Ed Sullivan is a labor and employment trial lawyer. Based out of Houston, he is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a frequent commentator on employment law issues in the Houston Chronicle.
Ed has proven positive trial results in both state and federal court. He has handled numerous single and multi-Plaintiff cases for both employers and employees all the way through a trial and beyond, including discrimination and retaliation whistleblower cases, as well as a large (and rare) trial for unpaid overtime brought by eight Plaintiffs. He obtained one of the largest verdicts ever recorded in a retaliation trial in the Southern District of Texas. He routinely handles race discrimination, race retaliation, sex discrimination, sex harassment, age discrimination, age harassment, disability discrimination (ADA), disability (reasonable accommodation), whistelblower, FLSA (unpaid overtime and minimum wage), collective actions, and many other employment law cases.
Ed has many professional accolades. In 2015, the publication The Best Lawyers In America recognized him for Employment Law-Management. In 2012 and continuing through the present, he is recognized as a "Super Lawyer," a Thompson Reuters Service printed in Texas Monthly. In 2013, the same publication recognized him as a "Top 100 Houston Super Lawyer" and in 2015, recognized him as an elite "Top 100 Texas Super Lawyer" and a "Top 100 Houston Super Lawyer."
Ed was born in Alice, Texas. He went to high school in San Antonio, graduating second in his class from Antonian College Preparatory in 1989. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin. In 1992, he graduated ahead of schedule from UT, earning enough credits to satisfy a double major in Government and History with a minor in English. After college, he moved to Washington D.C. to work for U.S. Congressman Dick Armey as a Legislative Analyst. He decided, however, that he wanted to make his life in Texas. He then attended and graduated from the University of Houston Law Center. Upon his graduation in 1997, he was admitted into the Order of the Barristers.
After graduation, Ed joined the Texas Attorney General's office in Austin, and represented the State of Texas before every federal district judge in the state. He also handled numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He returned to Houston in 2000 to work for The Honorable Marcia Crone, who currently serves as a United States District Judge in Beaumont, Texas. In 2002, he joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of the largest and most respected labor and employment law firms in the United States, where he represented major companies in a wide range of employment-related disputes. In 2005, the firm named him a partner. At the time of his promotion, he was the youngest partner in the 600+ attorney firm. Ed left Seyfarth Shaw LLP in June 2010 to pursue a vision he shares with his partner Mark Oberti: To build and run a law firm that sets the standard for excellence in labor and employment law.
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Last Updated: 1/25/2017