Mollie Cullinane is an award-winning attorney who works with nonprofits 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 also 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.
In addition to legal work, Mollie Cullinane previously 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 (2001) and is a member of the Texas Bar. She earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Texas Lutheran University (1997) in English/Communication Studies. She served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (1998) 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.
Texas attorney Mollie Cullinane has been named 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.
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”
Mollie Cullinane has been named a Top Attorney in Austin by Austin Monthly (2019, 2020) in the category “Attorney for Nonprofits.” While Mollie is based in Austin, Texas, she serves clients nationwide.