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Robert C. Sullivan

Robert C. Sullivan

also known as Rob Sullivan

Practice areas:

Defective and Dangerous Products, Trucking Accident, Personal Injury, Transportation

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About Me

Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases, as well as serious injury cases in a variety of areas including products liability, railroad crossing accidents, automotive negligence, class action and mass tort. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families, including a seven figure verdict listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri and most recently a record $15,000,000 verdict in a product defect case that was list as the highest personal injury verdict in Missouri in 2014. Other recent results include a $7,000,000 million dollar wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011. Rob was also co-counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17,000,000 in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for every year since 2007 by The National Trial Lawyers Association. Rob has been selected for inclusion Super Lawyers 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in the practice area of products liability.  The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of 100 million dollars.  

Rob earned his B.A. in economics from Boston College, and his J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law with the highest honors (Order of the Coif), ranking in the top 2% of his graduating law school class. Rob is an active member of numerous professional associations. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). Rob has served on the State Advisory Board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) and as Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice for the 2011-2012 term. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas, and currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Illinois and Vermont.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Transportation: 25%
    14 years, 25 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    14 years, 75 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%
    14 years, 10 cases
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
    14 years, 75 cases



Contingent (33-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kathleen Melady Gick

    I endorse this lawyer. He is thorough, methodical and is committed to doing the best for his clients. He posts very informative articles and comments on twitter @lawyerology. I would recommend him highly.


    Kathleen Gick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Sullivan Law, LLC

1600 Baltimore Avenue.
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO, 64108


ARAuthorized to practice200906/26/2015
KSAuthorized to practice law200107/27/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Missouri Kansas SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Missouri Kansas SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Missouri Kansas SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2012
Missouri Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
Missouri Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2008
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2007
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2006
Order of the CoifUniversity of Kansas School of Law2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentSullivan Law LLC2013 - Present
Managing PartnerSullivan, Morgan & Chronic LLC2009 - Present
PartnerLangdon & Emison2002 - 2009
AttorneyPolsinelli Shughart, PC2000 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeChair - Railroad Section2011 - 2012
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaState Advisory Board Member2009 - 2012
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysBoard of Governors2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Reagan v. Dunaway Timber, et al$7,000,000 Verdict
Cravens v. Ryder et al$1,400,000 Verdict
Lewis, et. al v. Iowa, Chicago & Eastern, et. al$3,275,000 Settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
AAJ TrialDeveloping Memorable Expert Testimony2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Boston CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConventionLanding The Big Rail Case While Keeping Your Moral Compass2009
Fall 2010 ConferenceUsing Focus Groups and Technology to Stack the Deck in Your FavorN/A