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John Charles Sullivan

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Criminal Defense, Social Security

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About Me

John C. Sullivan 
Haverhill, Massachusetts

phone (978) 420-4982
(866) 693-7199 (Toll Free)

fax (978) 521-5307


Areas of Practice:

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Criminal Law


General Litigation

Litigation & Appeals

Motor Vehicle Accidents --- Plaintiff

Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Social Security Disability

Worker's Compensation

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts, 1977

New Hampshire, 1977

U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1977

U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1977


Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1976

Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1972
Honors: Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Massachusetts Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

New Hampshire Association for Justice

New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Essex County Bar Association

Haverhill Bar Association (past President)

American Association for Justice

John C. Sullivan joined Herbert W. Finbury in 1976 to form the present firm. He has been evaluated by his peers and judges, achieving the highest ranking, AV, as reflected in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. This rating is given only to lawyers and law firms who are considered to have very high to pre-eminent legal ability and who are thought to embrace very high professional standards.

An experienced trial lawyer practicing law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, John has tried over seventy jury trials, along with hundreds of bench trials and administrative hearings involving civil, criminal and domestic matters. John has been certified as an Advocate by the National College of Advocacy and has completed the advanced course in Trial Advocacy.

In addition to his busy trial practice, John has been trained and qualified to sit as a Mediator for Superior Court civil cases in Rockingham and Hillsborough Counties, New Hampshire. His years of trial and court experience have been helpful in facilitating settlements in cases that are scheduled for trial in those counties. In Massachusetts, John also volunteers his mediation skills for the Haverhill District Court.

John has lectured on aspects of Massachusetts insurance law as it pertains to automobile accidents and injuries. He has authored an article on the subject that has been helpful both to clients needing information regarding their rights, and out-of-state attorneys referring cases to the firm. He has successfully represented clients in the areas of serious personal injury, divorce, worker's compensation, criminal matters including DWI/OUI, and social security disability.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
  4. Social Security: 5%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%

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Contact Info

Finbury & Sullivan P.C.

55 Ginty Boulevard
Haverhill, MA, 01830-6105



NHAuthorized to practice law197707/22/2009

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyFinbury & Sullivan P.C.1976 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
New Hampshire Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Tufts UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude1972