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Schnader Mourns Loss of Attorney and Friend Kevin McCullough

On October 18, 2005 by Schnader in Litigation

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Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
215-751-2061

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 18, 2005 – Philadelphia, PA – Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP lost a talented attorney and treasured friend on Saturday, October 15, 2005 with the passing of Kevin McCullough.  Mr. McCullough was a member of Schnader’s family law department, and was of counsel to the firm until his passing.

Albert Momjian, chair of the firm’s family law department, expressed sadness at Mr. McCullough’s passing and emphasized that, “Kevin considered our family law department to be a part of his family.”  He recalled that Mr. McCullough “was a wonderful mentor for our young lawyers and was remarkable for his keen interest in keeping up with the dynamic trends in our profession.  The many clients he served over the last 16 years will, I am sure, miss him and remember him fondly.”

“The entire Schnader family is deeply saddened by this loss, and will remember Kevin both as a skillful, smart attorney and as a wonderful, caring friend,” said Chairman Ralph Wellington.  “On behalf of the firm, I would like to express our condolences to Kevin’s family at this very sad time.”

Mr. McCullough’s practice focused exclusively in the area of domestic relations, where he expertly handled a variety of issues, including pre-trial preparation, litigation and appeals in cases involving the scope and validity of premarital and post-marital agreements, equitable distribution of marital property, alimony, alimony pendente lite, as well as support and custody matters.  He also had extensive litigation experience in appeals concerning access rights of the public and the press to the courtroom in divorce cases.

Mr. McCullough’s professional accomplishments were not limited to the practice of law.  He also published many articles and taught a variety of seminars throughout his distinguished career which addressed novel or unusual legal developments, or considered the challenges presented by the modern practice of law, including, “The Disapproval of Downward Deviation From Support Guidelines,” which appeared in the May 5, 2005 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, and the seminar, “Technology for the Family Lawyer,” offered by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in August 2000. 

Mr. McCullough was as dedicated to giving back to the community where he worked and lived as he was to the practice of law.  In 2002, the firm recognized his commitment with the Sixth Annual Earl G. Harrison Pro Bono Award for distinguished pro bono and community service, and honored him for his work and public service leadership, especially as the de facto manager of all of the firm’s volunteer social, educational programs at Caton Village, a comprehensive treatment center for homeless women recovering from substance abuse and their children under the age of 12.  In serving the residents of Caton Village, Mr. McCullough devoted hundreds of hours — primarily in the evenings and on weekends — to coordinate a host of social and educational activities for the mothers and their children, including trips to Sesame Place, holiday parties, and outdoor picnics replete with hoagies, soda, and water balloon races.

Mr. McCullough was a member of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Family Law Section of both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association.  He received his B.S. from Fordham University in 1971 and his J.D. from Temple