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Attorney Patricia A. Sullivan

Attorney Patricia A. Sullivan | Divorce Lawyer in Rhode IslandPatricia A. Sullivan was admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in 1981. The following year, she was admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

After working with various attorneys throughout the state, she founded her boutique divorce and family law firm with one goal: to serve the client.

Pat is known as a caring and devoted professional who gives her heart and soul to her clients. She believes in an informed client and proactively reaches out with status updates and reassurances, often almost instantaneously responding to electronic communications.

As a committed and diligent advocate for families, Pat is known for her openness, candor, and winning personality.

Over the years, Attorney Sullivan has served in the following positions:

  • Family Court Bail Commissioner
  • Certified Family Court Guardian Ad Litem
  • Standing Master in Chancery (hearing judge)
  • Civil Arbitrator
  • Notary Public
  • Former Administrative Hearing Officer for DEM
  • Former Instructor at Bridgewater State College where she taught Family Law and Corporate Law.

In addition to all these accomplishments, Pat is distinguished as the first woman attorney to the Rhode Island Legislative Counsel and the first woman legal counsel to a Jaycee Chapter after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision. She was legal counsel to the Environmental Study Commission and received a gubernatorial award recognizing her service to the commission.

Memberships and Certifications

Rhode Island Bar Association, Member

Edward P. Gallogly Inn of Family Court, Former Member (Achieved the Highest Rank of Master)

Certified Family Court Ad Litem


Stonehill College, B.A., Magna Cum Laude (1978)

Western New England College- The S. Priestly Blake School of Law, J.D. (1981)

Awards and Recognitions

AV Preeminent 2017

10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction, 2017