Rob Sullivan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Sullivan Law LLC
 | 1600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 800-487-8066
Fax: 816-817-1962
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

After seven years at one of the Nation’s top product liability and personal injury law firms, the last two years as a partner, Rob opened his own law firm in 2009, eventually renamed Sullivan Law LLC in 2013. 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 and automotive negligence. Rob's practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families and is primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families. Rob was counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle; at the time, the highest personal injury award ever in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Rob obtained a seven-figure verdict against Ryder Truck Rental that was listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri. Rob also represented a family that was awarded a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011, one of the highest wrongful death awards ever in that venue. Rob obtained another record verdict when his client was awarded a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiff's verdict in Missouri for 2014 and the highest personal injury verdict ever awarded in that venue. In 2015 Rob obtained another record verdict with a $2.5 million award against Ryobi in a wrongful death case involving a lawnmower explosion in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a notoriously difficult venue for injury cases. In 2016, in Kansas City, Rob obtained a verdict against CrossFit Inc., becoming the first attorney ever to secure a verdict holding the international CrossFit Inc. responsible for injuries to a participant at one its 15,000+ worldwide affiliates. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving for over ten years, and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. 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 currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Vermont and Illinois.

 
Practice Areas

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%)
Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)

Personal Injury - Products (50%): Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (50%): Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018

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About Rob Sullivan

Admitted: 2000, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.sullivantrial.com/profile/

Honors/Awards:

  • Order of the Coif, 2000
  • Top 20 Personal Injury Verdicts, Missouri Lawyers Awards, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2006
  • ATLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2007-Present, 2007
  • Attorney securing largest reported plaintiff verdict/judgment. , Missouri Lawyers Awards 2015, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Missouri, 2000
  • Kansas, 2001
  • Arkansas, 2009
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Board of Governors, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys 2005-2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Evidence Defense Counsel Fears Most: The Importance of OSI Evidence in Products Liability Cases, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2002
  • Practical Evidence for Litigators, Missouri Bar
  • Recognizing Auto Products Liability Cases, Missouri Bar
  • Crash Course on Crashworthiness, UMKC School of Law

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Martin v. Ford - $17,000,000 Verdict, 2005
  • Lewis v. Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad - $3,250,000 Settlement, 2006
  • Cravens v. Ryder - $1,400,000 Verdict, 2006
  • Reagan v. Dunaway Timber Company, Inc. - $7,000,000 Verdict, 2011
  • Black v. Leisure Hotels LLC, et al. - $15,000,000.00 Verdict, 2014
  • Bilenky v. Ryobi Ltd. - $2,500,000 Verdict, 2015
  • Barrish v. CrossFit Inc. - First verdict ever obtained against the international company CrossFit Inc. for injuries to a participant at one of the 15,000+ worldwide affiliates., 2016

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, B.A. Economics, 1990
  • Loyola Law School, 1997
  • University of Kansas, J.D., 2000
Office Location for Rob Sullivan

1600 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 800-487-8066

Fax: 816-817-1962

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Last Updated: 1/3/2019

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