“How Mike McCullough Made Callier History”
In 1963, fresh out of The University of Texas School of Law, Mike McCullough began his career at Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas. As a young lawyer, he worked under the late Sol Goodell, a senior lawyer, who asked Mike to help him with legal work for the Callier Hearing and Speech Center. Sol’s connection with Callier was through his client, J. Erik Jonsson, co-founder of UT Dallas and prominent member of the visionary committee that formed the Callier Center.
More than 50 years later, Mike continues to practice law at Thompson & Knight. He also continues to serve what is now called the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in his current role as “Of Counsel” to the Foundation for the Callier Center board.
On April 30, 2015, Callier will honor Mike for his dedication with the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award at the Callier Cares Luncheon. “Mike McCullough is widely known and respected as one of the most outstanding lawyers in Dallas,” said Dr. Ken Altshuler. “He has quietly and freely given untold hours of his time to aid Callier. Ruth and I are delighted to see him selected to receive this award – no one could merit it more.” The purpose of the annual luncheon is to create awareness and raise funds to benefit patients in need who have speech, language and hearing disorders.