Patrick J. Sullivan

Patrick’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on the representation of various insurance companies, third party administrators, and risk retention groups with regard to insurance coverage issues and bad faith claims.  This has included issues of coverage related to major construction accidents, other bodily injury claims, construction defects, products liability, auto liability, pollution liability, employer’s liability, various forms of hospital, professional, managed care, and medical practitioner liability, business torts, and defamation claims.


  • University of Iowa, JD, 1989; cum laude, Associate Note and Comment Editor, Iowa Law Review
  • Northern Illinois University, BA, 1986; cum laude


  • New York
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Courts: Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York

Professional Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association


  • Bootstrapping of Hearsay Under Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d)(2)(E): Further Erosion of the Coconspirator Exemption, 74 Iowa L. Rev. 467 (1989)