo, Inc. (1988 - 1991)
  • Member of the Board of Directors and counsel to Florida Water Polo, Inc. (1988 - 1993)
  • Adjunct instructor (legal writing) Nova University School of Law
    (1977 - 1978)

Published Articles:

  • Lump sum Alimony after Canakaris and Tronconi, 12 Fla. General Practice J.#1 (October 1986)
  • Federal and Florida R.I.C.O. - Treble Damages for Common Law Fraud?, 58 Fla.Bar J. 19 (1985)
  • Note; N.L.R.B. v. Burns Int. Security Services, Inc., 18 Vill.L.Rev. 126 (1972)

Significant Litigation:

  • A.A. Profiles v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 253 F. 3d 576 (11th Cir. 2001) (“Profiles, II,” regulatory taking)
  • A.A. Profiles v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 850 F.2d 1483 (11th Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 490 U.S. 1020 (1989) (“Profiles, I,” regulatory taking).
  • Tronconi v. Tronconi, 466 So.2d 203 (Fla. 1985) (equitable distribution of property in divorce)
  • Harriss v. Miles, 330 So.2d 181 (Fla. 4th DCA 1976), rev’d, 342 So.2d 63 (Fla. 1976) (retroactivity of statute of limitations)
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