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Cullen Christopher Harkness

Cullen Christopher Harkness

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Estate Planning, Debt Collection, Litigation

About Me

Personal interests include: Distance Running, Outdoor/Indoor Rock Climbing, Golf, Reading.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    7 years
  2. Family: 25%
    7 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    7 years
  4. Debt Collection: 15%
    7 years
  5. Litigation: 10%
    7 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Patrick W. O'Keefe II

    Cullen is one of the best kept secrets in the Lansing area. His knowledge of the law is second to none. He finds solutions to his clients' problems that most other lawyers would not think of. His ability to think out of the box and his research of legal issues is unparalleled.


    Patrick O'Keefe Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Harkness Law Firm, PLLC

4121 Okemos Rd., Suite 17
Okemos, MI, 48864



MIActive And In Good Standing200808/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Litigation CertificateThomas M. Cooley School of Law2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Harkness Law Firm, PLLC2015 - Present
AssociateBodwin & Associates, P.C.2010 - 2015
OwnerThe Harkness Law Firm, PLLC2009 - 2010
Contract AttorneyLaw Office of Gerald Gordinier2008 - Present
Law ClerkCardelli, Lanfear & Buikema, P.C.2007 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Meridian Area Business AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2008 - Present
Ingham County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v JohnsonCharge reduced
People v BeechCharges Reduced
People v JonesCharges Reduced, No Hard Prison/Jail Time

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Indiana University-BloomingtonN/AB.A.2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Law Section MeetingAsset Forfeiture2015