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Kevin M. Sullivan
Kevin M. Sullivan
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Murphy & Riley. P.C.
101 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110

Kevin M. Sullivan

Kevin M. Sullivan is an attorney with more than twenty years of litigation experience, and is the Managing Shareholder of Murphy & Riley.  He has represented clients at jury trials in four states, and has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts. His practice includes the defense of complex tort actions and cases involving catastrophic personal injury and death. Kevin represents medical and mental health professionals in malpractice actions, and defends individuals, businesses, and not for profit social service agencies in civil actions involving construction accidents, product liability, premises liability, liquor liability, and other personal injury matters.

Kevin served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, and is a former Special Assistant United States Attorney.

Kevin co-authored the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) publication, “Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Torts.”  He has presented seminars on various legal topics for insurance industry representatives and attorneys, including leading a Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Trial Practice Series seminar on “Pre-Trial Considerations” and serving as a panelist at the MCLE seminar, “Handling Medical Malpractice Cases.”  Kevin served on the Voir Dire Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Judicial Administration Council.

Kevin is actively involved with St. Baldrick’s Foundation and is a member of the American Legion.

Practice Areas

  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Construction accident
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Bad Faith and G.L. c. 93A/176D
  • Motor Vehicle, Trucking and Land Transport Liability
  • Summary Process

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • New Hampshire, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2000


  • Brown University, B.A., 1989
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1994

Professional Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Legal Publications and Significant Cases

  • Co-Author, Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Torts – Liability and Litigation (Chapter 9: Medical Issues and Chapter 16: Defendant’s Perspective of Trial)(Mass. Continuing Legal Education, 2008, 2010)
  • Circuit Editor (First Circuit) and Co-Author, Product Liability Seminar Manuscript (Defense Research Institute, 2009)