Andree Matherne Cullens

Andree Matherne Cullens: Attorney with Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.L.P.

Biography

Practicing law since 1994, Andree Cullens is a Partner at Taylor Porter, practicing in bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, and employment litigation.

Serving as primary defense counsel, Andree has successfully represented debtors, debtors-in-possession, creditors, and trustees in chapter seven and eleven bankruptcy, while her commercial litigation includes commercial bank work outs and litigation, including foreclosures, revocatory actions, and wrongful seizure. In her employment law practice, she has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in employment litigation, including ERISA, ADA, and Title VII claims.

Andree holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Andree is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the federal district courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association.

Andree is a member of Leadership Alumni of Greater Baton Rouge and was a member of the 2015 Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leadership Class.

In the community, Andree is a family selection committee member for Habitat for Humanity and a volunteer for the Episcopal High School Annual Fund and Fair. She formerly volunteered for several nonprofit and community organizations, including Junior League of Baton Rouge, LSU Hilltop Arboretum, Louisiana Arts and Science Center and Bungee Jumpers.

Andree graduated from University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. She received her Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University in 1994. While in law school, Andree was called to active duty during Operation Desert Storm and served as Finance Corps Sergeant with the 4010th U.S. Army Hospital at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital in Fort Polk, Louisiana. Achieving the highest rank of Sergeant, she received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious performance of duties as the finance clerk for the reserve personnel on active duty and preparing soldiers for demobilization in support of Operation Desert Storm.

In her spare time, Andree enjoys spending time with her family, husband, J.E. Cullens, Jr., since 1994, two children, Cameron and Grace, and she also enjoys gardening, fishing, reading, running and sailing.

Speeches and Presentations

• Data Security, Taylor Porter Labor and Employment Law Seminar, April 27, 2017
• Deciphering Suits against State Agencies, BRBA Public Law Section Meeting, Author/Presenter, March 18, 2015
• Employer's Guide to the Shared Responsibility (Excise Tax) Penalty Under the ACA: What Employers are at Risk?, Firm employment law seminar, February 2013
•“May it Please the Court” - Effective Case Presentation at Trial, Author/Presenter, National Business Institute, April 2012
•“Signed, Sealed, Delivered...” Common Mistakes In Transactions, Author/Presenter, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2010
• Evidence: Strategies for Finding, Preserving & Using Evidence to Support Your Case, Author/Presenter, National Business Institute, August 2008
• A Practical Guide to Motions Practice, Presenter, National Business Institute, December 2007
•“Which Is the Correct Chapter to File?” - Bankruptcy Basics: The How To For Attorneys & Paralegals in Louisiana, Author/Presenter, National Business Institute, March 2005
•“Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code & Rules” - Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law & Procedure in Louisiana, Author/Presenter, National Business Institute, March 2004
•“The Law of Expert Testimony” - Admissibility of Evidence & Expert Testimony in Louisiana, Author/Presenter, National Business Institute, October 2003
•“Current Employment Discrimination Law Issues” - Recent Developments in Employment Law, Author/Presenter, Sterling Education Services, LLC, February 2003
•Judgment Enforcement in Louisiana, Author/Presenter, Lorman Education Services, January 2003

Other Distinctions

AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganizations
  • Labor & Employment
  • Commercial Litigation
  • ERISA

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
225.381.0289  Phone
225.215.8707  Fax
www.taylorporter.com/our-attorneys/andree-m-cullens
Mailing Address:
450 Laurel St Fl 8, P.O. Box 2471, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1834
University Attended:
University of New Orleans, B.A., 1989
Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University, J.D., 1994
Year of First admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, Louisiana; Federal District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court
Memberships:

Professional Memberships and Associations

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Birth Information:
New Orleans, Louisiana, September 7, 1965
Reported Cases:
Andree's recent notable commercial cases include: Lead counsel for JP Morgan Chase in discrimination in lending suit; Lead counsel for State Street Bank and Trust in suit for forged check recovery; Lead counsel for IBERIABANK in collection and workout claims; Lead counsel representing H&E Equipment Services Inc., defending chapter eleven and chapter seven trustee avoidance action claims; Representing state government entities in tax credit disputes.; Andree's recent notable labor and employment cases include: Lead counsel for Bank One, NA in defending ERISA claims for severance benefits by over 80 plaintiffs; Lead counsel for Bank One, NA in discrimination claims; Represented ITC DeltaCom, Inc., an EarthLink subsidiary, in state wage claims; Lead counsel for suit against corporate management company for sexual harassment.
ISLN:
909730893

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (15)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/03/16 in Commercial Litigation on 03/03/16

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Member on 02/29/16 in Commercial Litigation on 02/29/16

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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 02/25/16 in Commercial Litigation on 02/25/16

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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/23/16 in Commercial Litigation on 02/23/16

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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/23/16 in Commercial Litigation on 02/23/16

    I represented a party that had been sued by a commercial client being represented by Ms. Cullens. Early on in the litigation, it was apparent to me that Andree had an e...

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    I represented a party that had been sued by a commercial client being represented by Ms. Cullens. Early on in the litigation, it was apparent to me that Andree had an excellent grasp of the law and issues involved in the lawsuit. Andree always exhibited a high level of professionalism and always responded to my telephone calls, letter and emails in a timely manner. Mainly through her efforts, we were able to reach a settlement of the lawsuit.

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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/23/16 in Commercial Litigation on 02/23/16

    Andree is very competent, ethical and diligent.

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    Andree is very competent, ethical and diligent.

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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/23/16 in Commercial Litigation on 02/23/16

    I have had case with Andree and she is an excellent attorneys and in my opinion meets the very highest standards of ethics, professionalism and legal knowledge and abilit...

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    I have had case with Andree and she is an excellent attorneys and in my opinion meets the very highest standards of ethics, professionalism and legal knowledge and ability.

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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/23/16 in Commercial Litigation on 02/23/16

    • Legal Knowledge

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/23/16 in Commercial Litigation on 02/23/16

    Excellent lawyer and person.

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    Excellent lawyer and person.

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  • Andree Matherne Cullens

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 02/23/16 in Commercial Litigation on 02/23/16

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