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Michael Joseph Culkin

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Waterbury, CT

5.0   27 reviews

also known as The Culkin Law Office

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Resolve your financial problems. Get a fresh start?

    20 years

  2. Child custody
    25%

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Includes Divorces, Child Advocacy, Custody & post Judgment Support

    19 years

  4. Family
    25%

AFFORDABLE & EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION IN THE AREAS OF FAMILY, BANKRUPTCY & CHILD PROTECTION LAW

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I have been a licensed lawyer in the State of Connecticut since 2002.  I practice primarily in the areas of Family Law, Bankruptcy and Child Protection (DCF Matters).   

I have worked hard to build a reputation as a lawyer that delivers excellent results for his clients at an affordable rate.  My goal is to make sure that my clients are informed at every step of the way so that they understand their options completely.  I am proud of the fact that most of my cases come as referrals from former clients and their family members as well as from fellow attorneys.  

I look forward to hearing from you.  Please call today to schedule an appointment at a friendly staff member is waiting to take your call. 

Please note that our office does offer free initial bankruptcy consultations.

Our office does charge for all other initial consultations such as family or civil matters. 

Michael J. Culkin Esq., MBA

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Location

Michael Joseph Culkin
49 Leavenworth Street
Suite 200
Waterbury, CT, 06702-2101

Reviews

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Posted by Mike | September 11, 2014
Client for Life
Mike, Kathie and his team worked endlessly to resolve our case. He asked for a 1 time fee when we started this, and never asked for a penny more. Our case involved 2 homes, multiple vehicles, a failed business, ex-spouses etc. The time and effort that Mike and his team put in to this was unbelievable. There were many sleepless nights for my wife and I during the process, but 1AM emails to Mike were immediately returned and eased our concerns. Mike quickly became a friend, and saw our case to a successful completion.
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Posted by Lenore | March 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely happy!
I hired Attorney Culkin to handle an extreme case that was a long shot in winning because it was basically uncharted. He always made me feel like he was also invested in the best interest of my children. He made this awful process tolerable and in the end, made miracles happen. Thank you Mike!!! Amazing job!!
Posted by Paul | May 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great very reasonable in his fees.
Mike did a great job for me in my bankruptcy. Hi fee was lower than most. He really had my back through a difficult legal process. He is now my attorney of choice. His integrity and care for his clients is I believe unmatched in the legal profession.
Posted by Jon | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST OF THE BEST!
My wife and I, Recently hired Attorney Culkin. I am and have been in a custody battle with my sons mother for almost 3 years, let's just say shes not the nicest person. While my case Is out of Norwich, she filed a restraining order against me in waterbury ct. In an effort to keep me from my son, because I was winning the custody battle. I was served with papers on July 14th and had court july 21st. Naturally I was scared, Every lawyer I turned to was shutting me down, saying they cant take the case, theres not enough time, theres no way your going to win. In that state of panic, I found Attorney Michael Culkin! Not only did he take my case knowing he only had 6 days now to prepare, HE WON!!! My entire case was thrown out of court. Mike worked tirelessly for me, was in his office at 2am texting details of the case to me. I could not have prayed for a better attorney or a genuine human being. If your looking for help, Attorney Culkin is the man you want in your corner. It's not just a job for him, he REALLY takes a personnel intrest in your case. I went into that courtroom with Attorney Culkin and won, I walked out with a friend! Thank you Mike, god bless you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. L
Attorney Culkin was a compassionate life saver. Some bad financial decisions put me in a place where I was working just to pay off the creditors. Attorney Culkin worked with me to devise a plan to get rid of my debt and to put me on sounder financial footing. He was truly a lifesaver and I couldn’t scream loud enough to refer him for any attorney services that you may need. Call him, trust me!
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tremendously Awesome Experience
Mike and Kathy was a great help. They both handled my filing process of Chapter 7 go so smoothly. Such amazing individuals. Kathy is such a sweet person and I enjoyed talking to her and giving me good advices. Mike is an excellent, brilliant, beyond smart, kind and passionate about his work. Etc. (I could go on and on about The Culkin Law Firm with good things). The chapter 7 filing fee was reasonable. So, anyone out there is looking for a good well educated lawyer please call "The Culkin Law". There wasn't no doubt on my end. Thanks again Mike and Kathy!!!! God Bless both of you and providing great customer service.
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Posted by Mike | May 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Michael was great he made a difficult process for me easy and explained everything I highly recommend him
Posted by Christina | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Understanding, knowledgeable experience.
We hired attorney Culkin because we found ourselves in an unnecessary situation with DCF. He walked us along what could happen and he reassured us along the way. What we didn't understand he explained patiently. I cannot express how thankful and appreciative I am of his office and his expertise. Hiring attorney Culkin took the weight off of our shoulders because we knew we were in capable hands.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Efficient, Knowledgeable, Extremely Helpful, and a Friend for Life
Mike and Kathy, as you will come to know them, are a lifesaver and a money saver. After wasting over $10,000 on failed mediation with my unreasonable ex and an incompetent lawyer/accountant/family therapist from Farmington, I spent a small fraction of that representing myself while consulting with Mike on all aspects of my divorce including fighting frivolous but unnerving motions, real estate and mortgage analysis, alimony estimation and negotiation, child custody and support standards, court appearance strategy, judge personalities and track records, and trial preparation to name a few. Mike knows the law in and out and, almost as importantly, knows the judges and their ruling histories, helping both of you know where best to focus your time, money, and efforts and get the most bang for your buck. I can't recommend Mike strongly enough. He helped me hold my ground against a bluster of threats which proved to be empty and which, in the end, yielded to me a very favorable settlement at a very reasonable cost. I am able to move on with my life without the added insult of an empty wallet on top of the injuries from my ex.
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Posted by Brian | July 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
For years Mike has always been there for me, He’s professional, gives good advice and gets the job done. He’s the best of the best! He’s been in the waterbury area for years, is knowledgeableand roots for you the whole time. He just wants to see his clients do good!
Posted by Shawnna | July 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Solution Focused and Thinks Outside the Box
I consulted with Attorney Culkin regarding a case that involved multiple states. Together we compared the pros and cons for the client's case in each State and created a plan that put the client's best interests first. He was very knowledgable in the areas of Divorce, Spousal Maintenance, and Property Division in CT.
Posted by Mike | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 STAR RATING!!
I hired the Culkin law firm for a recent divorce and immediately after a bankruptcy.Mike and Carhy were friendly,professional, and very knowledgeable.They also were very accomadating to my schedule.I would definitely hire them again.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Mr. Culkin and his team work hard at defending and supporting you through a challenging time. He has done amazing work on my case in protecting my child. Helped me establish the evidence needed for my case.
Posted by Christine F | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
My husband and I used Mike for our bankruptcy. We were uneasy about the process but Michael made it very smoothe. He is extremely genuine and went above and beyond for us. Him and Kathie made the entire experience very refreshing and we are SO thankful for all of their help! Would recommend him to anyone!!
Posted by Hayson | July 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Mr.Culkin helped me out tremendously. He explaned everything so I would understand what's going, made me feel conforatable and was 100% down the middle. Mr.Culkin is a lawyer I would think twice about going back too. In my opinion he's hands down the best.
Posted by Bill | June 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Helpul
Michael was a fair, honest and knowledgeable resource. Michael was very flexible with setting up appointments and phone calls. He helped me to understand the details and the possible directions the case could go in. Which allowed my wife and I to make informed decisions related to the case. Thanks for all your help
Posted by Herby | April 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very understanding!
Michael his team are very good at what they do. They're really understanding of someone going through tough times. A couple years ago they went above and beyond helping me through some financial difficulties. They have my full recommendation.
Posted by Tammy Vroman | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law, modification of visitation
Attorney Michael Culkin and his staff provided excellent service. They were very patient and understanding of my needs and situation. Michael listened to my concerns and made me aware of my options and the possible outcomes.Michael's knowledge and authenticity during my case proved to be invaluable. I would recommend to anyone looking for a family lawyer.
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Posted by Doug | March 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
U06-CP11-009005-B
Honesty, integrity, and intelligence would be the best way for me to describe Mike. I had a custody battle that had my whole family losing sleep at night. I had Mike as my lawyer in the past for a not as serious issue and he did more than I expected in that case so when it came time for this l knew who to call. When I met up with him this time he could see the genuine concern on my face and again exceeded my expectation. All I wanted was for my child to be safe and not only did he accomplish that but in the process he he made me and my family feel at ease with the amount of time and late nights he spent building our case with us. Through this process he put his family on hold to ensure the safety of mine. I am proud to call Mike my lawyer and my friend. I am truly thankful for everything he has done. They don't get better than this man I mean this in regards to both lawyer and humanbeing. THE BEST!!!!!
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Posted by Joseph | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
ATTORNEY CULKIN HANDLED MY BANKRUPTCY IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL WAY ...I RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE WHO IS HAVING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES ..VERY EXCELLENT ATTORNEY, VERY HONEST AND VERY TRUSTWORTHY... THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP MICHAEL CULKIN .
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Culkin Law Office, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jason L. McCoy
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Moynahan & Minella
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Tax Attorney
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Manager
  • Aetna Casualty & Surety
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2001
  • University of Connecticut
  • MBA
  • 2001
  • University of Connecticut
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Law Network
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New England Scholar Award
  • University of Connecticut Honors Society
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Training Presentation
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a very good, hard-working attorney. I had the pleasure of working with him for several years and found him to be a first-class attorney. He is very knowledgeable on a wide array of legal matters. I often recommend Mike to many bankruptcy clients without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a strong advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a solid guy who will look out for you; he is a family man, and his people come first. I have nothing but confidence in how he sets up his legal strategy and handles his client matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Mike for almost 20 years. He is a dedicated lawyer who gets results. He always puts his clients first. His willingness to go the extra mile sets him apart form his peers. I would recommend Mike without reservation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Culkin is very attentive to his clients and other professionals. He fights hard for his clients. I would recommend him to potential clients."
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Waterbury Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Michael Joseph Culkin
Michael Joseph Culkin
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Waterbury, CT
Licensed for 22 years