Sean Sullivan focuses his practice on first-party insurance defense, including coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as third-party defense and general liability. He is a seasoned counselor and litigator, with experience litigating in both state and federal courts across the country.
Sean has represented insurers in handling various first-party property damage disputes, including matters involving damages arising from flood, fire, water, wind, and soil displacement. Sean is experienced in providing insurers with initial coverage determinations, pre-suit investigations, defenses against bad faith allegations and defending against both breach of contract claims and procurement claims in first-party matters.
Sean has over 10 years of experience defending “Write-Your-Own” (WYO) carriers in federal courts nationwide. He is credited with a unique understanding of the underwriting aspect of flood insurance, as reflected in his article, “[a] Sea Change in Flood Insurance: FEMA’s Implementation of Risk Rating 2.0“, which was published by the Insurance Coverage Law Center, in May 2021. During his career, Sean was one of the first attorneys to mediate a Hurricane Sandy matter in New Jersey, as well as one of the first attorneys to be allowed to depose plaintiffs following Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Sean has defended insurers against personal injury claims and in premise liability cases, with experience in pre-litigation negotiation, trial preparation and successful resolution of claims. His broad experience includes all areas of the construction industry, business incorporation, as well as copyright and trademark litigation, family law, and regulatory compliance.
Sean is the current Chair of Forum for Equality Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana where he oversees Board and Executive meetings and acts as spokesperson for the organization and he is also involved in The Pro Bono Project where he was formerly responsible for handling all BP claims submitted to the project.
Sean earned his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where he was President of Delta Theta Phi and participated as Oralist / Brief Writer of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.