Douglas Cullins


Arizona | New Mexico
TEL: 602.263.7386
FAX: 602.651.7509
Legal Assistant: Beverly Michalet

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, 2021-2024
  • 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


Arizona, 2003
New Mexico, 2022