Jim Sullivan, admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2008, works as a partner in litigation for the firm’s Charleston office.
After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in 1996, Mr. Sullivan moved to Charleston where he attended the graduate program at The Citadel, earning his Masters of Arts in Teaching in August 2000. He used his degree while teaching English at James Island Charter High School from August 2000 to June 2005.
Mr. Sullivan graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May 2008. While earning his Juris Doctor, he served as the Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review and as Vice President of the James L. Petigru Public Interest Law Society. He also gained admission into the Order of Wig and Robe and the Order of the Coif.
Currently, Jim focuses his practice on construction defect litigation, personal injury defense, and complex insurance coverage issues, including the defense of bad faith claims. He routinely tries cases to jury verdict and has obtained several defense verdicts in personal injury cases.
While working as a student editor for the South Carolina Law Review, Mr. Sullivan authored the note, “L-J, Inc. v. Bituminous Fire & Marine Insurance Co.: A Comedy of ‘Occurrences,’” 58 S.C. L. Rev. 533 (2007).
Mr. Sullivan is an active member of the Charleston County Bar Association and the Charleston Lawyers Club. He acts as the Commissioner of the Charleston County Bar Basketball League. Mr. Sullivan has been admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for South Carolina.
Mr. Sullivan also is an active volunteer with the MUSC Children’s Hospital.