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Paul M. Sullivan, Jr.

Paul M. Sullivan, Jr. was born on September 30, 1943, in Boston. He graduated from B.C. High and upon graduation, entered the seminary of the Jesuit order. He graduated from Boston College and soon moved to Germany, where he obtained a degree in philosophy. 

Upon his return to the US, Mr. Sullivan married his wife Linda. He then obtained his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and moved to Florida, where he has practiced law since 1976.

As a sole-practitioner, Mr. Sullivan has focused on ERISA claimants exclusively since 1987. He does not represent insurance companies or employers. 


Bar Admissions

• Florida, 1976
• US District Court Southern District of Florida, 1977
• US District Court Middle District of Florida, 1993
• US Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1997
• US Supreme Court, 1997

Education

• J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1976
• Licentiate in Philosophy, Philosophische Fakultaet Berchmanskolleg, Pullach b. Muenchen, Germany, 1968
• A.B., Boston College, 1967

Published Works

A Project Doomed to Failure, The End of an Era for ERISA Preemption – The Checkoff, a publication of The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section, June, 1997
Are We There Yet? Removal Jurisdiction in ERISA Cases – The Palm Beach County Bar Bulletin, January, 1998
Out of the Labyrinth and Into the Light? Remand in ERISA Benefits Cases – The Palm Beach County Bar Bulletin, January, 1998

Classes & Seminars Taught

• "The Latest Case Law On ERISA Preemption" – American Conference Institute, Litigating Disability Insurance Claims Conference; Boston, Massachusetts, 2004
• "ERISA Preemption" – American Conference Institute, Litigating Disability Insurance Claims Conference; Boston, Massachusetts, 2003
• "Introduction to ERISA Benefit Claims" – Palm Beach County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee; West Palm Beach, Florida, 1998
• "Claims for Group Disability, Health & Life Insurance Benefits under ERISA-Covered Employee Welfare Benefit Plans" – Lorman Education Services, Florida Insurance Law; West Palm Beach, Florida, 1998
• "ERISA's Anti-Discrimination Provision" – Palm Beach County Bar Association, Wrongful Discharge Seminar; West Palm Beach, Florida, 1998
• "ERISA Introduction & Overview" – In-House Law Firm Presentation; West Palm Beach, Florida, 1998

Professional Associations & Memberships

• The Florida Bar
• Federal Bar Association – Palm Beach County Chapter, 2005 President
• Federal Bar Association – Palm Beach County Chapter, 2004 Treasurer
• Federal Bar Association – Palm Beach County Chapter, 2003 National Delegate
• Palm Beach County Bar Association

Languages

• German • French