Mollie Wettstein Cullinane is an award-winning attorney who works with nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations of all sizes, from emerging local charities to international foundations.
Mollie’s work focuses on setting up and managing strong and legally compliant nonprofits that have solid bases for long-term success. She provides risk management and offers practical solutions for sound governance. She helps nonprofits, foundations, trade associations, and social enterprises throughout the United States who seek to create positive change.
Mollie has served as a visiting professor at Texas Lutheran University, teaching “Social Entrepreneurship.” She also regularly speaks to nonprofit organizations about legal issues for nonprofits.
Prior to starting this law firm, Mollie Cullinane also worked with nonprofits in fundraising, grant writing, and program development. She has served as a regent for a university and the chair of a preschool board, among other diverse volunteer board positions. This background gives clients exceptional service, as Mollie provides her clients with practical management advice so they can find success.
Mollie received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and is a member of the Texas Bar. She earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Texas Lutheran University in English/Communication Studies. She served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland where she pursued graduate studies. In addition, Mollie has always been an active community volunteer and is a member of the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College, donating more than 75 hours of legal services each year. Mollie Cullinane is an elected Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
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Super Lawyer for Nonprofit Law
Texas attorney Mollie Cullinane has been named a 2021 Super Lawyer for Nonprofit Law (Thomson Reuters, Texas Monthly). She was a 2012, 2013, and 2014 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer – Rising Star in the Nonprofit Law section. Thomson Reuters indicated that no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state received this recognition.
Top Austin Attorney for Nonprofits
Mollie Cullinane has been named a Top Attorney in Austin by Austin Monthly (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019) in the category “Attorney for Nonprofits.” While Mollie is based in Austin, Texas, she serves clients nationwide. As an attorney for nonprofits, Mollie helps set up and manage strong nonprofit 501c organizations.
Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
Mollie Cullinane is an elected member of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Attorneys elected as Fellows of the Foundation have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Each year the top one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows.
Hear Mollie Cullinane interviewed on NPR Morning Edition about philanthropic methods of giving: “An LLC? It Gives Facebook Founder More Freedom To Meet Philanthropic Goals”