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About McCullough Mediation

Mike McCullough imageMike McCullough

Mike grew up in Dallas, Texas. Following high school, Mike went to The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating with a B.A. in History, he went to law school at University Of Tulsa School of Law where he obtained his J.D. During law school, he was a member of the Dean’s List and the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi.

For the first five years of his career (1993-1998), Mike’s practice was focused on the defense of a wide variety of cases ranging from personal injury and product liability to employment and toxic tort. In 1998 Mike joined The Law Offices of Joseph F. Bruegger, P.C., and expanded his practice into handling plaintiff’s cases. In 2001 he became a partner and the firm changed names to Bruegger & McCullough, P.C. In 2013, Mike formed The Law Offices of P. Michael McCullough, Jr. P.C. d/b/a McCullough Mediation. Since beginning the practice of law in 1993, he has tried numerous cases to verdict.

Mike is a member of the Dallas Bar Association.  He is also a member of ADR section of Texas State Bar Association. In addition, he is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Also, Mike is a proud member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas which supports several local youth and family resource centers. Mike is also an active member at Park Cities Baptist Church.

He is married to his wife, Terry, and they have three children.


Jim Hitzelberger imageJim Hitzelberger


  • American Academy of Attorney-Mediators, Inc., Irving, Texas – March 2002
  • University of Tulsa School of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Juris Doctorate – December, 1992
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas – Summer 1991
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, California – May 1979


With a robust background in law and business, Mr. Hitzelberger is qualified to resolve and negotiate a wide range of agreements. From plaintiff’s personal injury to insurance defense litigation, along with experience in energy-related law matters, Mr. Hitzelberger has helped individuals and businesses navigate through complex administrative challenges for more than 30 years.


  • Texas Bar – admitted May, 1993
  • Washington Bar – admitted February, 2002
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Garland Bar Association – President 2007-2009


  • Highland Park Independent School District: Trustee
  • State Fair of Texas-Board Member
  • Member, Highland Park United Methodist Church


Mr. Hitzelberger toured Europe, South America, Canada and United States with the Harlem Globetrotters as a player on the opposing team and was a professional basketball player in Europe for the Landerneau, France team. Jim has three boys, Christian, Michael and Mark and is married to Dr. Laurie Hitzelberger.