James F. Sullivan

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Torrington, Connecticut

Logan Vance Sullivan & Kores LLP
James F. Sullivan
Logan Vance Sullivan & Kores LLP

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Professional Liability; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1992

Education: University of Connecticut School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

Logan Vance Sullivan & Kores LLP

733 East Main Street 3A
Torrington, CT 06790 Visit website


A highly regarded attorney, James F. Sullivan, is a partner at Logan Vance Sullivan & Kores LLP in Torrington, Connecticut. He boasts a diverse and extensive litigation portfolio, encompassing legal, medical, architectural and engineering malpractice, as well as automobile negligence, premises liability, product liability, class actions, drugs and medical devices, business litigation and torts, employment law, fair debt collection, cases involving government entities like school boards and bullying cases against private schools.

Mr. Sullivan also comprehensively understands First Amendment and defamation cases, successfully navigating intricate legal matters. He has a remarkable track record of handling class actions on both the plaintiff and defendant sides, with numerous cases brought to verdict or judgment in state and federal courts. Additionally, he has presented compelling arguments before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts.

Recognized as an authority in legal ethics, Mr. Sullivan is highly sought-after as an expert in this field. He regularly represents fellow attorneys facing disciplinary matters before the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee and various judges. Leveraging his wealth of trial experience, he shares his knowledge through seminars on trial practice and serves as a distinguished speaker, conducting presentations on Professional Responsibility for the Connecticut Bar Association and Hartford County Bar Association.

In 1992, Mr. Sullivan earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. During law school, he was editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Law Review. After completing his legal education, he commenced his professional journey as a law clerk for Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Callahan, subsequently transitioning to private practice. Licensed in Connecticut since 1992, he gained admission to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before embarking on his legal studies, Mr. Sullivan achieved a B.A. from Boston College in 1986 and an M.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1989, establishing a robust groundwork for his accomplished legal career. He holds membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates and has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell . Furthermore, he serves as a co-author of "Connecticut Legal Ethics and Malpractice," a pioneering publication now in its third edition.

A former president of the Hartford County Bar Association, Mr. Sullivan is an active associate of various legal associations, including the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Hartford County Bar Association and the Litchfield County Bar Association. He also functions as the vice-chair of the Judicial Selection Committee.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Defense, Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Assault, Brain Injury, Class Actions, Construction Accident, Employment Discrimination, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Legal Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Professional Malpractice - Other, Retaliation, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 30% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Professional Liability: Defense
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1992, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.torringtonlaw.com/attorney/sullivan-james-f/

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $200,000 judgment for a client in a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress
Educational Background:
  • Boston College, B.A. - 1986
  • University of Connecticut, M.A. - 1989
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Past Member of Common Council, City of New Britain
  • The of Board of Advisors for the Downtown YMCA of Greater Hartford
  • Past President, Parish Council, St. Thomas the Apostle Church
  • Board of Editors, Connecticut Bar Journal
  • Board of Editors, Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Past Board Member, Hartford Marathon Foundation
  • Past President, University of Connecticut School of Law Alumni Association
  • Past Chairman of Ethics Commission, City of New Britain
  • Past Chair of Claims Commission, City of New Britain
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court  
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy    
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • New Britain Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Past President
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Board of Directors and Co-Chair of Litigation Section of the Hartford County Bar Association
  • Book Award in Real Property, Law School, 1992
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Super Lawyer
  • AV rating, Martindale Hubbell
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Ten Most Wanted: Keys to Admitting and Excluding Evidence Ethics in Worker's Compensation Complying with the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct: Avoiding Discipline and Malpractice, Speaker, Hartford County Bar and Conn. Trial Lawyers and Conn. Bar. Assoc., 2015
  • Authored a chapter on Connecticut Tort Law in Morton E. Daller's "Tort Law Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium," and authored a chapter on Connecticut Product Liability Law in Daler's "Product Liability Desk Reference."
  • Co-authored "Connecticut Legal Ethics and Malpractice" the first, and only, such treatise of its kind in Connecticut, which has been subsequently republished in four editions (the last being released in 2022)
Industry Groups:
  • Association Of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

Office location for James F. Sullivan

733 East Main Street 3A
Torrington, CT 06790

Phone: 860-733-6504


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

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