DAVID P. SULLIVAN, Minnesota District Judge, retired; Attorney at Law, Minnesota ADR Neutral, 717 Sunset Cove, Madeira Beach, FL 33708 [727/319-6965]; 47160 Tri-Lakes Road, Drummond, WI 54832 [715/798-3164];
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EDUCATION & LICENSE:
Graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1966. Admitted to practice in Minnesota and previously in Wisconsin. Qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minneosta General Rules of Practice, Minnesota ADR Statewide Neutrals Roster.
General Mediation Training Course, Mediation Center and the Dispute Resolution Institute of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN, October, 1994; Beyond the basics: Developing New Insights into the Dynamics of Dispute resolution, William Mitchell college of Law, St. Paul, MN, May, 1996; Family Early Case Management and Early Neutral Evaluation Training, social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE ) Training and Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE) Training, Minneota Judicial Branch, Woodbury, MN, June 2009; Advanced Topics in Dispute Resolution, MACRS, October, 2009; Advanced Mediation Skills training, Strategies for Breaking Deadloscks, Nina Meierding, MinnCLE, January, 2010.
30 years practice in civil litigation, including personal injury litigation, products liability, professional liability, family law, business and commercial litigation, construction litigation and general civil litigation. Frequent ADR neutral, including arbitration, mediation and early neutral evaluation.
1966: Law Office of John Miller, Minneapolis.
1967-1987: Bruess & Boyd; Bruess, Boyd, Andresen & Sullivan; Bruess, Boyd, Andresen, Sullivan & Boyd; Bruess & Hamerston; Bruess, Bye, Boyd, Andresen & Sullivan; Duluth.
1988-1996, Sullivan & Setterlund, Duluth.
Appointed to the state district court by Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson on September 16, 1996.
Appointed September, 1996. Elected 1998, 2004. Retired December, 2006. 6th Judicial District Racial Bias Task Force Chair 1998-2002. Children's Justice Initiative (CJI) Lead Judge 2000-2005. 6th Judicial District Assistant-Chief Judge 2000-2004. 6th Judicial District Chief Judge 2004-2006 (retirement). Minnesota Conference of Chief Judges 2000-2005. Minnesota Judicial Council 2005-2006 (retirement).
Medical malpractice, sports medicine, family law, personal injury, real estate law, trial preparation and practice and construction litigation.
“The Architect in Construction Litigation,” Northeastern Minnesota Ch. Am. Inst. Of Architects, September 15, 1989; “The Owner in Construction Litigation,” National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organizations, Mid-Winter conference, January 24-26, 1990; “The Trial Notebook,” Eleventh Family Law Institute, MSBA, March, 1990; “The Owner and Owner’s Counsel in Construction Litigation,” Minnesota School Boards Association of School Attorneys Annual Meeting, January 11, 1991; “Representing the Owner in Construction Litigation,” MILE Construction Institute 1994, May 1994; “Creating and Using an Effective Trial Notebook,” MSBA, August, 1994; “Applications of Prior Payments to Claimants in Determining Mechanic’s Lien or Bond Claims,” MILE, May, 1995; “Ethical Considerations in Mechanic’s Lien Cases,” MILE, November, 1995; “Trial Skills: How to Get What You Need Before the Judge,” Seventeenth Ann. Family Law Institute, MNCLE, April 2-3, 1996; Annual Family Law Institute Materials 1998; Practical Family Law Materials, 2005; Twenty-seventh Annual Family Law Institute Materials, 2006.
Listed in the Business Guidebook of Law & Leading Attorneys in Minnesota 1994/1996 in the field of Federal, State and Local Government Law.
Between 1966 and 2006: Member: Eleventh District (Chairman, Judicial Administrative Committee, 1975-1980), Minnesota State (Member, Construction Law Section, Treasurer 1991-1992, Vice-Chair, 1992-1993, Chair, 1993-1994) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Wisconsin; Duluth Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1980-1981); Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (Member: Board of Governors, 1981-1984; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; William Mitchell College of Law Center for Conflict Management/Americord®, Advisory Board Member.
Current: Member: Eleventh District, Minnesota State (Member, Construction Law and ADR Sections) Bar Associations; Minnesota Association of Custody Resolution Specialists.