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R. Michael Sullivan

Employment and labor Attorney at Owensboro, KY

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1991
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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    I counsel employers on numerous employment issues, including discharge of employees, discrimination claims, ADA and FMLA issues, non-compete covenants, policy questions and other issues that arise every day with employees.

    30 years

  2. Litigation
    I have represented plaintiffs and defendants, both businesses and individuals, in both state and federal court, in civil cases of all types, including commercial or business litigation, employment, personal injury, wrongful death, and real estate disputes.

    30 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    I have represented businesses and individuals in drafting contracts involved the sale or lease of real estate, manufactured products, and other personal property, as well as leases and other commercial agreements. I have also represented businesses and individuals in disputes over contract issues.

    30 years

  4. Personal injury
    I have represented individuals in Owensboro and the surrounding counties in personal injury lawsuits arising from auto accidents, slip and falls, and other serious accidents. This is an advertisement. Client is responsible for expenses associated with case.

    30 years

I was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky, and after I graduated from law school, I returned to Owensboro in 1991 to practice law.  During the last 25 years, I have represented businesses and individuals in numerous civil matters, including personal injury and wrongful death cases, employment matters, business and commercial matters, real estate, estate, litigation and other issues.

I also believe in giving back to my community and the legal profession.  I am active in my church and currently serve as legal counsel to the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation and other worthy causes.  I also served as President of the Kentucky Bar Association in 2016-2017.

I spend my free time with my family, whether it is going to the kids' sporting events or working in the yard or around the house.  I also enjoy Notre Dame football in the fall and University of Kentucky basketball in the winter.


R. Michael Sullivan
100 Saint Ann Street
Owensboro, KY, 42303


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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Sullivan, Mountjoy, Stainback & Miller, PSC
  • 1991 - Present


  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Combs v. Kentucky Wesleyan College, 2008 WL 145253 (W.D.Ky. 2008)
  • Trial court entered judgment in favor of retired professors restoring their health insurance benefits.
  • Sutton v. Hopkins County, 2007 WL 119856 (W.D.Ky. 2007)
  • Obtained summary judgment from trial court dismissing claims of inmates transferred from other jails.
  • Davis v. Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus of Missouri, Inc., 116 Fed.Appx. 555 (6th Cir. 2004)
  • The decision for the client was affirmed on appeal.
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  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • President
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Civil Litigation: Defense
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Pro-Bono Service Award
  • Western Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Kentucky Law Update
  • KBA Update
  • 2017
  • Kentucky Law Update
  • KBA Update
  • 2016
  • Tri-State Payroll Associates Monthly Meeting
  • Proposed Changes to Overtime Regulations
  • 2015
  • Owensboro Rotary Club
  • Employment Law Presentation
  • 2015
  • Kentucky Law Update
  • KBA Update
  • 2015
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Owensboro Employment and labor Lawyer R. Michael Sullivan
R. Michael Sullivan
Employment and labor Attorney
Owensboro, KY
Licensed for 32 years