Marian McCulloch

2919 W Wallcraft Ave
Tampa, Florida 33611
United States
Office Phone: (813) 254 3735
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Marian P. McCulloch is Board Certified in Marital & Family Law and confines her practice exclusively to family law matters including divorce litigation and negotiation, mediation, Collaborative Divorce, child custody and timesharing/visitation, and paternity actions. She was certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a family mediator. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (B.A. 1976) and of Stetson University College of Law (J.D. 1979), where she served as a member of the Stetson Law Review and as Editor of the Stetson Prelude (1978-79). She is a partner with the AV rated law firm of Allen Dell, P.A. in Tampa. Past President of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, she was the recipient of the Red McEwen Award in 1999 and again in 2002. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Lawyer Magazine (1999-2003 and 2004-2007). Past-Chair (2000-2001) of the Marital & Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and also served as President of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (1992-93). Founding Master of the Family Law Inn of Tampa, American Inns of Court, and served as Secretary of the Executive Council, 1995-2000. In 2011 she was awarded the Theodore Millison Professionalism Award, an award given once a year to an attorney in the Inn exhibiting exceptional professionalism in the practice of family law. She served as Co-Chair of the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Named as a Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite in the area of Marital & Family Law in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and as a Super Lawyer in Florida Super Lawyers since 2006. She is named one of the Top 50 Women in Florida in 2010 and again in 2011. Marian has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Family Law since 2008. She has served on the Florida Bar's Marital & Family Law Certification Committee. Ms. McCulloch has appeared as a speaker or moderator at numerous legal education courses including the 2009 Florida Bar's Family Law Review Course and served as a workshop leader at The Florida Bar Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminars (1998, 2000, 2003 2005 and 2007). She is dedicated to a civilized, respectful, and fair resolution of all issues.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Marital & Family Law, Mediation, Modern Family formation & divorce, premarital and postnuptial agreements
License(s): J.D.

Professional Activities

• The Florida Bar since 1980 o The Florida Bar Family Law Section member o Marital and Family Law Certification Committee o Certification Grade Review Panel o Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1991-1996 o 13th Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee, 1994-1997 o Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminars, workshop leader, five years • The Hillsborough County Bar Association o President, 2003-04 o Board of Directors, 1995-05 o Editor-in-Chief, HCBA Lawyer Magazine, 1999-03 and 2004-08 o Marital and Family Law Section member, Past-Chair, 2000-01; Executive Council o Collaborative Law Section, member, Committee Website Chair o Long Range Planning Committee, 1997-98 o Gender, Racial and Ethnic Bias Committee, 1992-94 o Professionalism Committee 2005-2016 o Peer Review Committee 2013- • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers o President, 1992-1993 o Board of Directors and Officer, 1986-95 • Family Law Inn of Tampa, founding member and Master, American Inn of Court o Secretary of the Executive Council, 1995-2000 • International Association of Collaborative Professionals • American Bar Association, Family Law • Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member and former co-chair Community Involvement: • Stetson Law Review Mentoring Program 2015- • St. John’s Episcopal Church, facilitator for grief group, The Mourner’s Path • Athena Society, Member and Board of Directors • Hillsborough County Bar Association’s “Law Follies” • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Sustainer Society Member • Tampa Museum of Art, Patron • University of South Florida Alumni Association Life Member Recognitions: • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2007-present • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Marital and Family Law, 2004, 2005 and 2006 • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-present • Florida Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2014 • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, as a “Leader in the Law” • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Red McEwen Award, 1999 and 2002 • Florida Association for Women Attorneys, named “Leader in the Law” • Family Law Inn of Tampa, American Inn of Court, Theodore Millison Professionalism Award, 2011 • Legal Leaders: Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 in Family Law, LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®

Undergraduate Education

University of Colorado, California Institute of the Arts, Stanford University, University of South Florida, graduated 1976

Postgraduate Education

Stetson University College of Law, JD 1979

Professional Education

Board Certified in Marital & Family Law


I am dedicated to a private, civilized, respectful, and fair resolution of all disputes