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Meet Richard Sullivan

Founding Partner

A veteran attorney with four decades of legal experience, Richard Sullivan is widely regarded as one of the top family law attorneys in the Orange County area. He is compassionate and competent, always dedicated to securing the best possible result for his clients, whether this is accomplished inside or outside of the courtroom. He is a talented litigator with a background in criminal defense, using his experience to better protect his clients’ best interests.

Richard obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southeast Missouri State University and his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from Western State College of Law. After passing the bar, he began his career as a criminal litigator, where he was able to hone his courtroom skills. In 1996, Richard devoted his practice exclusively to family law and has tried over 15,000 cases in this field.

Associations & Experience

Richard is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County Family Law Section of the State Bar of California. He has been appointed by the Orange County Superior Court to represent minors on a number of occasions and has acted as Special Master to the Court to address litigation in domestic relation actions. He has served as a lecturer, instructor, and panelist for the State Bar of California, Orange County Bar Association, Western State School of Law, and Chapman School of Law.

Richard is an executive committee member of the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section, and has served in this role since 2010. He is also a board member of the Orange County Community Service Program – CSP Victim Assistance.

Cases He Handles

Through the years, Richard has had the privilege of helping families across Southern California in complex matters related to:

He takes pride in delivering results-driven counsel tailored to his clients’ unique needs.

Education

  • South East Missouri State University, B.A. (1973)
  • Western State College of Law, J.D. (1978)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California (1978)
  • California Supreme Court (1978)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District (1980)
  • U.S. Federal Tax Court (1981)

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Call (949) 565-2793 today to contact Richard and our other team members at the firm.

Client Testimonials

  • I woke up today with a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.

    “I woke up today with a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! This morning it hit me, and I woke up with tears of joy. I think I was in a state of disbelief yesterday when we were leaving court. I want to thank you so much or getting me divorced and making steps forward. I know its silly but it makes a huge difference to me even if it isn’t all that different than before.”

    Corissa R

  • She is a certified family law expert and it shows.

    “Wendy tells you like it is and although it is sometimes tough to hear, it is refreshing to have a lawyer who provides you with an honest opinion.”

    Mike

  • People like you make this rocky road easier to travel.

    “Words cannot express all that I wish to say. After a long 4hrs this morning of trembling and at times felt I couldn’t breath. What you did for me, your attention to detail, positive information and the kind words of support just to name a few. I am so overwhelmed and speechless that all I can manage to say right this minute is, thank you, thank you and thank you. This journey of being a divorced parent and always being blamed is not easy. People like you make this rocky road easier to travel.”

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    “It was a pleasure working with you. You are a very good person.”

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    “I could not have done this alone.”

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