Frances Cullen

Dedicated to the Defense of Licensed Professionals

Frances Cullen*
Of Counsel

“The professional’s professional”

Frances Cullen serves as Of Counsel and routinely consults with the firm on large and complex cases.  For over twenty years, Frances Cullen has devoted her career to the representation of physicians and healthcare professionals in administrative, criminal and civil matters.

As a former criminal prosecutor and assistant attorney general who represented several licensing boards, including the Georgia Medical Board, Frances Cullen has practiced on both the prosecution and defense sides of healthcare cases.  In over twenty years of practice, she has successfully represented hundreds of professionals before licensing boards, hospital peer review committees and governmental agencies.

Her specialized legal knowledge spans the procedural intricacies of licensing board investigations, hearings and appeals, healthcare litigation, and civil and criminal law, along with expertise on how these types of actions and other legal issues can affect professional practice.

Practice Areas

Professional Licensing

  • Applications
  • Investigations
  • Hearings
  • Appeals

Medicare & Medicaid/Medi-Cal Reimbursement & Fraud

  • Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) appeals
  • Stark, Anti-kickback and False Claims

Healthcare Law

  • Hospital Credentialing & Peer Review
  • Healthcare Provider Insurance Reimbursement Issues
  • National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Physician Contracts
  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Reports and Exclusions
  • Legal advice for compliance with Federal & State laws, rules & regulations


  • Georgia


  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Georgia State University Law Review, Student Writing Editor, 1989 – 1990
  • B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Professional Boundaries, Inc. – Faculty
  • Georgia Association of Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • State Bar of Georgia

* Admitted in Georgia only