Andrée Cullens

Before joining the Cullens Group, Andrée Matherne Cullens, was a partner at Taylor, Porter, Brooks, and Phillips, LLP, one of the largest defense firms in Louisiana, where she represented creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, state agencies and businesses in commercial litigation, banks and financial institutions, and insurance receivers in regulatory proceedings.  Some of her former clients include Chase Bank, State Street Bank and Trust Company, the Louisiana Office of Economic Development, LSU, and the Louisiana Department of Revenue.  As lead counsel representing an employee of the bankrupt retail store in Campo Electronics, Inc. v. Ross, 247 B.R. 646 (E.D. La. 1998), Ms. Cullens established that severance pay is entitled to an administrative expense priority as a matter of bankruptcy law.  Ms. Cullens has considerable courtroom experience in both federal and state courts and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions across the nation, including New York, California, and Florida.  The focus of her practice is bankruptcy litigation and commercial litigation.  

Ms. Cullens served on active duty as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves during Desert Storm (1991) and earned several commendations before being honorably discharged in 1994.  She is an alumnus of the Leadership Council of Greater Baton Rouge, is on the Board of Directors of WRKF (local public radio), served on the board of LSU Hilltop Arboretum, and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.  

Ms. Cullens is a graduate of the University of New Orleans (B.A., 1989) and Louisiana State University (J.D., 1994), where she served as the research assistant for two law professors.


  • B.A., University of New Orleans, 1989
  • J.D., Louisiana State University Law Center, 1994


  • State of Louisiana, Supreme Court and all Lower Courts, 1994 to present
  • United States District Courts – Eastern and Middle, 1997, Western, 1999 – to present
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000 to present
  • United States Supreme Court, 2003 to present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1999 & 2011
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California (Oakland), 2002
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan), 2009
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012
  • American Bar Association, 1998 to present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 1997 to 2014
  • Chancellor’s Council, LSU Law School, 2004 to present
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, 2001 to present