Claudine “Dini” McCullough is Of Counsel at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig.
The daughter of a Mexican mother and an Irish father, Claudine grew up in Texas and Montgomery County, Maryland. While a student at the University of Maryland School of Law, Claudine co-founded the Latino Legal Assistance Project in Baltimore, Maryland, and later received the 1998 Public Service Award at commencement. After passing the bar, she clerked for now-retired Judge Durke Thompson in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County.
In 2001, Claudine left the D.C area to work as an assistant public defender in Baltimore City. Later she worked as an associate at Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, P.C., and as a board member on Baltimore City’s Zoning Board. In 2004, she returned to Montgomery County to launch a law practice and, in 2009, joined the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund as a staff attorney.
In addition to trial practice, Claudine has worked as a nonprofit consultant to organizations such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network, Narrative 4, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and City Projects.
Over the years, she has tried numerous criminal and civil cases and has successfully resolved countless legal matters for her clients. In her spare time, she’s a visual artist and an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry, and essays.
- B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
- J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Montgomery County Pro Bono Program, Volunteer Attorney
- Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, Volunteer
- Human Rights Commission for Montgomery County, Commissioner, 2013-2014
- Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, Board Member, 2010-2012
- Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, Board Member, 2009-2010
- Maryland Governor’s Commission on Migratory & Seasonal Farm Labor, 1998-2002
- Public Service Award, University of Maryland School of Law, 1998
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Achievement Award, Nominee, University of Maryland School of Law, 1997