Douglas Cullins joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 2003 and became a partner in 2011. He practices in the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home and pharmacy defense, and commercial litigation.
- Obtained unanimous defense verdict in 8-day jury trial, where Plaintiff alleged medical malpractice and $3-million in damages arising from a complex spinal reconstruction surgery. Beckett v. Crandall, November 2016. Maricopa County Superior Court.
- Achieved significant trial court and appellate victory in a $3-million premises liability case where Plaintiff invoked the “mode-of-operation rule” and “res ipsa loquitur” doctrine. Schafer v. Walgreen, June 2018. Arizona Court of Appeals.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- State Bar of Arizona, Member
- Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
Professional Recognition & Awards
- Best Lawyers in America®, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2021
- Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013
Presentations & Publications
- “Taking the Bite Out of Damages: Recoverability, Legal Defenses and Current Trends,” presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014
- “Medical Documentation From the Perspective of the Law,” co-presenter, Rehabilitation Integrated Networking Group, October 2013
- “Clinical Documentation: Legal and Ethical Obligations and Implications,” co-presenter, Southwest Behavioral Health, March 2013
- “Be Prepared for a Lawsuit: Advice From The Experts,” presenter, Arizona Assisted Living Facility Association’s Fall Conference, Phoenix, October 2011
- “Mental Health and the Law,” presenter, Southwest Behavioral Health, March 2010
Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2003
Arizona State University, B.A., History, cum laude, 1999