Brian S. Sullivan

P: (513) 977-8233
F: (513) 977-8141
As Chair of the Litigation Department, Brian has substantial trial experience, having represented clients in matters involving commercial disputes, discrimination, fiduciary litigation, intellectual property, negligence, and all varieties of insurance-related litigation. He also has extensive experience handling aviation-related litigation, having tried both administrative cases before the NTSB, as well as liability cases in courts throughout the region. He employs a detail-oriented approach to litigation, enabling him to become a trusted ally as he devises strategies that fit his clients’ individual needs, whether preparing for sophisticated litigation, advising on early settlement options, or seeking alternative methods of resolution.

As a respected leader within the firm, Brian serves on the Board of Directors, as well as the Executive Committee, playing an important role in shaping the firm’s future. He also serves as the firm’s Loss Prevention Partner, and he has extensive experience advising on ethics, lawyer liability issues, state bar investigations and malpractice claims.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • Hamilton County Public Defenders Commission
  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXXIV
  • Leadership Cincinnati Steering Committee
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member
  • Hamilton County Republican Party Judicial Screening Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation 
  • Selected as a Cincy Leading Lawyer by Cincy Magazine