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Robert C. Sullivan

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Kansas City, MO

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Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    25%
    When you buy something you assume it is safe and has been designed and manufactured to be safe when put to use. Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products injure and kill thousands of people every year. Many dangerous products are made by large corporations who put their profits over the safety of their customers. I have spent most of my career holding these companies accountable for injuries to consumers.

    22 years, 75 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Representing clients across the nation, from Florida to Minnesota, from Maryland to California, the firm’s lawyers have relentlessly pursued and held defendants accountable when their products or actions have injured or killed. Most recently the SMC attorneys obtained a $7,000,000 verdict for the family of an Arkansas man killed in a tractor-trailer accident.

    22 years, 75 cases

  3. Transportation
    25%
    Railroad crossing accidents continue to occur with alarming frequency. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, in 2008 alone there were 2,398 reported collisions between trains and motor vehicles in the United States. Tragically, the train wrecks are often fatal and preventable. My firm holds these companies accountable when drivers or pedestrians are injured or killed.

    22 years, 25 cases

  4. Trucking accident
    25%
    When an “18-wheeler,” semi-truck or other large truck is involved in a crash with another motor vehicle, the results are often catastrophic. According to data collected by the United States government, large semi-trucks and buses were involved in 137,181 crashes in 2008. In fact, there are more than fifteen (15) crashes every hour on our nation’s highways involving large trucks. My firm holds these companies accountable when drivers are injured or killed.

    22 years, 10 cases

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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Licensed for 22 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/05/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 01/01/2023
State KS
Status Suspended
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/08/2022

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

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Sullivan Law, LLC
1600 Baltimore Avenue.
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO, 64108

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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Sullivan Law LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Sullivan, Morgan & Chronic LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Langdon & Emison
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Polsinelli Shughart, PC
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Bilenky v. Ryobi LTD
  • $2,500,000 Verdict
  • Black v. Brunswick Corp. et al
  • $15,000,000 Verdict
  • Reagan v. Dunaway Timber, et al
  • $7,000,000 Verdict
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Associations

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Chair - Railroad Section
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • State Advisory Board Member
  • 2009 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Missouri Kansas SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Missouri Kansas SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Missouri Kansas SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Missouri Kansas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Missouri Kansas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2006
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • 2000
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Publications

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Personal injury Attorney | May 28
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"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 22
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"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
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Personal injury Attorney | Nov 14
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 09
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"Rob, is a great guy and an even better lawyer. He is totally committed to his clients and always goes all out for them. I am proud to call him a friend and I definitely recommend him for any litigation matter."
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Kansas City Defective and dangerous products Lawyer Robert C. Sullivan
Robert C. Sullivan
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 22 years