Sean M. Sullivan represents clients in a variety of litigation and transactional matters. Sean is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from case initiation up through and including trial. His practice areas include business matters, such as intellectual property rights (trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets), contract issues, partnership and business governance disputes, unfair competition, and class actions. Sean also has extensive experience in admiralty and maritime matters, litigating cases often arising from injury or damage occurring aboard vessels at sea. In addition, Sean has significant experience in environmental matters, such as cases involving claims of contamination.
Sean’s clients have spanned many industries, including aerospace, software and app development, social media, music, medical devices, aviation, architecture, craft breweries, manufacturing, visual and performing arts, banking and lending, apparel, and hi-tech and biotechnology. Prior to attending law school, Sean worked in the biotech industry.
Sean is admitted to practice in all state courts in California and Washington, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California, the Western District of Washington, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
•San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2015-2017 (Intellectual Property Litigation)
•Barrister, American Inns of Court - Hon. William B. Enright Inn of Court
•Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
•Irish American Bar Association of San Diego
•Volunteer Attorney, Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop
•Volunteer Attorney, Pro Bono Plan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California for the Representation of Pro Se Litigants in Civil Cases
•San Diego County Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association
•American Bar Association
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