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Michael Paul Sullivan

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   19 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 32 years
    Massachusetts - MA 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    90%
    ,

    29 years, 2,200 cases

  2. Workers compensation
    10%

    29 years, 1,470 cases

I am the managing partner at Sullivan  and Associates. I have practiced extensively in the areas of Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation. I have published a book for Social Security claimants called "Cutting Through the Red Tape". If you know anyone that may benefit from the book don't hesitate to contact me.  I would be happy to provide them a free copy.

 

  I enjoy cooking, gardening and painting in my spare time.

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If You File A Social Security Claim In Florida And Receive A Denial, Call The Law Firm Of Sullivan & Hepler
Sullivan & Hepler Is A Law Firm That Is There For Working People
Jacksonville Attorney Michael Sullivan Explains The Difference Between Social Security Disability and SSI
Michael Sullivans Book for Social Security Disability Applicants
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Results!!
When everyone else refused to take our case Attorney Sullivan not only took our case, but won it!! He listened to our concerns, he understood our need and kept us informed throughout the entire process. He is very patient and professional and I have the outmost respect and confidence for him and his staff.
Posted by Bryan | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Sullivan for SSA disability claim assistance
I highly recommend Michael Sullivan at michaelsullivanatlaw.com as the only place to go for help with your Social Security disability claim. Mr. Sullivan is a true professional who directed me and my family through the complex legal procedures and strategies that are necessary for a successful application for SSA disability benefits. During my appearance before an Administrative Law Judge, Mr. Sullivan asked key questions during my testimony that helped the Judge understand the difficulties I encountered at the various jobs I held over the years. You must make the right decision when you choose an attorney to assist you with this process. Choosing Michael Sullivan was the best decision for me, and I believe that will be true for you as well. Bryan B. April 2021
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Posted by Laura | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Empathetic and Effective
From our first meeting to our last, Mr. Sullivan represented me with expertise and professionalism. He and his team were very nice to work with. They are very skilled in navigating the SSD process. They were always responsive to any questions I had. I strongly recommend you contact them for your SSD representation.
Posted by Annette | June 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Attorney Michael P Sullivan and his entire staff were very diligent, helpful, understanding and prompt to return any calls. They answered any questions I had and made me feel comfortable through the whole process. They are very knowledgeable, patient and show compassion to their clients. I would recommend anyone needing his services to contact his office because the entire staff is 10 out of 10 stars to me.
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Posted by Maggie | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
4yrs 2 Big firms & ready to give up - Mike is my hero!
After being out of work for over 4 yrs due to disability, 2 large Jax law firms & even my 'health' insurance company trying to get me approved through SSA I had given up. My husband found Mike - I was skeptical that anyone could help - it took a year for the appeal & as of 12/2018 I was finally approved. I now can get the medical care I am in dire need of. Words cannot express how happy I am. Thank you Mike - Go Sox ;)
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Response from Michael Sullivan December 11, 2018
Maggie- It has been a pleasure working with you. Please let us know if you need any additional assistance in the future. -Mike
Posted by Kim | September 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
Had been denied by Social Security twice. Mr Sullivan and staff worked with me to get the help I needed. He was a very honest and straight forward no nonsense type lawyer. His office staff was not only friendly but sympathetic!!! I would not hesitate to recommend or use them again if ever needed.
Response from Michael Sullivan September 20, 2016
Kim- We are so glad that we were able to assist you with your claim. Please let us know if there is anything that we can help with in the future.
Posted by gordon | July 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sullivan and team were excellent
Just wanted to let you all to know how grateful I was to be referred to your law firm. I knew nothing about how to even begin the disability process. You and your team walked me through it in an easy, calm, efficient, and pleasant manner. After hearing many horror stories about the process, I was shocked how your team got my case approved in an extremely short amount of time! You are all the best professionals I've ever worked with and would highly recommend your firm to anyone in need. Thank you for relieving my stress, I couldn't have asked for any better. Gordon
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Sullivan thought outside the box for us!
Mr. Sullivan helped my son get disability so he could get on the organ transplant list. He took a real interest in the case, and by reviewing all the hospitalization records, the doctor's assessments and prognosis, he was able to counsel us on a recommended plan of action, and, with our approval, put that plan in action.
Posted by Gil | March 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help
With no knowledge of how to apply for my social security benefits a friend told me to call mr sullivan. Only 1 visit and a few phone calls later, I was thru the process and all submitted. No money was exchanged until my claim was approved. I will recommend to anyone needing help in this area.
Posted by Wendy | March 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability Nightmare Solved by Sullivan
In spite of clear evidence from physicians and meticulous completion of Social Security Disability (SSD) forms, during the course of 2 years of my own efforts and following SSD requirements, I was still unable to gain approval for a disability claim. A friend, who is an attorney, recommended I contact Mr. Sullivan. I am so glad I did! He is an wonderful attorney, straightforward in his approach, and a very kind man. He has the knowledge and expertise to navigate the SSD system. For my case he followed up with all the medical providers going back through a (approximately) ten year period, organized the thousands of pages of medical records, and was able to show the Social Security judge how to understand my claim. Along the way, he advised me of his progress, and occasionally asked me to follow up with doctors for my most current health data. He built his case logically. Mr. Sullivan's staff is equally kind, knowledgeable and supportive. The disability claim system was a nightmare for me. Mr. Sullivan solved it.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great firm
Our attorney and his staff were wonderful to work with, patient and knowledgeable. They answered phone calls and emails quickly and kept us up to date on all of the proceedings. We would definitely recommend to anyone.
Posted by Paul | March 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Curious as kind
Attorney Sullivan and his team of experienced staff above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I was taken care of not only during but after my case was finished to assure that I was properly cared for, Thanks again and I recommend anyone who needs a good attorney who will do the job right
Posted by Eileen | April 18, 2015
Mr. Sullivan is a GREAT attorney !
Mr. Sullivan was my attorney for my disability claim in 2008-09 I had been turned down since 2004. I received my claim award in 2009 and could not believe What I was awarded with the medical which,was so important. A great caring attorney whom I would recommend to anyone with great pride. Not all cases are alike .
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2015
Experience Counts!
Mike is an experienced and caring lawyer who knows his way around the Social Security system. He is a creative thinker and fights until the bitter end for his clients. He is not kidding when he says that he represents the hard working. He treats his clients with the dignity and respect they deserve. If you need help with Social Security, Mike Sullivan is the man you want to see!
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Posted by Christina | February 28, 2011
Mr. Sullivan is AMAZING!
I was referred to Mr. Sullivan by family. When I first met him I knew that I was in good hands. He has a special way of keeping you calm and prepared at the same time. My case was not of the norm but Mr. Sullivan did not let that stop him. During my hearing I was so nervous and had anxiety running through my veins but Mr. Sullivan was calm and knew just the right things to say and ask. You can see the experience in his work. He has such a nice and warm team and they are their for you. Thank you so very much Mr. Sullivan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Lynn | August 3, 2010
Disability claim
great to work with. understanding. researched and put my case in order with documents from all my doctors. when we got in front of the judge, Mr. Sullivan was prepared.
Posted by Charles | August 2, 2010
Thank you Mike!
Although I knew that, after having worked steadily for 40 years, I was disabled and no longer physically able to work due to severe neck and back pain and jumped through every hoop which Social Security had me do including traveling to Chicago to visit the Chief Neurosurgeopn at Loyola Medical Center who advised that I have multiple spinal fusions as well as placing three(03) steel plates in my neck since, because of my neck my left arm and hand had become paralyized and only after months of electric and physical therapy was I able to regain about 90% use, I nonetheless was turned down when I applied for disability. I therefore called Micahel Sullivan who came to my home very promtly, gathered the information he needed and he and his office wasted no time in appealing my case. Not long thereafter I received a letter from Social Security advising me that I had won my case! My wife and I would have been quite finacially strapped had we not had Micahel's help and I again would like to thank him and the people in his office for obtaining for me Social Security Disability in such a timely manner.
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Posted by Awanda | July 31, 2010
The man who can answer all your questions!
Mr. Sullivan kept me up to date on my case . He stayed very calm during the my court hearing which helped me. I have recommend Michael to a few people and if he could not help them he would refer them to who could.
Posted by Herbert | July 21, 2010
Michael is an excellent lawyer!
I would readily recommend Michael Sullivan as an attorney. I felt that Michael was incredibly helpful in resolving my Workers' Compensation case. He kept me very informed and I felt confident in his abilities as my attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 15%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Sullivan & Associates, PA
  • 1995 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Michael E. Seelie
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender 4th Circut
  • 1991 - 1994

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Confidential Client Vs. SSA

Associations

  • Clay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • NOSSCR
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice for Social Security Disability
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice for Workers' Compensation
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice for Workers' Compensation
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice for Social Security Disability
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Cutting Through the Red Tape
  • Top Ten Things All Florida Social Security Disability Applicants Should Know
  • 2010
  • How Florida Workers' Compensation Works
  • 5 Things Every Injured Worker Needs to Know
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Disability Basics
  • Q & A Social Security Disability Basics
  • 2012
  • Social Security Disability Basics
  • Q & A Social Security Disability Basics
  • 2012
  • Social Security Disability Basics
  • Q & A Social Security Disability Basics
  • 2012
  • Law Review: Social Security Disability Basics
  • Social Security Disability Basics
  • 2012
  • Law Review: Social Security Disability Basics
  • Social Security Disability Basics
  • 2011
  • Law Review: Social Security Disability Basics
  • Social Security Disability Basics
  • 2011
  • Advocate for Success -Radio Show
  • Social Security Disability Claims
  • 2010
  • Advocate for Success -Radio Show
  • The Ins and Outs of Workers' Compensation
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (13)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have sent Mr. Sullivan many clients and every single one of them have been extremely happy. Mike is able to take complicated legal matters and make them simple for his clients to understand."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Micheal Sullivan is exceptionally talented, tireless, caring and dedicated advocate for disabled persons appealing the denial of their social security claims."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sullivan is highly knowledgeable about Social Security and Workers Compensation law. I met Mr. Sullivan at a seminar I attended titled, “Social Security Disability Bootcamp” on February 19, 2013. The attendees were mostly legal staff and attorneys and Mr. Sullivan was able to answer questions and give insight into many questionable areas of Social Security law. Mr. Sullivan also discussed how Workers’ Compensation benefits could affect Social Security benefits and I was highly impressed with his knowledge and understanding of how both benefits affect one other. I endorse this lawyer!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike is a great advocate for his clients, and works tirelessly on their behalf. I would not hesitate to send a family member to him, as I know he would do his absolute best to help them."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great lawyer and an even better person. I have had the privlege of knowing Mike since the start of my legal career. He has been a great resource and friend. I have referred many of my clients to Mike for help with their social security and worker's compensation claims, and he has always exceeded expectations. Mike is a great asset to the North Florida legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Mr. Sullivan for over 20 years. I have referred him all of my social security disability and workers' compensation cases during our association. Mr. Sullivan has always done an excellent job for the clients that I have referred to him. Many times the clients will call me after Mr. Sullivan has resolved their case and thank me again personally for referring them to him. He is without a doubt an excellent social security attorney and he has earned my respect and admiration. Personal Injury Attorney, Chris Johns"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. A great lawyer, and person as well. Mike is one of the most diligent attorneys I know."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have sent several clients to him and they have been very pleased. He is able to take complex legal issues and explain them to his clients. I would highly recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred many clients to Mike and he has always done an excellent job for them. I always feel that I am sending my clients to a very competent lawyer when I send them to his firm."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an attorney who goes out of his way to accomplish the best outcome for his clients. I have referred several clients to him and all have been happy with his work. I highly endorse Mike Sullivan."
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