Phone: (804) 783-7235
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 

Cullen Seltzer is a member of the Business and Professional Litigation and the Government Groups. His practice focuses on litigation matters, including commercial disputes, defense of government officials and agencies in civil rights and related matters, business torts, including defamation and tortious interference with business affairs.  He represents businesses and individuals in white collar criminal defense matters and government investigations.  He also litigates trust and estate disputes and  related claims. 

Cullen's practice includes helping to design and implement settlements in mass tort and mass claim litigation. He has represented claims administrators and trustees in drug and medical device litigation, in class action settlements, and in private settlements involving thousands of claimants and billions of dollars.  His work includes designing claims procedures, helping to form benefit criteria, negotiating insurance coverage, and managing claims facilities.

Cullen 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 a past member of the faculty of the Virginia State Bar's Carrico Professionalism Course. He has been a member of numerous committees of the Richmond Bar Association.  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 Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star (2008), Super Lawyers® (2009- 2016) and among the Best Lawyers in America for Mass Tort Litigation (2012-2014).

Cullen serves on the Board of the Weinstein Jewish Community Center where he is a past President, chairs the steering committee of the Enterprise Circle business affinity group of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, and serves on the Governor's Executive Branch Ethics Commission.  A former chairman of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, he is now its outside general counsel.  He is a member of the Board of Managers of Congregation Beth Ahabah.

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

Publications by Cullen D. Seltzer

Recent Presentations

  • Virginia Conflict of Interests Act (Seminar for Newly Elected Members of Local Government – Sands Anderson – December 4, 2015)
  • Case Law Developments Affecting Local Governments (LGA Conference – Sept. 20, 2014)
  • Affirmative Use of Virginia Public Records Act in FOIA Cases (LGA Conference - June 27, 2014)
  • Creating a Board that Delivers (Virginia League of Social Services Executives - May 9, 2013)
  • Professionalism in the Practice of Law (Carrico Professionalism Course – 2011)
 

■ Quick Facts

 

Get to Know Cullen

Cullen Seltzer
YouTube Video

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

  • Governor's Executive Branch Ethics Commission (2014-2016)
  • Virginia State Bar, Harry Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty (2008-2011)
  • American Bar Association (2000 to 2011) Litigation Section, Mass Torts Subcommittee
  • Richmond Bar Association (1999-present)
  • John Marshall Inn of Court (1997-2009), Past President (2005-06)
  • University of Richmond School of Law, Adjunct Faculty (2001-present)
  • Appellate Advocacy, Ethics in Criminal Litigation, Ethics in Civil Litigation)

Community Service

  • Weinstein Jewish Community Center (Board member 2010-2016; President/Chairman 2013-2016)
  • Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (Enterprise Circle Steering Committee Chairman – 2012-2016, Board Member 2008-2012)
  • Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, Board of Directors (2009-2015, Past-Chairman, General Counsel)
  • Congregation Beth Ahabah, Board of Managers (2014-2016)
  • Grove-Crest Colonial Place Neighborhood Association, (President 1998 to 2002)
 

■ Quick Facts

 

Get to Know Cullen

Cullen Seltzer
YouTube Video

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

  • Governor's Executive Branch Ethics Commission (2014-2016)
  • Virginia State Bar, Harry Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty (2008-2011)
  • American Bar Association (2000 to 2011) Litigation Section, Mass Torts Subcommittee
  • Richmond Bar Association (1999-present)
  • John Marshall Inn of Court (1997-2009), Past President (2005-06)
  • University of Richmond School of Law, Adjunct Faculty (2001-present)
  • Appellate Advocacy, Ethics in Criminal Litigation, Ethics in Civil Litigation)

Community Service

  • Weinstein Jewish Community Center (Board member 2010-2016; President/Chairman 2013-2016)
  • Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (Enterprise Circle Steering Committee Chairman – 2012-2016, Board Member 2008-2012)
  • Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, Board of Directors (2009-2015, Past-Chairman, General Counsel)
  • Congregation Beth Ahabah, Board of Managers (2014-2016)
  • Grove-Crest Colonial Place Neighborhood Association, (President 1998 to 2002)