Gerald T. Sullivan

Email: Sullivan@elderkinpirnie.com

Jerry was born in Washington, D.C. in 1937.  He was formerly associated with the firm of Crawford Sullivan Reed & Roemerman, which merged with this firm in January 2016.  He finished High School here in Cedar Rapids in 1955, and attended both Iowa State and the University of Iowa.  He attended Georgetown University of Law Center and received his J.D. in 1963.  While in law school he worked as a U.S. Capitol Policeman.  He then received a commission as an Army JAGC officer and left active duty in 1968 as a Major.  From 1968 to the present, he has practiced law in Cedar Rapids.  Jerry is a Fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, and served as President (1997 – 1998).  His primary area of practice has been trial related.  He has testified at trial as an expert in matters of professional ethics.  He served as a member of the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.  He was certified as a Mediator by the American Academy of ADR Attorneys in 2008 and for several year was a board member of that Academy.     

Education

  • University of Iowa (B.A. Major: Political Science 1960)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, District of Columbia (J.D. 1963)

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1963
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 1963
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for District of Columbia, 1964
  • U.S. District Court for District of Columbia, 1964
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1964
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1983

Practice Areas

Professional Memberships

  • Linn County and Iowa State (Member; Litigation Section) Bar Associations
  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court
  • Iowa Society of Hospital Attorneys
  • Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (President 1992-1993)

Present Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1976 to present, Fellow and Past President
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys, 2003 – Present, Current Board Member
  • Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, 2003 – 2011
  • Propane Gas Defense Association, 1997 – 2007
  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court – Current