Joseph P. Sullivan

Joseph P. Sullivan


Office: IL – Chicago
T: 312.781.6559 F: 312.781.6630


Joe has extensive experience litigating product liability, transportation, asbestos, construction defect, professional liability and employment liability matters. He has been involved in the defense of a wide variety of toxic tort cases for 20 years, including single plaintiff and multi-plaintiff claims. He has taken cases to trial in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas and Michigan successfully defending his clients.


  • Defended catastrophic injury case involving double amputation from paper recycling baler
  • Litigated wrongful death case resulting from improper maintenance on a street cleaning truck
  • Defeated breach of warranty action involving fires on two tractor trailers
  • Represented insurance broker on negligent failure to bind allegations in personal injury matter
  • Defended case of electrocution with resulting amputation from contact with a utility line while using a rental lift
  • Obtained defense verdict in consolidated asbestos case involving five plaintiffs in one of the first asbestos cases tried in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  • Won directed defense verdict against first plaintiff in consolidated two-plaintiff case in Philadelphia, and, after two weeks of trial, a defense verdict against the remaining plaintiff
  • Successfully argued a motion to bar the plaintiff’s medical expert testimony in regards to client in Illinois mesothelioma case, resulting in dismissal due to lack of causation evidence
  • In Re: TMJ Implants Products Liability Litigation, 97 F. 3d 1050 
    • Successfully represent clients in appeal to the Eighth Circuit in product liability matter regarding a medical device; the court upheld the doctrine that an entity supplying a non-defective raw material or a non-defective component part is not strictly liable for defects in the final product over which it had no control