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STEPHEN J. Cullen is a principal and head of theFamilyLawandPrivateClientsGroupat Miles & Stockbridge, and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Cullen has established one of the leading international family law practices in the country. He represents parents and children in state, interstate, UCCJEA and international family and child law cases, and is an expert on the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. His practice includes high net worth divorce, financial remedies, custody, child support, alimony, adoption, second parent adoption, marital contracts, marital torts, guardianships, reputation management and defamation. Cullen argued Chafin v. Chafin before the United States Supreme Court in 2013, and has argued dozens of federal appeals around the country. He was the legal advisor to the U.S. government delegation at the 5th Hague Special Commission. Cullen served as the director of Miles & Stockbridge’s Pro Bono Advocacy Program from 2001 to 2016. In 2004 the American Bar Association named him Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers recognizes Cullen for his work in family law and mediation. He has also been recognized by Chambers, Maryland Super Lawyers and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. He maintains an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Before joining the firm, Cullen was a high school teacher in Scotland of English and Italian, and then a lawyer in Edinburgh. Cullen earned an MA (Hons), LL.B. and Dip.LP from the University of Edinburgh after his family moved to Scotland. Cullen’s father Dr. James Finbarr Cullen was from Co. Cavan. His mother Ann Black Cullen was from Clones, Co. Monaghan. His paternal grandfather Bernard Cullen was a member of Ireland’s national fly fishing team, and his mother was a member of the Irish lacrosse team.