Rob Sullivan

Rob Sullivan

Attorney
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Phone:
1-800-487-8066
Fax:
816-817-1962
Email:

After a short time at a large Kansas City law firm, Rob joined the law firm of Langdon & Emison in 2002. He was named as a partner in the firm in 2007. In 2009, Rob left Langdon & Emison with three other young lawyers to form Sullivan, Bautista, Morgan, Allen & Chronic L.L.C. After two years of astounding growth, the firm reorganized as Sullivan, Morgan and Chronic, LLC in 2011 and Sullivan Law LLC in 2013.

Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases and serious injury cases in a variety of areas, including products liability, railroad crossing accidents and automotive negligence. Rob’s practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families, primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families, including a seven-figure verdict listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri and a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011. Rob obtained a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiff’s verdict in Missouri for 2014. Rob was also co-counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle. Most recently, Rob has obtained a $2.5 million verdict in a case involving a Ryobi Lawnmower that exploded and the first verdict ever against the worldwide fitness company CrossFit Inc.

Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. Rob has also been voted by his peers as Top Rated Products Liability Attorney by Super Lawyers every year since 2010. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma and Illinois.

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Trucking And Railroad Crossing Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2000
  • Kansas, 2001

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Boston College
    • B.A. Economics - 1990

Published Works

  • The Evidence Defense Counsel Fears Most: The Importance of OSI Evidence in Products Liability Cases, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2002

Classes/Seminars

  • Practical Evidence for Litigators, Missouri Bar
  • Recognizing Auto Products Liability Cases, Missouri Bar
  • Crash Course on Crashworthiness, UMKC School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif, 2000 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Selected as Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Voted by his peers as Top Rated Products Liability Attorney by Super Lawyers every year since 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Lafayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Railroad Law Section, Former Chair of the Executive Committee
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Langdon & Emison, 2002
  • Langdon & Emison, Partner, 2007
  • Sullivan, Bautista, Morgan, Allen & Chronic L.L.C.