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.