Phone: (804) 783-7235
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 
 
 
Cullen Seltzer is a member of the Business and Professional Litigation group. His practice focuses on helping design and implement settlements in mass tort and mass claim litigation. In addition, he has a diverse civil litigation and corporate practice including representation of professional legal and medical firms in contract disputes.

In 2002, he began representing the Claims Administrator for the class action settlement in In re Sulzer Hip Prosthesis and Knee Prosthesis Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1401. Since then, he has led the team that implemented that $1.1 Billion dollar settlement including defending the Claims Administrator in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and in the Supreme Court of the United States. He designed settlement implementation processes and guided the settlement through a series of challenges over the course of nearly five years. In other legal work, Mr. Seltzer has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex and traditional litigation matters.

Mr. Seltzer received his J.D. in 1993 from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and was published by the Law Review. He received his B.A. from Mary Washington College in 1990 after majoring in International Affairs and was the recipient of the Anne E. Fitschen Award for the Outstanding Student in Political Science.

He is past-President of the John Marshall Inn of Court and a member of the Richmond Bar Association, past chair of the Virginia State Bar's Third District Committee for Lawyer Discipline, and currently a member of the faculty of the Virginia State Bar's Harry Carrico Professionalism Course. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law where he has taught appellate advocacy and courses on ethics in civil and criminal litigation. He has been listed in Virginia Business magazine's Legal Elite, in Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2008),  Super Lawyer (2009- 2011) and in the 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Mass Tort Litigation.

Mr. Seltzer serves on the Board and is President of the Weinstein Jewish Community Center, and is on the board of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond.  In 2011, he was recognized with the Leroy Goldberg Leadership Award from the Weinstein JCC.

Among his hobbies, Mr. Seltzer enjoys reading, running, and bicycling. He is married and has two children.

 

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Education

T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, J.D., 1993.

Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, B.A., cum laude, 1990.

International Affairs, (Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha)

 Law Clerk to the Hon. James W. Benton, Jr., Richmond, Virginia. 1993 to 1994. Virginia Court of Appeals

Admissions

  • Virginia (1993)
  • Supreme Court of the United States (2005)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2003)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1998)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (2002)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar, Harry Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty
  • American Bar Association (2000 to Present) Litigation Section, Mass Torts Subcommittee
  • Richmond Bar Association (1999-present)
  • John Marshall Inn of Court, member and past president
  • University of Richmond School of Law,  Adjunct Faculty

Community Service

  • Weinstein Jewish Community Center, President and Board Member
  • Richmond Jewish Community Federation, Board Member, Executive Committee 
  • Virginia Capital Trail Foundation,  Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Congregation Beth Ahabah, Chair, Audit Committee
  • Grove-Crest Colonial Place Neighborhood Association, Past-President
  • Mary Munford Elementary School PTA, Board Member (2006-2010)
 

■ Quick Facts

 

 
Education

T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, J.D., 1993.

Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, B.A., cum laude, 1990.

International Affairs, (Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha)

 Law Clerk to the Hon. James W. Benton, Jr., Richmond, Virginia. 1993 to 1994. Virginia Court of Appeals

Admissions

  • Virginia (1993)
  • Supreme Court of the United States (2005)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2003)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1998)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (2002)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar, Harry Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty
  • American Bar Association (2000 to Present) Litigation Section, Mass Torts Subcommittee
  • Richmond Bar Association (1999-present)
  • John Marshall Inn of Court, member and past president
  • University of Richmond School of Law,  Adjunct Faculty

Community Service

  • Weinstein Jewish Community Center, President and Board Member
  • Richmond Jewish Community Federation, Board Member, Executive Committee 
  • Virginia Capital Trail Foundation,  Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Congregation Beth Ahabah, Chair, Audit Committee
  • Grove-Crest Colonial Place Neighborhood Association, Past-President
  • Mary Munford Elementary School PTA, Board Member (2006-2010)