Thomas J. Cullen , Jr. - Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP

Thomas J. Cullen , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Mr. Cullen has practiced with the firm since 1987 and been a partner with the firm since 1994.  His practice focuses on pharmaceutical, product liability and toxic tort litigation.  Mr. Cullen has represented clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical and industrial product industries for over 20 years.  He has taken cases to trial in over 15 states while representing clients as both national and local trial counsel.

Mr. Cullen has represented many clients in the pharmaceutical industry.  Mr. Cullen has represented Bayer as local and national trial counsel for over 20 years.  He has represented Bayer in hundreds of claims filed by hemophiliacs claiming exposure to HIV and the contraction of AIDS and hepatitis from the administration of blood factor concentrates.  The firm served as national discovery and trial counsel and was responsible for all discovery matters, the formulation of legal and medical defenses, the development of experts, as well as trial preparation and trial.  He has also represented Bayer as trial counsel in PPA litigation and actions involving alleged injuries due to the use of prescription antibiotics in jurisdictions throughout the country.  Mr. Cullen continues to represent Bayer as trial counsel in the YAZ litigation and antibiotic litigation.

Mr. Cullen represents Eisai Inc. as national trial counsel in product liability, qui tam and antitrust litigation.  Mr. Cullen currently serves as trial counsel for Eisai in antitrust litigation pending in New Jersey as well as qui tam litigation pending in Florida.  He has worked closely with Eisai in risk assessment and litigation management, as well as the defense of individual product liability actions.

Mr. Cullen has also been involved for over 20 years in the defense of toxic tort litigation.  As national counsel for Vermont Talc, Mr. Cullen participated in the defense of over 3,500 product liability actions alleging lung injury from exposure to commercial talc in industrial settings.  Mr. Cullen also serves as trial counsel for insurers providing coverage to landlords and property management companies involved in litigation alleging permanent injury to children exposed to lead paint.  Mr. Cullen, as lead trial counsel, has taken numerous cases to verdict in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Mr. Cullen has also represented clients in cases alleging injurious exposure to carbon monoxide, various chemicals and pesticides. 

Mr. Cullen has taken numerous additional product liability actions to trial involving industrial products, mechanical equipment and medical devices.  As national trial counsel for Crown Equipment Corporation, Mr. Cullen has tried catastrophic injury actions in numerous states where the claimants alleged injury due to an alleged defective design or inadequate warning.

Mr. Cullen continues to provide guidance to numerous clients in the assessment and management of product liability and litigation risk.  He has participated in a number of comprehensive product liability audits involving silicates, chemicals, medical devices and prescription drugs.

University of MemphisUniversity of MemphisJ.D. 1987
International Association of Defense CounselThe Defense Research InstituteThe Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.

Client Comments

"Tom and his team are a pleasure to work with. He dominates the courtroom with kindness and competence."

-John Maxa
Crown Equipment Corporation

Office Location

One South Street, 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Catastrophic Injury)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Other Information

Gender: Male