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Dennis J. Sullivan

Shareholder
(713) 336-7210

Dennis Sullivan is a shareholder with Stepp & Sullivan in Houston. His trial practice has an emphasis in maritime and aviation litigation, including representation for accidents occurring in Texas, Mexico the Caribbean and Central and South America. He has represented a wide range of clients in numerous litigation matter.

Mr. Sullivan has litigated or tried cases in all four federal districts of Texas, numerous state courts of Texas and in the Texas appellate courts. He has successfully represented clients before administrative courts and administrative appeal boards. He has successfully represented clients on numerous occasions before the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

ACTIVE
BAR MEMBERSHIPS

Mr. Sullivan is a member of the Texas Bar Association, and is licensed to practice before all Texas State Courts, the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL
BACKGROUND

Mr. Sullivan received his BBA in Finance, in 1988 from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas. He also attended St. Mary’s University Law School, San Antonio, Texas, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1991. In 1991-92, he was the briefing attorney for the Honorable Charles Bliel, Sixth Court of Appeals, Texas.

Expertise

Dennis has practiced in Houston since 1992, after having served as a briefing attorney to the Sixth Court of Appeals-Texas. He has 25 years experience in cases involving Jones Act injured seaman, offshore injuries, longshoreman injuries, maritime collision and pollution matters, fixed wing and rotor aviation accidents, trucking accidents, personal injury and death matters, mass tort cases including asbestos related and drug related matters, contract disputes, employment contractual disputes, and product liability cases. His practice is primarily in Texas, but has handled matters involving Louisiana, New Mexico, Florida and California, as well as matters with national and international ramifications.

Education

St. Mary’s University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence 1991

St. Mary’s University
B.B.A.- Finance 1988

Licenses

  • Licensed to practice in all Courts of the State of Texas
  • Licensed in the Federal Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of the State of Texas
  • Licensed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • International Propeller Club, Port of Houston, President 2011-2014
  • International Propeller Club, Port of Houston, Board Member 2008-2014
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Knights of Columbus