attorneys

Timothy S. McCulley, Esq.

Timothy S. McCulley, Esq. received his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1974 and was admitted to practice in New York State Bar in 1975.  In addition, he was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals.

After employment with the Suffolk County Legal Aid Society, he was law secretary to New York State Supreme Court Justice Gordon M. Lipetz.

Mr. McCulley entered private practice in 1981 and has concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate with particular emphasis in land use issues.  He has appeared before the municipal boards of the East End towns and villages on behalf of his clients.  In addition to private clients, he has represented the Town of Southampton in the New York State Supreme Court as Special Counsel in several land use cases.

Kieran Pape Murphree, Esq.

Kieran Pape Murphree, Esq. received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning in Ithaca, New York and then in 1990 she obtained a Masters in Regional Planning from Cornell University.  As a city planner, she worked for the Waterfront Division of New York City Planning, and then she received her law degree from City University of New York’s Law School at Queens College.  After being admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995, she worked as an attorney for Mayor Giuliani’s Office of Labor Relations requiring her to defend management decisions in arbitration hearings for all New York City agencies, assist in labor contract negotiations and also decide labor disputes as a hearing officer.

After leaving New York City, Ms. Murphree returned to her hometown to work as an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Southampton, serving as the attorney for the Planning Board from January 2000 to February 2005.  As a Southampton Town Attorney, she also worked on all major zoning changes affecting commercial land use development and agricultural preservation within the Town.

After leaving the Town, Ms. Murphree now assists clients in obtaining approvals from Villages, Towns, County and State agencies.  She understands that the approval of any proposed land use requires not only the ability to interpret often-vague legislation, but the ability to negotiate conditions of approval as well as sometimes proposing changes to existing regulations.

Edward D. Burke, Jr., Esq.

Edward D. Burke, Jr., Esq. is a graduate of both Providence College (Bachelor of Arts in Business and Political Science) and St. John’s University Law School (Juris Doctorate).  After graduation from Law School, Mr. Burke spent seven years as a Prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office with several convictions with The Major Crime Bureau.  He entered private law practice in 1996 with his father Edward, Sr.  In 2005 he opened his own practice, namely:  Edward D. Burke, Jr. & Associates, LLC, located at 62 Main Street, Sag Harbor, New York, which specializes in criminal defense and negligence.  During his time in private practice Mr. Burke has been involved in high profile cases, as well as several high verdict negligence cases.

An active member of the community, Mr. Burke was honored in 2004 by the Independent Group Housing League of Suffolk County, which assists developmentally handicapped children.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, as well as various community organizations such as The Elks, Sag Harbor Knights of Columbus, Noyac Civic Council, and the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce.  He is counsel to both the North Sea and Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as counsel to The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.