Monday, January 29, 2007


(San Bernardino, Calif.) -- San Bernardino-based law firm Tomlinson, Nydam & Prince,
LLP recently named M. Brian Cullen as partner.
Cullen, a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, handles matters such as real estate, business, family law, probate, general litigation, transactional and title issues. Cullen is a member of the California State Bar, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Greater Inland Empire Municipal Attorneys Association and the American Bar Association.

Timothy Prince, managing partner at Tomlinson, Nydam & Prince, said Cullen will help the firm expand its business and transactional practice, while carrying on the firm’s traditional strength in real estate, probate and family law.

“Brian has an almost uncanny ability to focus on the needs of business and solve problems, whether they require negotiations or litigation,” Prince said.
“Brian has worked for law firms in Irvine, San Bernardino and San Diego,” Prince said. Before joining the firm a year ago, Cullen worked for the local firm Skousen & Skousen.

“His experience and knowledge make him a valuable asset to our firm as we serve the legal needs of the people and business community of San Bernardino,” Prince said.
The firm handles a broad range of clients in civil litigation such as personal injury, automobile accidents, product liability, wrongful termination and business disputes. Cullen will continue to handle probate and family law matters as did former partner Kenneth Nydam prior to his recent retirement.

Like Nydam, partner Stan Tomlinson is highly regarded among Inland Empire attorneys, having served as president of the San Bernardino County Bar Association and long-time legal counsel for the San Bernardino County Law Library. Tomlinson is a recipient of the John B. Surr Award, the highest honor of the San Bernardino County Bar Association. Tomlinson also served as treasurer through many campaigns of the late Congressman George Brown, Jr. and as an elector for the 1992 Electoral College.
Prince is active in many local civic organizations. He has volunteered with groups such as the Rotary Club of San Bernardino, where he currently serves and is president-elect, Downtown Business Association, Native Sons of the Golden West, American Lung Association of San Bernardino, YWCA of Greater San Bernardino as well as the San Bernardino County Bar Association.

While attending Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, Prince worked for former Justice Marcus Kaufman in the California Supreme Court. Prince has provided his legal experience to the Legal Aid Clinic of San Bernardino, Cal State University, San Bernardino legal clinic and as Judge Pro Tem of the San Bernardino Superior Court.

Prince, who practiced with the former firm Wilson, Borror, Dunn & Scott in San Bernardino until 1998, is also active in state and local politics as officer and former president of the Democratic Luncheon Club, a delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, numerous state conventions and a candidate in the primary and 1998 runoff election for mayor of San Bernardino. He was recently elected to serve as California Democratic Party executive board member from the 63rd Assembly District. In 1997, he was chair of the campaign defeating Measure S, a property tax that would have significantly impacted local businesses as well as individuals. Prince graduated with highest honors in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1990.