Keith Sullivan


Mr. Keith Sullivan has extensive experience handling all types of complex personal injury matters involving serious injuries.  He has dedicated his practice to representing individuals who have been wrongfully injured through the negligence of others, as well as individuals subject to criminal investigations. Prior to forming Sullivan & Galleshaw LLP, Mr. Sullivan was a litigation associate with the law firm of Wilson, Elser where he represented numerous insurance companies in defending various types of personal injury claims. Mr. Sullivan is experienced in handling all personal injury and criminal defense matters. His practice areas include medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, work-related accidents, lead paint injuries, wrongful death, slip and fall, general liability, litigation and criminal defense matters in both New York State and Federal Courts.  In addition to working at his law practice, Mr. Sullivan is an Adjunct Professor at area law schools and has been invited to be a guest lecturer to numerous law schools, including Syracuse University, Hofstra, UPenn, Cardozo, St. John’s, Touro, Western New England, Emory University and Widener. Mr. Sullivan also serves as the Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Athletic Commission, where he ensures the rules and regulations of the sport of boxing are complied with and upheld and assists in the functioning of the sport in NY.  He is also the author of a monthly newspaper column titled “Sullivan’s Court”, which serves as a user-friendly know your rights introduction to the law for readers. Mr. Sullivan is currently admitted to practice in the New York State Supreme Courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  Mr. Sullivan has been granted ‘pro hac vice’ admission into several other state jurisdictions in order to handle legal matters that ensured the full protection of his clients’ rights.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State and New Jersey, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010


  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, 1998, Juris Doctorate
  • Concordia College, Bronxville, New York, 1995, B.A. – History & Secondary Education

Faculty Appointments:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law, 2004-Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics, Brooklyn Law School 2012
  • Adjunct Professor of Advanced Legal Analysis, Touro Law Center 2014
  • National Bar Exam Lecturer, 2006-Present


  • FOX News, MSNBC, CNN Headline News Guest Legal Analyst
  • Bloomberg Law, Guest Lecture Panelist
  • Lecturer on Torts, Crimes and Criminal Procedure for National Bar Exam

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Lawyer’s Association
  • Irish-American Bar Association of New York
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association

Civic Organizations:

  • Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation Charity, Board of Director
  • Ring-8, NYS Veterans Boxers Association Charity, Board of Director
  • Boxing Writers Association of America, Pro-Bono Legal Counsel
  • Cocktails 4 Charity (Charitable Event Entity), Founder
  • FDNY Emerald Society, Legal Counsel
  • NYC Community Board #14, Board Member


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What Our Clients Say:

“James is the best lawyer I have ever had. I would strongly recommend him. I would even go as far as to say you would have to be crazy to use anyone else. He is extremely knowledgeable, quick thinker and always available to answer your questions. He is motivated, energetic and will do whatever it takes to win. The best quality James has and one that you will not find in other lawyers is that HE CARES!!!.”


Recent Result:

$3,400,000Work Injury Settlement

The client, a sanitation worker, fell over a pothole inside the depot yard; They required knee, wrist and elbow surgery. They were approved for ¾ pay and Social Security Disability Insurance.

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