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Catherine M. Sullivan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Catherine

Learn Catherine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%
    Divorce, child custody, parenting time, child support, paternity, prenuptial agreements.

    36 years

  2. Litigation
    30%

    36 years

Location

Wheeler Upham, PC
Calder Plaza Building
250 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Bryan Burgess | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
Ms. Sullivan represented me in my recent divorce and was amazing. She was very knowledgeable, prompt, and took the time to explain steps/action rather that just say "Trust me". In my particular case, she had to keep pressure on opposing council to complete tasks and complete them correctly!! She was extremely thorough.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Superb
I was having difficulty with a previous lawyer and decided a change was needed, after all that turmoil I was discouraged but Cathy was attentive to my needs and kept the communication lines open. I would highly recommend her 5 stars!! oh and my case is all done and ended just the way it was supposed to.
Posted by Maureen | September 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
I have never experienced more prompt, professional and caring legal help than I did with Catherine Sullivan. I was also surprised that her fees were so reasonable, and she did not bill me with added hours/expenses. My ex husband contested a FOC child support judgement, and not only did Catherine work with me to determine that my employer had made a mistake on my wage verification, she also went a step further regarding medical care- something no other attorney cared to mention. I HIGHLY recommend Catherine Sullivan. I was treated with compassion and respect and achieved a positive outcome.
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Posted by Nicole | March 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Made everything easy
Catherine helped me finish my divorce quickly and went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and keep me updated on what was happening. I've already recommended her to friends
Posted by Scott | March 1, 2013
Great attorney
Catherine was very well prepared for my case. I would recommend her to anyone. She is completely a professional attorney. I am very happy that I found her.
Posted by Joan | February 5, 2013
Property Settlement Case
Catherine Sullivan "kept the ball rolling" in handling my legal matter. I feel she was very efficient overall. She is professional, yet pleasant to talk to. Very happy with the results.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2011
Excellent Attorney- Ultimate Professional
I hired Cathy Sullivan as my attorney upon the recommendation of a friend who promised me that she would represent me will class and loyality. Cathy walked me through the divorice process and made sure that I was aware of each step. She made sure I was comfortable with the process and fought very hard to protect my rights. Cathy always kept me informed and suggested strategies that were honest, ethical and above all else affective. My best interest was kept in mind legally and financially, her billing was very fair and her advice was practical and effective. We had outstanding results . She is truely a professional. John Agnello
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Posted by Jan | March 11, 2010
Excellent lawyer from my personal experience!
I needed Ms. Sullivan for a divorce 8 years ago. She was professional, attentive and very knowledgeable regarding all matters. One need I had was for an "EDRO" and she contacted an expert in that field to prepare. My divorce went smoothly and orderly. She was always prepared and competent. This past year, I needed her services again, relating to the EDRO, and once again Ms. Sullivan handled everything to my satisfaction. Her manner in the courtroom was excellent. I felt I could confide in her, and her demeanor had a calming effect -- over a life situation no one wishes to be in. I have recommended her to a friend, as well in the past, and would do so again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wheeler Upham, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney, Of Counsel
  • Schenk, Boncher & Rypma, PC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Catherine M Sullivan, PLC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Schenk, Boncher & Rypma, PC
  • 1989 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Sawyer & Thieme
  • 1987 - 1989
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Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Aquinas College
  • BSBA cum laude
  • 1984

Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Attorney in good standing
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Michgian
  • Attorney in good standing
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Attorney in good standing
  • 1987 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Attorney in good standing
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Michigan for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Michigan for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Michigan for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Michigan for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Michigan for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Cert. of Appreciation, 8 Yrs. of Service, Brd. of Zoning Appeals
  • City of Grand Rapids
  • 2005
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • 1986
  • Burton Maddock Memorial Scholarship
  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
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Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When a dear friend of my family was in need a divorce lawyer, and I did not want to be involved because of our personal relationship, I referred her to Catherine. I knew from past cases in which she had been my opposing counsel, that my friend would be well represented."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Catherine and I have battled several cases together over our years of practice and I have always found her to be prepared and diligent. She is a tenacious advocate for her clients and yet is able to resolve issues without unnecessary expenditure of time. In addition, I have always found Catherine to be accessible and responsive to telephone calls etc... If you are seeking an attorney who knows what they are doing and cares about her clients you should contact Catherine."
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Grand Rapids Divorce and separation Lawyer Catherine M. Sullivan
Catherine M. Sullivan
Divorce and separation Attorney
Grand Rapids, MI
Licensed for 36 years
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