Daniel L. Sullivan draws upon an exceptional range of legal experience when advising and representing his clients in civil litigation matters. He has litigated cases in Federal Court and in over a dozen Pennsylvania counties, as well as practiced in mediations, arbitrations and administrative proceedings. He is also an experienced appellate attorney and has handled cases in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court, Superior Court and Supreme Court, as well as in the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
For almost thirty-five years, Mr. Sullivan has provided litigation counsel and services to individuals, businesses and government entities throughout Central Pennsylvania. In his earlier practice he worked extensively in insurance defense cases, with an emphasis in medical malpractice defense. Throughout his career he has also represented personal injury plaintiﬀs in automobile accidents and general negligence claims. More recently, his practice has focused on sophisticated commercial disputes involving commercial transactions, employment contracts and covenants, and corporate and partnership organizational and control issues. Mr. Sullivan also devotes a significant portion of his current practice to representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in issues arising from the administration of estates and trusts and distribution of estate and trust assets.
Mr. Sullivan’s services include pre-litigation counseling and litigation avoidance advice, negotiation and mediation of disputes where appropriate, and trial (jury and non-jury) and appellate proceedings when necessary. His broad courtroom experience includes jury trials, injunction and other equity proceedings, declaratory judgments, class actions, will contests, and all manner of motions practice and oral argument.
Mr. Sullivan has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© multiple times in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Trusts & Estates. Mr. Sullivan was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Harrisburg “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Trusts & Estates. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is so honored each year. He has also served as an Advocacy Fellow, teaching trial skills in the Trial Advocacy Program at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law for over twenty-five years.