Over 150 combined years of litigation experience

Christopher John Sullivan, Esquire

Christopher John Sullivan

  • Manager, LLC


Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury


Mr. Sullivan is an experienced civil litigation attorney who has tried more than one hundred civil jury cases to conclusion. His insurance defense practice has led him to defend policy holders in state, federal and arbitration forums in a variety of negligence, breach of contract, and intentional tort civil actions. He has defended municipalities, town officials and school departments.

Mr. Sullivan has represented insurers in subrogation, consumer protection, M.G.L. c. 93A/c. 176D bad faith litigation and workers' compensation cases. He has researched, analyzed and drafted opinions to insurers on policy interpretation, statutory interpretation and contribution/indemnification/subrogation issues.

Mr. Sullivan has staffed, organized and run in-house seminars for insurance carriers and self-insureds on claims investigation, witness statements and their utilization in trial preparation by defense counsel. He has conducted and prepared seminar publications including An Overview of Massachusetts Product Liability Law, An Overview of Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Law - Summary of Law and Strategy and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Claims Handbook.

His litigation practice includes construction contract, mechanics liens and other real estate matters. He has represented condominium associations, subcontractors and homeowners in zoning, design and construction disputes.


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1997

Professional Associations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Adjusters Roundtable of Boston

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Portsmouth Abbey School, Parent Annual Fund Chair
  • Portsmouth Abbey School, Class Reunion and Annual Fund Agent
  • Law Day Planning Committee for Lawyers in the Classroom
  • Co Founder of Citizens Alliance for Responsible Development, Melrose MA
  • Saint Mary’s of the Annunciation Parish Council
  • Melrose Youth Hockey
  • Incarnation Youth Baseball League

Past Positions

  • Sullivan and Collins, LLC, Principal, 2008 to 2013
  • Davis, White & Sullivan, LLC, Principal, 1997 to 2008
  • Davis & White, P.C., Associate, 1996 to 1997
  • Law Office of Lawrence F. McAuliffe (In-House Counsel with Sentry/Middlesex Insurance Company), Senior Trial Attorney, 1991 to 1995
  • Law Office of Lawrence F. McAuliffe (In-House Counsel with Sentry/Middlesex Insurance Company), Trial Attorney, 1989 to 1991
  • Law Office of Lawrence F. McAuliffe (In-House Counsel with Sentry/Middlesex Insurance Company), Associate, 1988 to 1989
  • Davis & Gordon, P.C., Associate, 1987 to 1988