Mr. Sullivan graduated with a BA degree from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa in 1969 (magna cum laude) and graduated from the University of Illinois School of Law in 1972.

He was a staff attorney with the State’s Attorney’s Association and the Illinois General Assembly and later was appointed staff attorney with the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Mount Vernon. He was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook and Kane Counties (1977-1986) and then went into private practice with Callum Anderson & Deitsch; since 1992 he has been a sole practitioner in Wheaton.

Mr. Sullivan has been a Director with the DuPage County Bar Association for 9 years and a member of the ISBA Assembly for 3 terms. He participated as a member of the Illinois Children’s Justice Task Force (1996-2005).