Joseph C. Sullivan


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  • Biography

    Joseph C. Sullivan is a Partner in the Atlanta office of GRSM. Joseph represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation, general negligence, professional liability, and civil RICO violations. In his labor and employment practice, he effectively resolves claims relating to race, gender and age discrimination, the Fair Labor Standards Act, harassment, wrongful termination, and employment and restrictive covenant agreements.

    Joseph 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 Joseph thrives on the sometimes frenzied and chaotic aspects of trial, he is even more driven to obtain successful results for his clients so that the time and expense associated with costly litigations are rendered moot.


    • Georgia
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
    • Court of Appeals of Georgia
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit


    • Buckhead Business Association, 2015-Present
    • State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Committee, Member, 2005-Present
    • Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Labor & Employment Committee, Past Founder & Co-Chair

    Community Involvement

    • Emory University Litigation Practice Society, Alumni Advisor, 2012-Present
    • Shepherd Center Society, Volunteer, 2011-Present
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  • Education


    J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2005

    B.A., cum laude, University of Georgia, 2001


    Legal Elite, Georgia Trend

    • Labor & Employment (2014)
    • Business Litigation (2016)
    • General Practice/Trial Law (2022)

    Super Lawyers® Rising Star, distinctions in Business Litigation, Employment & Labor, 2012-2019

    Super Lawyers®, distinctions in Business Litigation, Employment & Labor, 2020-2023

    Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated