James “Sully” Sullivan brings the team more than a decade of litigation experience in business law and government regulation. His focus on labor and employment rests on years of private practice in intellectual property, commercial litigation, white collar investigations, regulatory compliance, administrative appeals, forfeiture, licensing, taxation, and more. Sully‚Äôs diverse and results-driven career fosters the kind of broad perspective and out-of-the-box thinking that give our clients the advantage.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida, publishing his Masters thesis, “The Florida Teacher Walkout in the Political Transition of 1968.” Sully then developed computer processes for the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, promoting community development with affordable housing. During law school, he served as the Research Editor of the Florida Law Review, managing the substantive and technical editing process for the entire publication.

Sully has experience representing clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies, local government boards, arbitrators, and mediators. In the public sector, he represents fire-rescue, law enforcement, emergency medical service, and other public servant associations, 501(c)3 benevolent organizations, and pension funds.


  • University of Florida, the Fredric G. Levin College of Law, JD
  • University of Florida, BA, High Honors
  • University of Florida, Master of Arts


  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit