James Cullen of the New York law firm Anderson, Kill and Olick, has practiced real estate and construction law for the past 38 years.
He has negotiated many construction projects including hospitals, schools and water treatment plants, and also advises non-profit institutions and government entities.
A retired brigadier general from the Army Reserves, Cullen is part of a group of over 40 retired generals and admirals who has spoken out publicly against the Bush administration's policies on torture and interrogation.
A first-generation Irish-American, Cullen received his bachelor's degree from Iona College and his J.D. in Law from St. John's University.
His father hailed from Co. Sligo and his mother from Co. Offaly, where he built a home for her in 1978. He expanded the house so that his four children, Tara, Kerry, Erin and Sean, can visit with their families.
A proud Irish-American, Cullen is active in the Irish Parades Emergency Committee, which monitors Orange parades in Northern Ireland. He was also the first president of the Brehon (Irish) Law Society.
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