ATTORNEY-CLIENT MALPRACTICE AND FEE DISPUTES
Most recently, Mr. Sullivan defended a client whena former attorney sued for nearly $400,000 in fees. The case went to trial The attorney was awarded less than 20% of the $400,000.
Mr. Sullivan obtained the highest ever Slip and Fall Verdict at the time in San Mateo County history – $473,000. This was for was nearly ten times the medical bills of $47,000, and where the plaintiff had not had surgery.
Mr. Sullivan obtained a settlement of over $300,000 for a mother whose child drowned at a swimming pool. The swimming facility was not properly fenced. The operators of the facility knew or should have known there were well worn pathways leading to the holes in the fence, effectively making the swimming area unfenced. Witness testimony was discovered that the lifeguards were not watching the children, which resulted in the needless and tragic death of a young child.
Mr. Sullivan also handles other complex civil litigation, personal injury, real estate, construction, and commercial litigation.