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Sean Sullivan focuses his practice on First Party Insurance Defense Litigation, 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. He has also litigated on behalf of major insurance company clients in their capacities as “Write-Your-Own” program carriers under the National Flood Insurance Program and has extensive experience in research and writing as it pertains to procedural trial issues in multiple state and federal courts.

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 copy write 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.

  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Georgetown University,  B.S, 2007

Practice Areas

Accolades, Associations & News

  • Certificate of Recognition, Forum for Equality, 2015
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, Pro Bono Project, 2012
  • Pro Bono Century Award, Pro Bono Project and Louisiana State Bar Association, 2011 – 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, Pro Bono Project, 2011
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, Member
  • Institute of Politics, Member
  • Georgetown University Alumni Association, Member


  • Speaker, “The Journey of a Louisiana Property Claim and Why Post-Suit Knowledge Aids in Pre-Suit Handling,” June 2021