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Of Counsel

Phone: 215-362-2474
Fax: 215-362-6722
Email: scullen@dischellbartle.com


Sean Cullen is an attorney with experience and strength of a litigator. His long history of litigation experience includes trying hundreds of cases through verdict, and thousands of hearings. His areas of practice include criminal, traffic, domestic, nonprofit groups, small corporations, wiretaps, and electronic communications.

Sean has handled over 7,000 selective criminal matters as a prosecutor and as defense counsel. He’s prosecuted over 4,500 criminal cases, including: homicides, rape, narcotics, fraud, theft, and corrupt organizations. Sean was also the supervising attorney on over fifteen wiretap investigations. Sean’s philosophy – that a case is only as strong as the systematic and detailed work that went into the preparation – ensures that he never shies away from a court battle.

Sean received a post-doctoral Masters in Trial Advocacy from Temple University in 2001, which at the time was recognized nationally as the top program in trial advocacy in the country. His domestic and civil litigation practice developed under the same philosophy that guided him through public service: that a thoroughly prepared case comes to successful resolution or successful litigation quickly, preserving valuable funds for the client.

Sean is an expert in electronic communication interception. He is a coveted lecturer on a range of topics, including electronic interceptions, wiretap laws, and the legal issues and physical effects of narcotics and fraud.

Sean is faithful to his law enforcement roots: he establishes nonprofits for multiple Law Enforcement agencies and represents them in court when needed. Sean and his wife Sharon are very active in community organizations, and founded the Montgomery County Hero Fund, a nonprofit which guarantees “the acts of a Hero will never go forgotten, and that Police, Firemen, First Responders and Military personal hurt on or in the line of duty and their families will be taken care of if tragedy strikes.”

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal/Traffic
  • Domestic
  • Non-Profit Groups
  • Small Corporations
  • Wiretap/Electronic Communications

Bar Admission

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Education

  • TEMPLE UNIVERSITY BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW – Post Doctoral Masters of Laws in Trial Advocacy, LL.M. Trial Advocacy, 2001
  • TOP GUN 5 – Anti-Narcotics Paramilitary School, 1998
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW – Juris Doctor 1997, admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • TEMPLE UNIVERSITY – Bachelors of Arts in Biology and History, 1994

Professional Experience

  • Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Norristown, PA 19401
  • Captain S.W. Montgomery County Attorney Generals Regional Task Force
  • Captain, Montgomery County Grand Jury Unit, January
  • Chief Montgomery County Clean Team
  • Representative of the United States Attorney General Violent Crimes Task Force
  • Captain Montgomery County Attorney Generals Regional Task Force
  • Captain, Montgomery County Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Unit
  • Prosecuted over 4500 criminal cases, including: homicides, rape, narcotics, fraud, theft and corrupt organizations.
  • Supervising attorney on over fifteen wiretap investigations
  • Managing Partner of the Law firm of Cullen and Conwell in Norristown
  • Solicitor to the Pennsylvania State Police Troopers Association Lodge #37
  • Montgomery County Lodge #37 Co-Solicitor
  • Solicitor to the Montgomery County Detective’s Association
  • Solicitor to multiple Montgomery County Police Department Benevolent Assocaitions/PBA’a
  • Former Solicitor to the Sheriff of Montgomery County, handling All legal matters on Behalf of the Sheriff of Montgomery County

Teaching

  • Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission Professor
  • Temple University Municipal Police Academy Professor
  • Montgomery County Municipal Police Academy Professor
  • Given over 120 lectures on the legal issues and physical effects of narcotics and fraud
  • Corporate lectures on electronic intercept and wiretap laws

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded Grant by Temple University for Trial Advocacy
  • Multiple commendations from the District Attorney of Montgomery County
  • Presented District Attorney’s Medal for prosecution
  • Cited by the Pennsylvania State Police for Narcotics Prosecution
  • Cited By the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team
  • Cited By the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for Narcotics Prosecution

Appointments, Positions, and Affiliations

  • Founded the Montgomery County Hero Fund 501(C)(3)
  • Norristown Travis Manion 911 Hero’s Run Board Member
  • West Norriton Civil Service Board
  • West Norriton Zoning Hearing Board
  • Work with Police Associations and County Detectives Association
  • Currently aiding in the incorporation/formation of Non-profit groups: Whitemarsh Veterans Memorial Fund, G-Riders Bike Team, Throw Away Dogs Police k9 Project, Wives of Blue, Norristown West End Association.
  • Norristown Arts Council Executive Board Member
  • ACLAMO Board Member,
  • Elks Lodge 1783
  • Norristown Maenner Chor
  • Norristown Weed and Seed Board Member
  • Norristown Bicentennial Committee
  • Mongonie Society