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Joseph F. Sullivan

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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, which gave him valuable trial experience, have tried over 25 cases to verdict and having settled hundreds of cases at various stages of trial. During this time, he went up against and beat some of the top trial lawyers in New York City. One of his successes was featured in the New York Jury Verdict Reporter as the "Verdict of the Week". The attorney he was up against was the lead attorney in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing cases, and generally consider to be one of the top personal injury attorneys in New York City. 

New York Jury Verdict Reporter: "Verdict of the Week"

Joseph's experience on the defense side, gave him firsthand view of how individuals could be outgunned in such litigation. He saw how challenging it was for individuals to take on wealthy corporations and insurance companies. In 2001, Joseph decided to leave his former partners and began focusing on representing individuals who were injured due to the wrongful acts of others. His experience as a defense attorney has given him a unique and extremely valuable understanding of how the opposition operates. This, in turn, has given him greater leverage when it comes to securing maximum settlements and verdicts for the wrongfully injured.

Joseph has obtained numerous significant settlements for clients injured in automobile accidents, fall-down accidents, incidents of medical malpractice, victims of defective products, sexual assaults, barroom assaults, and many other types of wrongful conduct. He has tried cases in the trial courts of all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Westchester County. His success has lead to him being Super Lawyers list every year since 2014. He is rated a perfect 10 by the Avvo rating agency. And in 2019, he was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 civil plaintiff's attorneys. 

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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. These values include respect and compassion for working-class people, appreciation of the challenges and struggles that underprivileged people face, and commitment to providing common folks representation that is normally reserved for the wealthy and powerful.

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D., cum laude
    • Law Review: Temple University School of Law, Writer & Editor

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    “I was in a car accident and hired a lawyer who I did not meet or speak to 6 months into the case. I was extremely fortunate to speak with Allison McKenzie thanks to my aunt June. Within an hour of speaking with her. I switched lawyers. She introduced me to her associates at Sullivan and Brill. T...
  • I do not believe there is any firm out there who can be more sincere in every way

    “Four years ago I started on an unfamiliar journey (filing a law-suit). Mr. joeseph Sullivan & his team made it seamlesly easy. Mine was an injury suit - I tripped & fell on broken city property. I sustained several injuries including a broken tooth, scars on knees & lip, I broke part...
  • He won my case with flying colors and he was my shoulder when I was down and out.

    “Joseph is amazing not only as a lawyer but as a person. He is professional and warm and he fights hard for his clients. He won my case with flying colors and he was my shoulder when I was down and out. My experience with Sullivan Brill was great. I have no complaints. Kudos and keep on doing wha...
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  • Extremely efficient

    Attorney Joe Sullivan recently represented me after a slip and fall incident. I was very pleased with the firm's service and I had tremendous peace of mind knowing they were representong me. It was a pleasure to have them represent me. They were always very accesible.
  • Sullivan, Brill and Associates Rock!

    I was in a car accident and hired a lawyer who I did not meet or speak to 6 months into the case. I was extremely fortunate to speak with Allison McKenzie thanks to my aunt June. Within an hour of speaking with her. I switched lawyers. She introduced me to her associates at Sullivan and Brill. Th...
  • Sullivan & Brill treated my case as serious as the pain I cope with every day.

    Sullivan and Brill LLP., treated my case as serious as the pain I cope with every day. They served me with the most honesty and respect a client wishes to receive by his attorney, and I am truly grateful for all their help. Highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal representation
  • I would not hesitate to recommend Joseph Sullivan and his firm to anyone

    After a devastating accident 5 years ago I had many thousands of dollars in out of pocket expenses. In an attempt to recover some of these expenses I contacted Sullivan and Brill. After they determined that I had a worthwhile case, Joe Sullivan and his team began to build that case. During the wh...
  • I'm really grateful for what they have done for me

    Back in 2012 I was in a car accident and was hit from behind. The lawyer that I had at the time said there was nothing he can do for me, so I just gave up. Then my husband introduced me to Sullivan and Brill in 2013. The firm took my case and worked with me. The professionalism and kindness of th...
  • Mr. Sullivan and Brittany went above and beyond to get me the compensation I deserved!

    I hired this law firm for a personal liability case. Mr. Sullivan and Brittany went above and beyond to get me the compensation I deserved! They kept me informed in every step of the process and worked tirelessly to bring the case to a fruitful end. I would recommend Mr. Sullivan personally and h...
  • He meticulously worked through each issue and always had the clients' best interest forefront in his mind

    I recently had the pleasure of serving as co-counsel with Mr. Sullivan in a complex wrongful death case. Mr. Sullivan was lead counsel in the matter and his handling of the issues was as skilled and comprehensive as any lawyer that I have worked with or against. He meticulously worked through ea...
  • Absolutely my top recommend

    Steve Brill was a voice of calm, wisdom and smart legal strategy when I needed it most. He was able to cut through the legal clutter and deliver me a 100% best result possible. I recommend his services with no reservation.
  • Joe Sullivan went above and beyond

    “Thank You Joe for a life changing experience. You and your staff kept me completely informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend Sullivan and Brill to anyone in need of an attorney. You went above and beyond. THANK YOU JOE SULLIVAN.”
  • Joe Sullivan went above and beyond

    Thank You Joe for a life changing experience. You and your staff kept me completely informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend Sullivan and Brill to anyone in need of an attorney. You went above and beyond. THANK YOU JOE SULLIVAN.
  • Mr. Sullivan personally handled the case with great professionalism and always keeping the clients informed

    I recommended Mr. Sullivan and his law firm to some of my clients for a wrongful death action. I highly recommend attorney Joseph Sullivan and his law firm. They did a great job helping the clients in every step of the wrongful death suit. Mr. Sullivan personally handled the case with great prof...

Areas We Serve

Our firm serves clients in New York City, Long Island, Kings, Bronx, New York, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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