Robert G. Sullivan

Robert G. Sullivan

Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo P.C.

Recognized since 1987

Garden City, New York

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Robert Sullivan, the firm’s senior member, is one of America’s top trial lawyers and an advocate with an unparalleled reputation for defending the public interest and championing equal justice under the law.

For more than 40 years, he has been trying cases that have had a substantial impact not only for clients but also on the law itself. He has been an instrumental figure in developing and expanding the law of negligence. His skill was evident from the beginning.

Mr. Sullivan joined the firm in 1972 as a clerk to Harry Lipsig, a legendary New York trial lawyer. After graduating law school in 1973 and being admitted to the bar in 1974, he quickly distinguished himself as one of the state’s top trial attorneys, and he rose to become a member of the firm just two years later. In 1977 was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Over the ensuing years, his successes in the courtroom and at the settlement table have provided tens of millions of dollars of relief for his clients. And as the firm’s senior member, Mr. Sullivan continues to direct the firm’s growth and to be available to clients for the most sophisticated matters. Mr. Sullivan is based in the firm’s Garden City, N.Y., office.

Areas of Practice
  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
  • Negligence
  • Litigation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Mass Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability


  • 1140 Franklin Avenue, Suite 200
    Garden City, NY 11530


  • St. John's University , J.D., graduated 1973
  • Marquette University, BA, graduated 1968

Bar Admissions

  • New York, Nassau County Bar Association

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • Recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in America
  • Named in New York magazine and Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top lawyers in New York
  • (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • The Best Lawyers in America

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