Collins Einhorn Farrell PC President Michael J. Sullivan has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Metro Detroit. This is the fifth time Sullivan has been designated as a “Lawyer of the Year.” He has been recognized as such in the field of Professional Malpractice law in 2011, 2013, and 2017, in addition to having been named the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Legal Malpractice Law in 2012 and 2014. Sullivan is also one of eleven attorneys within the firm who have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. This also marks the seventh year in a row that a Collins Einhorn lawyer has been named the “Lawyer of the Year” in the fields of either Professional Malpractice Law or Legal Malpractice Law. Sullivan has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for the past eight consecutive years.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has been regarded the definitive guide to legal excellence, and is cited as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice” by Corporate Counsel magazine. Best Lawyers has since partnered with U.S. News®, the leading rankings publication in the U.S., to rank law firms in the United States. Best Lawyers is based on an extensive peer-review survey in which more than 79,000 leading attorneys cast almost 6.7 million detailed evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Because lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored for their outstanding accomplishments as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments, including high marks in the areas of professionalism, talent and integrity. This is the seventh consecutive year that attorneys at Collins Einhorn have received the prestigious “Lawyer of the Year” recognition.
Being listed by Best Lawyers is the latest of many accolades that Sullivan has received throughout his distinguished career, including being listed as a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and multiple recognitions by Super Lawyers including being listed a Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyer on three separate occasions.
“This award directly reflects Mike’s high quality of work and dedication to his clients,” stated Neil W. MacCallum, Chairman of Collins Einhorn. “The firm is proud of his leadership.”
Michael J. Sullivan is the President and co-managing shareholder of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC and has more than 30 years of litigation experience in professional liability, product liability, and general civil litigation. He has a successful track record as a trial lawyer, including numerous defense verdicts on behalf of his clients.
Sullivan is active in the legal community. In addition to being an involved of a number of organizations including the Michigan State Bar Foundation, the Oakland County Bar Foundation, and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Sullivan is also past president of both the Oakland County Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Foundation. He currently serves as the treasurer of the Council of the Negligence Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and on the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Professional Liability Committee.