Michael J. Sullivan

michael.sullivan@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-5413
F: 248-351-5430
VCard

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Mike is the President and co-managing shareholder of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC. Mike has more than 35 years of litigation experience. In the professional liability arena, he has represented attorneys, physicians, accountants, architects, engineers, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers, and title agents in defense of significant claims involving personal injury, property damage and business loss. Mike also has substantial experience in product liability litigation. Mike maintains an active general civil litigation practice, including business disputes, insurance disputes, and personal injury defense. In the field of business litigation, Mike represents parties to commercial disputes, including tier one and tier two automotive suppliers in disputes with vendors and purchasers. Mike has a successful track record as a trial lawyer, including numerous defense verdicts on behalf of his clients.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Professional Liability
Product Liability

General Civil Litigation


EDUCATION

University of Detroit School of Law
(J.D. 1983)

University of Notre Dame
(B.A. 1980)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” (Metro Detroit)
—- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2012, 2014, 2018)
—- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2011, 2013, 2017)

Best Lawyers of America®
—- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2010-2019)
—- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2010-2019)
—- Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
—– (2018-2019)

Super Lawyers™
—- Professional Liability (2006-2018)
—- Top 50 Michigan Business (2018)
—- Top 100 Michigan (2009-2011, 2018)

DBusiness® Top Lawyer
—- Professional Malpractice Law
—– (2011-2013, 2015-2018)
—- Legal Malpractice Law
—– (2011-2013, 2015, 2018)
—- Professional Liability (2010)

“Leaders in the Law” Award, Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2013)

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
(5.0 out of 5.0)

Served as neutral arbitrator for the National Association of Security Dealers

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

State Bar of Michigan
— –– Negligence Section (Chairman)
Oakland County Bar Association
— –Past Director; Past Officer; Past President (2007-2008)
Oakland County Bar Foundation (Board of Directors)
— –– Past President (2009-2010)
Oakland County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Michigan State Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
International Association of Defense Counsel
— –– Professional Liability Committee
Court approved facilitator and mediator


PUBLICATIONS

Legal Malpractice Report, Michigan Defense Quarterly (January 2010-Present)