James “Jamie” F. Sullivan practices in the areas of personal injury, commercial and corporate, professional and product liability, employment, education, consumer, construction and class action litigation.
He received his education and J.D. with Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was Editor-In-Chief of the Connecticut Law Review and had received numerous academic awards.
He received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Boston College in its honors program and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Scholar of the College Award.
Upon graduation from Law School, Attorney Sullivan clerked for Justice Robert J. Callahan of the Connecticut Supreme Court. Attorney Sullivan has lectured and given seminars on trial practice, legal ethics, legal writing, and various aspects of civil litigation before a number of groups. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Attorney Sullivan has published a number of articles in the field of civil litigation, products liability, corporate liability, employment and constitutional law in the Connecticut Bar Journal, The Law Tribune, ABA Litigation Monograms, and The Connecticut Lawyer. He has tried many cases to verdict or judgment.
He co-authored a book “Connecticut legal ethics and malpractice,” the first such treatise of its kind in Connecticut. The third edition of this book was released in 2016. He is the co-author of a chapter on Connecticut Tort Law in Morton E. Daller’s “Tort Law Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium.”
Attorney Sullivan is active in a number of professional and civic organizations. He is a member of the House of Delegates and Board of governors of the Connecticut Bar Association.
He is a past President of the Hartford County Bar Association and is chair of its Professional Responsibility Committee. He is the past president of the University of Connecticut School of Law Alumni Association. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation and the Employment Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association.
He is chair of the Professional Discipline Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is on the board of editors of the Connecticut Law Tribune. Since 1993, he has been an editorial board member of the Connecticut Bar Journal and serves as its survey editor.
He is a former member of the Common Council in the City of New Britain. He was past Chairman of the Ethics Commission, City of New Britain, and represents political officials in government ethics related matters.
He regularly represents attorneys before the Statewide Grievance Committee and in attorney presentment proceedings. He also represents individuals who are seeking admission to the bar before entities such as the Bar Examining Committee. He represents children, often times through their parents, who have been bullied at school or subject to disciplinary actions.
Attorney Sullivan is an active triathlete who was recognized as an All American by the United States Triathlon Association. He completed his second Ironman in Lake Placid, New York. He is past president and co-founder of a local triathlon club that has over 150 members.
He is a past board member of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. He is on the board of advisers to the Downtown YMCA of Greater Hartford. He is the immediate past president of the parish counsel at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
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