Meet The Staff Behind Cullen Lawyers

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STEVE MCCROHON

What is a fun fact about you?

I love a great day out, particularly at the races and I am the epitome of the bad punter but love to give the ‘good oil’ on the ‘next winner’.

Why do you enjoy working for Cullen Lawyers?

It is evident the firm has a strong, professional and dedicated group of people involved in the operation.

The professionalism of the group is easy to see and this assists in the personal development of the whole team. For me this is an encouraging and stabilising factor. It also allows the group to work harmoniously, in tandem for the benefit of the client base.

Why are Cullen Lawyers a good team?

I have spent a great deal of my life in teams, whether professionally as a soldier, in other professional endeavours or while playing sport. In my time at Cullen Lawyers I have been able to observe, listen and learn from the group. The group is diverse in age and experiences, all are comfortable in their positions and display a keen willingness to assist others.

The firm is not micro-managed, individuals are given a responsibility, given the required resources and allowed to get on with their role. Questions and requests for assistance are received in a positive manner, this allows the group to bond and not fear rejection for any deficiency in knowledge. Positive outcomes are achieved.

For the observer, It’s easy to identify that the individual works for the group, who in turn strive to benefit the firm, which in turn enhances the professional capability of the individual.  It’s a positive cycle and terrific aspect of this organisation.

What community work do you do?

I am involved with the veteran community. In particular, I am the Vice President of the 8th/9th Battalion Association. The association provides fellowship and welfare support to ex members of the 8th/9th Battalion and if needed provides some welfare support to current serving members of the Battalion, or their families.

What ambitions do you have?

I am an ambitious person, regardless of my age and position in life, I have always sought personal development and strength in position. I believe these two characteristics drive me to achieve better outcomes, both personally and organisationally.

In saying this, my greatest ambition is to develop into a (very) good lawyer, and a reliable, determined and committed member of the team at Cullen Lawyers.

Steve was also featured on ABC’s “You Can’t Ask That” you can see more relating to his episode here https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/whats-it-like-to-kill-a-human-being-returned-service-personnel-answer-candid-questions-in-abcs-you-cant-ask-that/news-story/80d8ea0a30d35b6f088dd2019cb6f2aa

JACQUELINE PRESTON

What is a fun fact about you?

I used to Latin dance and instruct with a friend of mine for 8 years! I’ve also competed as an amateur bodybuilder for 5 years.

Why do you enjoy Cullen Lawyers?

I enjoy working for Cullen lawyers as Corey is an enigmatic and uplifting person to be around.

I like a fun, energetic and hard-working environment where we are allowed to take control and prove ourselves with hard work and determination.

I love that Corey supports his team positively and doesn’t micro-manage his staff.

Why are Cullen Lawyers a good team?

We are a good team because we are all team players.

We support, help and encourage each other to not only work harder for our clients but also for ourselves.

What community work do you do?

I used to take my registered dog Sergeant (75kg Dogue de Bordeaux) to local children’s hospitals and to nursing homes to assist with Animal Therapy.

I also attended to hundreds of people’s homes over a 5 year of “Meals On Wheels” deliveries with my mother.

I currently donate plasma every two weeks and also casually assist with Ocean Crusaders to help clear our waterways of garbage and junk!

What ambitions do you have?

My ambition is to help Corey further improve and grow his business as he is such a determined person who not only defied the odds during childhood, but also during his adult life.

He is a fighter and will never give up…. The fact that he gets up every single day and fights so hard for people’s rights and their future speaks volumes of the quality of human he is and I want to have that type of positivity around me to drive my ambitions too!

Jessica Hyder

About Me

I obtained my Bachelor of Laws ( Honours) and Bachelor of Business ( Marketing) from Griffith University in 2021.  Throughout my studies I completed work experience in a criminal law firm and have previously worked as a law clerk.

My passion for advocacy and justice led me to pursue a career in law.  I believe in fighting for fairness and that everyone deserves access to justice. I am a driven individual who is devoted to ensuring I deliver the best possible service to clients.  I pride myself on my ability to empathise with clients and to understand their unique set of circumstances in order to in achieve the best possible outcome.

I have volunteered for the Dominican Youth Group and Riding for the Disabled, where I assisted children with disabilities in develop their physical abilities via horse riding.

In my spare time I enjoy the gym, horse riding, spending time in nature and learning about mindfulness, motivation and positivity.