Wednesday 23 January 2019

Widespread sadness as solicitor Michael Cullen (61) passes away

Sara Gahan

An outstanding member of Gorey's Lombard Cullen and Fitzpatrick Solicitor team has sadly passed away.

Michael J Cullen (61) of Mount Alexander lost a brave battle with a long illness on Friday, August 31, at St James Hospital, Dublin.

Michael was a consultant in the firm with over 35 years of broad experience of the law in a number of areas. While his main areas of speciality were litigation and property, he was also experienced in commercial and landlord and tenant issues.

He had an extensive personal injury practise and acted for people who had been injured in road traffic accidents, in the workplace and in other areas where injury occurred.

Michael also acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in family dispute cases involving judicial separation and divorce.

He was a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Wexford Solicitors Bar Association, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, and was for many years a member of the Regulation of Practise Committee of the Law Society of Ireland. Garry Lombard, who retired nine years ago from the firm, was partners with Michael for more than 20 years. 'He had the utmost integrity and was honest to a fault,' said Garry. 'He never spared himself when working on behalf of his clients.'

There was a large turnout yesterday (Monday) to say goodbye to Michael, who was laid to rest in St Michael's Cemetery. He is sadly missed by his loving wife Eileen, son Daragh, mother Mollie, sister Jan, aunts, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, god-daughter, relatives, friends, neighbours and all at Lombard Cullen and Fitzpatrick Solicitors.

Gorey Guardian