MEET THE TEAM AT SULLIVAN HEISER
Sullivan Heiser offers its clients representation and counseling in a number of legal services, including personal injury, employment law, estate planning, criminal law, family law, and more. Our team of lawyers has years of collective experience in legal counsel and litigation, and is committed to providing you the resources and guidance you need to resolve your matter, regardless of the complexity your case.
Theodore W. Heiser
Ted is a founding member of the firm. He has extensive experience handling all aspects of civil litigation. Ted has tried numerous matters to verdict in the state and federal courts of Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey. His extensive trial experience includes matters of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, trade secrets and non-competes, wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, liquor liability, corporate dissolutions, partnership disputes, and premises liability.
Ted handles all aspects of employment litigation including discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, religious affiliation, and transgender status. He represents employees and employers with respect to wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, free speech, and other civil rights claims arising out of the employment relationship, as well as civil rights violation by municipal and state agencies, including the police.
A significant portion of Ted’s practice arises from attorney referrals. He accepts referrals of employment, commercial and personal injury matters. Ted also is regularly referred the defense of employees who are accused of violating restrictive covenants after joining a new employer.
Ted has been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer from 2013 to 2016, and is AV Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings. Ted is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association. He currently serves as a member of the CBA’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, the Connecticut Lawyer Advisory Committee, and the Standing Committee on Professionalism and Continuing Legal Education.
He is a 1991 graduate of Gettysburg College and a 1995 graduate of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America where he was a member of the Law Review. Ted is admitted to the bars of Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice in the federal courts in Connecticut and Maryland.
Bradford J. Sullivan
Brad is a founding member of the firm. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Connecticut and New York. He previously was associated with a large Manhattan law firm where he provided advice and counsel as well as litigation services to Fortune 200 corporations. Thereafter, he joined a regional law firm to concentrate on civil matters to hone his litigation skills. He practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, motor vehicle defense including driving under the influence (DUI) defense, workers compensation, real estate law, business law, contract law, insurance law, land use law, employment law, collections, bankruptcy, foreclosure, landlord-tenant law, and the Home Improvement Act.
Brad is a 1993 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a 2001 graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is also a veteran of the armed forces, having been honorably discharged from the United States Army where he served as an infantryman. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association.
Amanda joined the firm as an associate in 2017. She is an experienced litigator and a welcomed addition to the firm’s trial practice. Amanda is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Connecticut. She previously was associated with regional law firms in the Hartford and shoreline areas. Amanda’s early legal career focused on family law and personal injury. She expanded her practice areas to include land use, landlord-tenant, foreclosure, estate planning and probate administration.
Amanda’s extensive legal experience complements the firm’s thriving practice and dovetails perfectly with our firm’s philosophy of the attorney as counselor. She is adept with technology and well-versed in Sullivan Heiser’s mission of offering “big firm” experience and services to our clientele.
Attorney Mitchell is a 1991 graduate of Colgate University and a 1994 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. Amanda also completed the course work for a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fairfield University. She lives in Madison with her husband and children, where she serves on the planning and zoning commission. Amanda is also a past board member of the Madison Youth and Family Services board.
OFFICE MANAGER AND PARALEGAL
Shaun joined the firm in 2011. She has 8 years experience working in the legal field as a paralegal and office manager. She has experience assisting the firm’s attorneys in various matter types including employment, collections, foreclosure committee, landlord/tenant, and business business formation matters.
Shaun previously worked for Attorney Sullivan at his solo firm, Sullivan Law Firm, LLC as a receptionist and legal assistant while attending college courses. Shaun graduated from Middlesex Community College in 2011 with an Associates Degree in Science and majored in Criminal Justice. Shaun later attended UConn at Avery Point and earned a Paralegal’s Certificate in 2012.
LEGAL ASSISTANT AND BOOKKEEPER
Shari is a highly motivated office management professional with 20 years plus experience in legal and administrative support. She has exceptional problem solving skills and proven ability to manage diverse functions while building strong internal and external relationships. Shari joined the firm as the bookkeeper in early 2015, and is now also working as the firms Probate Paralegal.
Shari is the former clerk of the Meriden Probate Court and while raising her children acted as a personal assistant to the Meriden Probate Judge. Additionally, she has worked for several law firms as a probate consultant and an office manager for two small businesses. Shari is also a wife, a mother to three daughters and most recently a grandmother to her first of many grandchildren.
Christine joined the firm in 2017 as a litigation paralegal, bringing with her more than 15 years of professional experience in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, breast implant litigation, asbestos litigation, and workers’ compensation.
Christine handles cases from the initial intake through insurance claims to trial, when necessary. She assists the attorneys with all aspects of litigation matters in the U.S District Court, Connecticut Superior Court, and Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Christine is a graduate of New York University with a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration and of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences.
To speak to one of our experienced counselors, stop by or call us today at 860-664-4440.