Patrick Ryan Dunn Sullivan is an experienced lawyer who is capable and prepared to handle your complex legal needs. He was raised in Belleville, Illinois. He is a graduate of Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Althoff Catholic High School. In 2005, Patrick earned degrees from Southeast Missouri State University in Pure Mathematics (B.S.) and Anthropology & Foreign Languages (B.A.). He is proficient in Spanish, French, and Korean. In 2012, he graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he served on the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association and the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society.
Patrick began his career as an Assistant Public Defender in St. Clair County, Illinois, where he served for 6 years as the office’s first Director of Litigation. During that time he was lead counsel in dozens of jury trials. The vast majority of those trials involved an acquittal on at least the highest count, if not a full exoneration of all charges. Since then he has tried numerous civil and criminal trials, and been enlisted as a jury selection consultant in trials throughout the United States.
In 2014, Patrick received the Outstanding Young Attorney Award from the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. According to the IACDL’s website, Patrick is “completely dedicated to his clients and the cause of Criminal Defense. His zeal and determination exemplify the best of our profession.”
In 2017, he took a one-year sabbatical from the Public Defender’s office to serve as a clerk in the Illinois 5th District Appellate Court chambers of current candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court, the Honorable Judy L. Cates.
Patrick proudly joined Pratt & Tobin’s litigation team in 2019. His practice focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury, Federal Employers Liability Act (F.E.L.A.) litigation, contract law, and criminal defense. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, and the Southern District of Illinois. He has garnered dozens of acquitals and several multi-million dollar verdicts during his career.
He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Saint Clair County Bar Association, the Madison County Bar Association, and the East Saint Louis Bar Association. In addition to his law practice, Patrick volunteers as a precinct committeeman, and has served as a member of numerous Executive Boards of Directors including the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Belleville Police Pension Board, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
He married above his station in life and has 2 beautiful children.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2019||05/11/2021|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2012||06/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Young Attorney||Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2014|
|Associate Attorney||Pratt & Tobin, P.C.||2019 - Present|
|Clerk||Illinois 5th District Appellate Court||2017 - 2018|
|Director of Litigation||Saint Clair County Public Defender's Office||2012 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Belleville Police Pension Board||Trustee||2018 - Present|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2016 - Present|
|Des Moines Register||Iowa jury awards more than $1 million to railroad worker injured on the job||2020|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||Juris Doctor||2012|
|Solo and Small Law Firm Career Panel||General Practice||2020|
|Eddie Curl v. BNSF||$1,290,000 jury verdict for the Plaintiff|
Posted by Jessica
Wed May 27 2020