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General Background

Julia Ryan Sullivan is the other founding member of Sullivan & Sullivan, Ltd.  At present, her primary responsibility is to act as office manager.  Additionally, she handles probate matters, trust and estate administration issues, and drafts pre-nuptial agreements.  Mrs. Sullivan also periodically contributes to Sullivan & Sullivan, Ltd.’s many publication activities.  In years past she was actively involved in litigation, primarily in connection with legal research, pre-trial discovery, organizing cases for hearings or trial, and assisting in court.  She has argued before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.

Before actively practicing law, Mrs. Sullivan served as an assistant rate analyst at a major natural gas utility company.


  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • Case Western Reserve University, M.B.A. 1990
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1985
  • University of Texas, B.A. 1982 (Plan II, U.T.’s honors liberal arts program)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (Business School Honors Society)
  • High School Valedictorian (Fort Worth Country Day, Fort Worth, Texas)


Contributing Editor, Diamond, Diamond & Sullivan, International Trust Laws & Analysis, published by Kluwer Law International (participation during 1998 to 2007).

Contributing Editor, Diamond & Diamond, Tax Havens of the World, published by Matthew, Bender (participation during 2000 - 2004).

Hobbies and Personal

Mrs. Sullivan is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and lived in the Lone Star State until shortly after graduating from law school.  She is also an avid curler, and enjoys needlepoint and reading Anglo-Celtic history.