Born in 1970, the first child of his then 18 year old mother and 19 year old father who was fighting for our country in Vietnam at the time, Attorney Sullivan was raised in a lower middle class household on the South Shore. In a dilapidated old house frequently without heat in the winter or any form of air conditioning in the summer, with no shower and nothing but an old claw foot bath tub that only rarely provided any hot water, Attorney Sullivan and his five younger brothers and sisters did have not have many of today’s modern conveniences growing up. However, what they lacked in tangible luxuries was more than made up for by having a tight knit and loving family that was very well known for always doing whatever they could to help others in the community.
The Sullivan home was always open to those in need, with countless community youths suffering domestic issues with their own families frequently staying at the house, often for several years at a time. This was not a state-managed or supervised foster care arrangement, nor did the Sullivan family ever receive any form of government benefits. Simply a poor, but hard working, family finding a way to do what they could to help others in the community even when they often could not even help themselves. Attorney Sullivan credits his gift for empathy, for truly understanding the struggle of those in need, on his early formative years with his family and community on the South Shore.
After graduating high school, Attorney Sullivan, like his father and both grandfathers before him, joined the military in order to help pay his way through college. After a decorated tour of duty in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, Attorney Sullivan finished his undergraduate studies as a Social Work major at Bridgewater State University where he graduated in the top 20% of his class. Soon realizing that he could only accomplish so much helping others as a Licensed Social Worker, Attorney Sullivan decided to apply to Law School. He was one of only 230 people, from a pool of 3,400 applicants, to be admitted to the New England School of Law in Boston. Attorney Sullivan worked full time as a Corrections Officer and later as a Licensed Social Worker throughout both his undergraduate studies and during Law School. Nevertheless he managed to finish his first year of law school within the top ten students of his class, earning him an editorial position on the prestigious New England Law Review, and he graduated Cum Laude, earning recognition as a New England Scholar, in 1998.
Attorney Sullivan then spent the first five years of his legal career at one of the largest and well known personal injury law firms in Boston. He spent these earlier years learning from some of Boston’s most seasoned and well known litigation attorneys before branching out on his own and founding the Law Offices of Christopher Sullivan, P.C., in 2003. Initially a law firm of one, the Law Offices of Christopher Sullivan, P.C., has since grown into a seven person dedicated, and highly experienced, litigation team. Every member of the litigation team has over 20 years of experience handling complex, and often catastrophic, personal injury claims. They are becoming known as one of the most distinguished, and accomplished, law firms in Downtown Boston. They do not engage in mass television or radio marketing campaigns to obtain their business, and their clients are not handed off to an inexperienced associate after hiring the firm. The firm’s client base is made up in large part from referrals by prior happy clients as well as from dozens of other local attorneys who trust Attorney Sullivan and his team of highly experienced litigators to successfully resolve some of their more complicated or heavily defended injury claims. They are consistently finding ways to successfully resolve cases that many other lawyers have either been unable to resolve or simply don’t have the adequate resources to litigate. In this sense Attorney Sullivan has become known by many as your local law firm’s lawyer.
Attorney Sullivan’s ideology and motivation behind the Law Offices of Christopher Sullivan. P.C. has always been, and still is, to provide highly aggressive representation to those injured and in need of legal assistance due to no fault of their own. A firm consisting of highly experienced attorneys who know what needs to be done to obtain the maximum possible result in every case. A firm that understands, truly cares, and where every client leaves happy.