Joseph Sullivan, Commercial Litigation, Consumer Rights Attorney

Joseph C. Sullivan

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Taylor English offers its clients an opportunity that few law firms can provide: the talent, experience and resources of a large law firm with the responsiveness, personal support and value you would expect from a close friend.

Joe Sullivan has been recognized as an elite attorney based on his ability to successfully prevent potentially devastating legal matters from escalating out of control, while at the same time demonstrating the tact and skill required should those legal matters proceed to trial. While Mr. Sullivan thrives on the sometimes frenzied and chaotic aspects of a trial, he is even more driven to obtain successful results for his clients so that trials are not necessary.

Mr. Sullivan represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and related tort claims such as fraud, negligence, professional liability and civil RICO violations. He also assists in the representation of clients in the resort and hospitality industry, specifically in connection with investigations conducted by federal regulatory agencies and state legal departments throughout the United States.

Mr. Sullivan has successfully resolved several national class-action litigations, including the prevention of class certification related to consumer claims under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

In his employment practice, Mr. Sullivan effectively resolves claims relating to race, gender and age discrimination, the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as claims concerning harassment and wrongful termination. He also successfully initiates and defends matters involving the enforcement of restrictive covenant agreements.

Mr. Sullivan appreciates the uncertainty and stress the legal process can cause. That is why he works tirelessly to engage his clients in a cooperative relationship so that they can confront any challenge as a team.


State Bar of Georgia, Member, 2005-present

Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council, 2008-2010; Business Law Committee, 2008-present; Ethics and Professionalism Committee, 2005-present

Young Lawyers Division, Labor & Employment Committee: Founder and Co-Chair, 2012-2013; Member, 2012-present

Community Involvement

Emory University Litigation Practice Society, Alumni Adviser, 2012-present

Shepherd Center Society, Volunteer, 2011-present

Buckhead Business Association, 2015-present

Practice Highlights




Emory University School of Law, JD, 2005

University of Georgia, BA, cum laude, 2001

Bar Admissions


Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Court of Appeals of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit


Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Labor & Employment, 2014, Business Law, 2016

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2012-2019

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated