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Andrée Matherne Cullens

Andrée Matherne Cullens

Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens
  • Business Law
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Before joining Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC, Andrée Matherne Cullens was a partner for more than fifteen years at Taylor, Porter, Brooks, and Phillips, LLP, one of the largest defense firms in Louisiana. She represented creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, state agencies and businesses in commercial litigation, banks and financial institutions, and Insurance Receivers in regulatory proceedings. Some of her former clients include Chase Bank, State Street Bank and Trust Company, the Louisiana Office of Economic Development, LSU, and the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Ms. Cullens has considerable courtroom experience in both federal and state courts and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions across the nation, including New York, California, and Florida. The focus of her practice is bankruptcy litigation and commercial litigation. As lead counsel representing an employee of the bankrupt retail store in Campo Electronics, Inc. v. Ross, 247 B.R. 646 (E.D. La. 1998), Ms. Cullens established that severance pay is entitled to an administrative expense priority as a matter of bankruptcy law.

Ms. Cullens served on active duty as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves during Desert Storm (1991) and earned several commendations before being honorably discharged in 1994. She is an alumnus of the Leadership Council of Greater Baton Rouge, is on the Board of Directors of WRKF (local public radio), served on the board of LSU Hilltop Arboretum, and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

Ms. Cullens is a graduate of the University of New Orleans (B.A., 1989) and Louisiana State University (J.D., 1994), where she served as the research assistant for two law professors.

Practice Area
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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5th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens
- Current
Partner
Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP
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Attorney
Vezina and Gattuso, LLC
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Sergeant
United States Army Reserve
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Education
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
J.D.
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University of New Orleans
B.A. (1989)
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Awards
Army Commendation Medal
United States Army
Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar
Member
Current
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Louisiana Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
“Electronic Data Security and Electronic Discovery,” Louisiana Association for Justice Post-Legislative Conference, Wednesday June 27, 2018
Deciphering Suits against State Agencies, BRBA Public Law Section Meeting, March 18, 2015
“May it Please the Court” – Effective Case Presentation at Trial, April 2012, National Business Institute
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered ...” Common Mistakes In Transactions, June 2010, Louisiana State Bar Association
A Practical Guide to Motions Practice, December 2007, National Business Institute
“Which Is the Correct Chapter to File?” – Bankruptcy Basics: The How To For Attorneys & Paralegals in Louisiana, March 2005, National Business Institute
"Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code & Rules" – Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law & Procedure in Louisiana,, March 2004, National Business Institute
Judgment Enforcement in Louisiana, January 2003, Lorman Education Services
Websites & Blogs
Website
Andrée Matherne Cullens' Website Profile
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Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens Website
Contact & Map
Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens
12345 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Telephone: (225) 236-3636
Fax: (225) 236-3650