Managing Attorney Cullen Harkness’ practice areas include criminal defense, family law, landlord-tenant collections, estate administration and planning, auto accident litigation, and general civil litigation.  Mr. Harkness specializes in municipal law serving as the Prosecuting Attorney for Meridian Township, City Attorney for the City of Albion, City Attorney for the City of Eaton Rapids, and as special counsel for Leoni Township. Committed to serving both his clients and his community, Mr. Harkness is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Ingham County Bar Association, the Meridian Area Business Association and the Haslett-Okemos Rotary Club.

Mr. Harkness received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University in 2004 and his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2007. He was admitted to practice in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in 2008. He was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court in 2018.


Contact: Cullen@harknesslawpllc.com

Attorneys

Diane Bell, Associate Attorney

Cullen Harkness, Managing Member

Associate Attorney Lars Kivari's practice areas include family law, estate planning and administration, general civil litigation, and municipal law. Mr. Kivari serves as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Meridian Township, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Albion, and as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Eaton Rapids.  He is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Kivari received his Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice from Oakland University in 2014 where he graduated cum laude and with department honors. After working in the criminal justice field for approximately three years, he went on to attend law school at Michigan State University College of Law. Mr. Kivari received his Juris Doctorate in 2020. He was admitted to practice in Michigan in 2020.

 Contact: Lars@harknesslawpllc.com 

Lars Kivari, Associate Attorney

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Associate Attorney Diane Bell's practice areas include family law, estate planning and administration, general civil litigation, and municipal law. Ms. Bell serves as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Meridian Township, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Albion, and as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Eaton Rapids.  She is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Ingham County Bar Association

Ms. Bell graduated from Michigan State University in 2013 with double bachelor degrees in German and Spanish. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University - Thomas Cooley Law School in 2019. She was admitted to practice in Michigan in 2020.

Contact: diane@harknesslawpllc.com​

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