William F. Sullivan is considered to be one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Massachusetts. He has successfully represented clients throughout the country and obtained acquittals on charges ranging from First Degree Murder, Rape, Drug Trafficking, Child Sexual Abuse, Motor Vehicle Homicide and Drunk Driving.
In addition to his extensive criminal law experience, Mr. Sullivan has successfully tried numerous civil trials and arbitrations on plaintiffs' personal injury cases.
Mr. Sullivan is a past president of the Norfolk County and Quincy Bar Associations and remains a member of the Associations’ Board of Directors. He is a Lifetime Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. In 2005, he was named the Norfolk Bar Association’s Man of the Year. In 2007 he was also named the Quincy Bar Association’s Man of the Year. He is a past member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee and the Committee for Judicial Independence. He was named by the Governor as a Commissioner on the State Judicial Nominating Commission and served from 2003 to 2007.
Atty. Sullivan often lectures on criminal defense and trial practice throughout Massachusetts and is a contributing author on a number of books relating to criminal law.
Mr. Sullivan was born and raised in the Boston area, graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Boston College Law School. Mr. Sullivan is married with 3 sons and is a coach for youth soccer and baseball as well as active in various civic organizations such as the St. Vincent DePaul Society and Catholic Charities.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Man of the Year||Quincy Bar Association||2007|
|Man of the Year||Norfolk Bar Association||2005|
|Special Assistant City Solicitor||City of Quincy||2006 - 2008|
|Assistant District Attorney||Norfolk District Attorney||1982 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Norfolk County||Board of Directors||2001 - Present|
|Norfolk Bar Association||Past President||2000 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Foundation||Fellow||2000 - Present|
|Quincy Bar Association||Past President||1985 - Present|
|Commonwealth v McCarthy||Drug Case dismissal of case|
|Commonwealth v LeClair||Not Guilty First Degree Murder|
|Commonwealth v Averett||Murder Not Guilty|
|See all legal cases|
|Crime and Consequences||Rule 30 Motions for New Trial||N/A|
|Prosecuting and Defending Sex Crimes||Cross Examination of Child Witnesses||N/A|
|University of Notre Dame||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Boston College Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Experts on Experts||Cross Examining Experts Criminal Cases||2013|
|Superior Court||Cutting Edge Evidentiary Issues||2010|
|MBA 200th Anniversay||Sacco and Vanzetti Trial Recreation||2010|
|Digital Forensics||Motor Vehicle Homicides and Evidence||2008|
|Criminal Evidence||Trial Evidence||2007|
|Effects of Comm. v DiGiambattista||Criminal Evidence||2005|
|OUI Trials||Cross Examination||2000|