The Honourable Austin F. Cullen

Associate Chief Justice, Supreme Court of British Columbia

Graduated from the University of British Columbia Law School with an LL. B. in 1975, the Honourable Austin F. Cullen was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1976. He worked as Crown Counsel from 1976 to 1980, and then worked in private practice from 1980 to 1984. He returned to the office of the Crown Counsel in 1984. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1996, he was Regional Crown counsel for the Fraser Region from 1991 to 1997, then Regional Crown counsel for the Vancouver Region 1997 to 1999. Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Justice Branch 1999 to 2001, he was appointed to the B.C. Supreme Court March 21st, 2001 and then appointed Associate Chief Justice in December 2011.