T&K Attorney Receives Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award

Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce P. Mike McCullough was honored with the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award for his longstanding dedication to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Mr. McCullough received the award at the Callier Cares Luncheon on April 30.

Mr. McCullough began his legal work for the Callier Hearing and Speech Center more than 50 years ago. Today, he 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.

This award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to advancing the care of patients with communication disorders. In a recent article by Momentum, Dr. Ken Altshuler said, “Mike McCullough is widely known and respected as one of the most outstanding lawyers in Dallas. 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.

Mr. McCullough is Of Counsel in the Tax Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office. Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he focuses his practice on estate planning and probate law, fiduciary administration, federal income tax matters, charitable planned giving, and the representation of tax-exempt organizations including private foundations. He has lectured on various topics affecting tax-exempt organizations and dealing with tax estate planning and probate law subjects, and he has written numerous articles and papers on the subject of tax, estate planning, and probate law subjects and on non-profit organizations law subjects, including private foundations to various seminars and publications including Newsletter of the Section of Taxation of the State Bar of Texas, Annual Nonprofit Institute Sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law, Non-Profit Organizations Conference, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Nonprofit Report, a publication of the Center for Nonprofit Management.

Among his many commitments, he serves on the boards of numerous civic organizations and also is actively involved in legal professional organizations. In addition, The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. has recognized him annually since 1987 and named him Dallas Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in 2011. He has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® (2003-2014) by Thomson Reuters.

Since 1963, the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders has been a leader in providing in-depth, advanced evaluations and innovative treatments for children and adults with a wide variety of speech, language and hearing disorders. To learn more about the center, visit: http://www.utdallas.edu/calliercenter/.