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Kevin M. Sullivan


(857) 472-7004

Kevin M. Sullivan is the Managing Shareholder of Murphy & Riley, P.C.  He is an attorney with 30 years of litigation experience, including jury trials in four states. He has extensive experience in state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts. Kevin completed CLM's Litigation Management Institute and has received the Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) designation.

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 has led seminars on various legal topics for insurance industry representatives and presented a seminar on “Pre-Trial Considerations” at the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Trial Practice Series. Kevin served on the Voir Dire Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Judicial Administration Council. 

Practice Area

  • Premises Liability

  • Medical and Professional Malpractice

  • Construction accident

  • Motor Vehicle, Trucking and Land Transport Liability

  • Product Liability

  • Bad Faith and G.L. c. 93A/176D

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

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 2012


  • 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 (CLM) 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, 2008-2019)

  • Circuit Editor (First Circuit) and Co-Author, Product Liability Seminar Manuscript (Defense Research Institute, 2009)

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