a child, Gregory McCullough sailed, skied, played football, and learned
karate for self defense. He still enjoys these competitive activities,
especially distance running (half marathons and marathons, including the
Boston Marathon) and shorter races, because of the competitive element
and challenge they afford. McCullough applies the same effort and
perseverance in his litigation practice. At
an early age, he developed an interest in language, logic, grammar, and
argument. The youngest of five boys, he had ample opportunity to hone
his skills at dinner table discussions facilitated by his father, a now
retired orthopedic surgeon.
McCullough’s interests and competitive personality led him to pursue a career in law. In 1988, he graduated with honors in the top ten percent of his law school class. He served as an appellate law clerk from 1988 to 1990. He married a Sanford native, moved to Sanford, and was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1991. He worked at a Sanford firm from 1990 to 1993, when he started his own practice. He has been at his current location, 1074 Main Street in Sanford, since 1995.
McCullough taught the Sanford High School Mock Trial team from 1998 through 2010, using and honing his litigation skills. The first 11 years, his children participated, and Sanford reached the state championship round in 2009. “It allowed me to pursue my love of teaching and the law,” McCullough says of his mock trial coaching experience. “Even though none of my children have chosen a career in law, like my other mock trial students, they are infinitely better prepared both personally and professionally in whatever they do because of the critical thinking skills which they gained during their mock trial experience.”
McCullough demands excellence of himself and his staff, aiming to serve clients as he would want from a lawyer if he were the client. A Patriots fan, he gains inspiration from the tireless effort and preparation that yield success on the gridiron.