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Reviewing the Laws

Meet Don

Experienced, Skilled, Warm, Friendly, Professional. Meet Don Cullinan.


When it comes to looking after your legal needs, no one takes better care of you than Donald F. Cullinan Law Offices. Founded in 1997 by Don and his Wife, Tammy Moore, the cornerstone of the firm was superior client service and quality.

Don provides trusted and strategic legal counsel and representation in the areas of corporate law — small to medium size businesses — as well as commercial and residential real estate, wills & trusts, estate planning, and litigation.
Don was born and raised in Saint John. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in political science from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus in 1991, he completed his LLB at University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus in 1996.

Shortly after being admitted to the Bar, he and Tammy opened their law office. While Tammy left in 2006 to teach full time at UNB Law School, Don Cullinan continues to operate with the same values and principles nurtured through a family firm. Guided by integrity and compassion, Don will find the best practical solutions to your legal challenges, with a highly personalized service that is attentive, responsive, discreet and sensitive. He’ll even do house calls! You can feel comfortable knowing that Don’s value for family extends to you and yours. 
Don’s commitment and compassion to clients is also extended to helping improve the community he serves. His is an active member of several industry and community service associations, including; New Brunswick Law Society, Law Society Council 2007 – 2011 (elected twice), Law Society Council 2013 – 2014 (appointed), New Brunswick Law Society Examining Committee, Canadian Bar Society, Saint John Law Society, Reviewing Officer (Law Society of New Brunswick), Chair (Mental Health Tribunal), Saint John Business Club.
Don instructed students in the area of business law at the New Brunswick Community College, Saint John Campus, for several years. Don was an instructor for the Wills & Probate Bar component of the Bar Admission course.


He was an elected member of the New Brunswick Law Society Council, which is the governing body of the legal profession in this province.

Employment History, Areas of

Practice and Experience

  • June 1997 – 2006: Partner, Cullinan Moore Barristers & Solicitors

  • 2006 – Present: Sole Practitioner, Donald F. Cullinan Law Offices

  • Real property transactions, both residential and commercial;

  • Corporate / commercial and secured transactions;

  • Comprehensive estate planning;

  • Commercial, estate, regulatory, tax, criminal, Landlord & Tenant Act enforcements and general litigation in New Brunswick Provincial Court, the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench; Small Claims, Trial, and Family Division, the Assessment and Planning Appeal Board, and the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.

  • I have been an instructor at the New Brunswick Bar Admission Course, Wills & Estates section; as well I taught Business Law at the New Brunswick Community College, Saint John from 2008 – 2013.

Post-Secondary Education

  • May 1991: University of New Brunswick (Saint John) B.A. (Political Science)

  • May 1996: University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) L.L.B.

  • 1997 – Present: Continuing Legal Education courses and seminars

  • 2000: CICA In-Depth Tax course

Professional Associations

  • 1996 – Present: New Brunswick Law Society

  • 1996 – Present: Law Society Council 2007 – 2011, elected twice

  • 1996 – Present: Law Society Council 2013 – 2014, appointed

  • 2011 – Present: New Brunswick Law Society, Examining Committee

  • 1996 – Present: Canadian Bar Association

  • 1997 – Present: Saint John Legal Society

  • 2014 – Present: Reviewing Officer, Law Society of New Brunswick

  • 2009 – 2012: Chair, (Alternate) Mental Health Review Board

  • 2016 – Present: Chair, Mental Health Tribunal

Community Involvement

  • 1997 – 2015: Saint John Y's Men's Club (President 2002 – 2003)

  • 2005 – Present: Saint John Business Club

  • 2004 – 2006: Credit Counseling Services of Atlantic Canada, Board of Directors

  • 1997 – 2001: Saint John Legal Centre, Board of Directors

  • 1997 – 1999: Prosper Credit Union, Board of Directors

  • 2007 – 2010: Saint John Board of Police Commissioners

  • 2010 – 2016: District Education Council for ASD-S

  • 2010 – 2019: St. Joseph's Hospital Advisory Committee

  • 2012 – 2017: Saint John Soccer Club Coach-U6, U8, U11

  • 2019 – Present: Saint John Substandard Properties Appeal Committee

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