Monika L. Sullivan, Partner
Monika L. Sullivan is an partner in the San Diego office. She routinely represents automobile dealers, contractors, property management companies, and a variety of other business owners in matters ranging from litigation defense to advising and assisting with transactional issues, such as buy-sell agreements, business entity formation, employment issues, and contracts. In addition, Monika has extensive experience defending against construction-defect claims, premises-liability claims, toxic torts, and professional-malpractice claims.
Monika has defended her clients through all stages of litigation including pre-dispute resolution procedures through jury trial. She understands that most of her clients would rather be running their businesses than dealing with legal disputes and, therefore, works diligently to find solutions and resolve disputes in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Monika is originally from Michigan where she completed her education and practiced law for a number of years before moving to California in 2011. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 2002. During this time, she worked for a financial planning office providing financial and tax planning services (and obtained an Enrolled Agent designation from the IRS). She later attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School (now known as Western Michigan University Cooley Law School) on a 100% Merit Scholarship and graduated in the top two percent of her class in 2006. While in law school, Monika served as an extern for Chief Judge Pro Tem Brian K. Zahra of the Michigan Court of Appeals (who is now a Justice on the Michigan Supreme Court) where she performed legal research and drafted proposed opinions on a variety of legal issues. Monika is currently licensed to practice law in both California and Michigan.
Monika is an avid reader and enjoys writing. Monika has co-authored several published articles and was an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Research and Writing at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Rochester, Michigan (Trinity Term 2011). She has also written numerous, successful summary judgment motions that have resulted in the courts dismissing claims against her clients without the need for a trial.