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There is no challenge that cannot be overcome with commitment, hard work and perseverance Joseph Sullivan Partner

Joseph F. Sullivan

Born in Jamaica, Queens to working class parents, Joseph Sullivan became the second member of his family to attend college and the first to obtain an advanced degree. He graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Law. While there, he was a writer and editor of the Temple Law Review.

Joseph started his legal career defending insurance companies and corporations, gaining valuable trial experience. In fact, he went up against and beat some of the top trial lawyers in New York City. He also saw firsthand how individuals could be outgunned in such litigation. In 2001, he left his former partners and began focusing on representing individuals who were injured due to the wrongful acts of others. His experience representing insurance companies and corporations has given him a unique understanding of how the opposition thinks and enables him to maximize settlements and verdicts for the firm's injured clients. He has obtained numerous significant settlements for clients injured in automobile accidents, construction accidents, scaffolding accidents, fall down accidents, sexual assaults, as well as individuals who have been injured due to medical malpractice, defective products, barroom assaults, and violations of the liquor law. He has tried cases in the trial courts of Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Westchester County, as wells as all of the boroughs of New York City.

Walking down Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens toward the courthouse, Joseph is never far from his humble roots. It was on this very street that his father shined shoes as a kid in the 1950s to help support his family and overcome homelessness. It was the lessons learned there, and passed down a generation, that have provided the foundation for the values upon which Joseph's law practice has been built – respect and compassion for working class people, appreciation of the challenges and struggles that under-privileged people face, and commitment to providing common folks representation normally reserved for the wealthy and powerful.