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The Sullivan Firm, Ltd.

The Meadows
Corporate Center

East Tower
2550 W. Golf Rd.
Suite #101
Rolling Meadows, IL

Old Town
1800 N. Hudson
Chicago, IL 60614

111 W. Washington
Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 847-228-1100
Fax: 847-228-5199

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Experienced Litigators

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Terry Sullivan

Terry Sullivan, President

Of Counsel, Martin J. Healy, Jr. & Associates, Chicago, Il

Phone: 847.228.1100
Fax: 847.228.5199
Email: sullivan@thesullivanfirmltd.com
Practice Areas: Criminal Law; DUI/DWI; Traffic Violations; Felonies.
Admitted: 1968, Illinois; 1984, New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Law School: Loyola University, J.D., 1968
College: St. Joseph's College, B.S., Accountancy, with honors, 1965
Cases of Note:

John Wayne Gacy, Patricia Columbo
Terry earned public recognition while serving as a prosecutor under three State's Attorneys. His most notable prosecution was of the infamous John Wayne Gacy, the most prolific serial killer convicted in the history of the United States.

Terry and his partners also prosecuted Patricia Columbo and her lover, Frank DeLuca, for the brutal and mysterious suburban slaying of her father, mother and young brother, who was stabbed 97 times. Both were convicted and remain in Illinois State Prisons.

United States Senate Select Committee:
Terry testified in Washington D.C. before Senator Arlen Spector's Committee on Juvenile Justice.

Professional Associations:

(past and present)

American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Old Town Triangle Association, Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce
Community Involvement: Terry has served on the board of directors for the Northwest Suburban Association of Commerce and Industry.  He is also a member of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago.
Biography: Terry Sullivan with Peter T. Maiken.  Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1983.  Writer, Daily Herald Newspaper

Terry was named one of the Top Ten Criminal Defense Lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network. Download the pdf.
Legal Analyst
Terry has been a legal analyst for WGN-TV (Channel 9) for over ten years. He has discussed and analyzed numerous high-profile cases, including the trials of O.J. Simpson, Conrad Black and Saddam Hussein.

Most recently, in an eight-minute segment (May, 2009), he talked about the Rod Blagojevich case, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and Proposition 8.    

Terry can be seen discussing evolving legal issues for WGN viewers on breaking local, national and international matters.

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Nancy J. Nicol

Nancy J. Nicol, Associate

Phone: 847.228.1100
Fax: 847.228.5199
Email: nnicol@thesullivanfirmltd.com
Practice Areas: Appellate; Real Estate; Civil Litigation.
Admitted: 1978, Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Law School: DePaul University, J.D., 1978
College: University of Dayton, B.S., 1971
Professional Associations: Women's Bar Association of Illinois (Past President); National Association of Woman Lawyers (Former Vice-President).
Biography: Member, Editorial Board, DePaul Law Review. Law Clerk, Hon. Helen McGillicuddy, Illinois Appellate Court, Chicago. Teacher, Legal Research and Writing, Loyola University School of Law.

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Judy Chessick

Judy Chessick, Associate

Phone: 847.228.1100
Fax: 847.228.5199
Email: jchessick@thesullivanfirmltd.com
Practice Areas: Family Law; Divorce; Real Estate
Admitted: 1983, Illinois
Law School: University of Florida, J.D., 1983
College: College: University of Illinois, B.A., Teaching of History, with honors, 1969; Northeastern University, M.Ed., Counseling/Guidance, 1973
Professional Associations: Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
Biography: Co-Author: "A Lawyer to Watch Your Lawyer" Sherman Hospital Clinical Bulletin. Guest Speaker at various area schools to help familiarize students with the law. Arbitrator, Circuit Court of Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program.

Michael D. Sullivan

Michael D. Sullivan, Associate

Phone: 847.228.1100
Fax: 847.228.5199
Email: sullivan@thesullivanfirmltd.com
Practice Areas: Business Law
Admitted: 1965, Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. Tax Court
Law School: University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1965
College: University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Accountancy, cum laude, 1962
Professional Associations: Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations.
Biography: Managing Editor, Notre Dame Law Review, 1964-1965. Law Clerk, Hon. Roger J. Kiley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Chicago. Arbitrator, Circuit Court County Mandatory Arbitration Program.

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Martin Healy

Martin J. Healy Jr.

Of Counsel

Practice Areas: PI; interstate trucking; motorcycle, construction and medical malpractice.
Law School: Loyola University, J.D., Associate Editor of the Law Review
College: University of Notre Dame
Professional Associations: Board of Governors of ATLA/AAJ and ITLA , Executive Committee of both ATLA/AAJ and ITLA. He is Chair of the Products Liability Section, Chair, Motorcycle Litigation Group and Past Chair of the Truck Underride Litigation Group (ATLA/AAJ). He was also Chair, Tort Law Section Council, ISBA and Chair, Tort Litigation Committee, CBA.

He is the immediate past Chair, Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee for three years, past member of the Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions and a former Commissioner of the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. He also recently finished his term as President of the Board of Governors, Loyola University School of Law.
Community Involvement: Director of the Sauganash Community Association and Queen of All Saints School. Active in the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago (President), Irish American Heritage Center (Chairman, Library Fundraising Committee), Celtic Legal Society (President) and the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee (Annual Dinner Chair and Board of Directors).
Biography: Writer, monthly column for the Irish American News.

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Phone: 847.228.1100
Fax: 847.228.5199
Email: sullivan@thesullivanfirmltd.com



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