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Joseph A. Sullivan

Joseph A. Sullivan

Special Counsel
Director of Pro Bono Programs

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4304    Fax: 215.981.4750


Philadelphia Bar Association Fidelity Award

2010 recipient recognizing significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice

Pennsylvania Bar Association's Louis J. Goffman Award

Recipient (the highest honor for pro bono service)

Pennsylvania Bar Association's Pro Bono Award

Recipient for Philadelphia County


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1987, editor-in-chief, Columbia Human Rights Law Review
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


  • Hon. Anna Diggs Taylor: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 1987-89

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