ABOUT SULLIVAN COLLINS LAW GROUP

Sullivan Collins Law Group was founded by Ann K. Sullivan in 2013 as an employment law and litigation-focused firm. Ms. Sullivan embarked on this venture after practicing with a large Hampton Roads law firm, where she established the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group and served as its chair for more than 30 years. By establishing a boutique law firm Ms. Sullivan knew she would be better able to serve her clients by utilizing her experience and creativity to foster the client relationship. The attorneys of Sullivan Collins Law Group have experience representing both employers and employees in matters related to the employment relationship and across labor and personnel issues, and have litigated claims arising in a multitude of areas, including construction, contract and commercial areas of the law in addition to employment. The firm also acts as local counsel in civil litigation for out-of-state attorneys seeking attorneys with experience with the local rules, customs and law.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

Arbitration & Mediation

Employment Practices

Employees

EEOC Charges

Employment Contracts

Employers & Management

Non-Compete Agreements

Private Disability Claims

Professional Licensures

Litigation Practice

What Clients Are Saying

Ann, Sybil and Shannon were very insightful, organized and patient through my process.
Ann, Sybil and Shannon were very insightful, organized and patient through my process. I'm thankful for finding them and highly recommend.
J.N.
Sybil Spurgeon at the Sullivan Law group is the best lawyer I've ever worked with.
Sybil Spurgeon at the Sullivan Law group is the best lawyer I've ever worked with. She was talented and persistent in my cause through out the entire process. Not only that but she was there for me as a client! Most of my questions and correspondence were answered the same day. Ms. Spurgeon was always available to me for complex issues and she treated me with compassion and empathy.
T.D.
Ann Sullivan is one of the best attorneys in Norfolk.
Ann Sullivan is one of the best attorneys in Norfolk.
G.R.
We would highly recommend using their services.
The Sullivan Collins Law group successfully helped us with a long standing debt owed to us. They not only handled the lawsuit with persistence and professionalism but they saw it all the way through collections on our behalf. We would highly recommend using their services.
J.S.
Ms. Deborah Collins and Melissa Picco and their team were engaged, very supportive, respectful and informative throughout this difficult time for me.
My experience with Sullivan Collins Law Group has been stellar! Ms. Deborah Collins and Melissa Picco and their team were engaged, very supportive, respectful and informative throughout this difficult time for me. They consistently went above and beyond my expectations and I could not have done this without them! They genuinely cared about me, my financial situation, and my difficult work situation. They allowed me to partner with them and be part of the process and solutions which has greatly contributed to my healing and recovery. Their challenging work is clearly about the meaning it brings to them personally and professionally and their mission. I give them my highest recommendation without reservations and would trust them with my friends and family. They are a pleasure with which to work, they care and they are very competent!
S.N.
I can't say enough good things about this law group.
If you are looking for a lawyer who is competent, professional, and can actually help you with your issue, look no further. I can't say enough good things about this law group. I had to seek legal counsel after my employer broke guidelines endangering myself and my fellow employees. I had another lawyer at another firm who basically gave up on my case, and told me the people with whom I had issue were too powerful for me to have a chance of succeeding. After reading reviews, I then sought a lawyer at Sullivan Collins Law Group. Not only was each person I spoke to extremely kind and professional (including the secretary who answered the phone and took down my information), but the lawyer herself responded to me promptly. She listened to my case and gave me insight into things I had not thought of before, and advice on what to do next. After following her advice, my work issue was resolved one week later. I have since sought this same firm out for other services, and spoke with another lawyer whose advice has, again, been invaluable and fantastic. Because of her I was even able to secure thousands of dollars that would have been withheld from me otherwise. As a professional myself, I value professional behavior, competence, and aptitude, and this firm has all of the above. Thank you again.
M.J.
Mrs.Collins is honestly amazing at what she does. She really helped me on a case I had, and I am so beyond thankful for her.
Mrs.Collins is honestly amazing at what she does. She really helped me on a case I had, and I am so beyond thankful for her. She went out of her way to really help me, guided me on advice of a situation I had, and helped me in multiple ways i.e.made huge 50+ page pdf files. Something that really sets her apart from other law groups, is that she will be the one who will be in constant contact with you. I always found her e-mailing me, and asking me if I needed any additional information. She was so fast in response as well. If you need somebody that is going to be there for you, I would definitely recommend her. Honestly, if I didn't have her as my attorney, the outcome would have not been in my favor (without going into too much detail on a google review). If you're looking for somebody to fight for you, you found her. Highly recommend!
J.R.
Went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with the outcome of my case.
Very professional and caring. Went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with the outcome of my case.
D.G.
Sybil Spurgeon is a gifted attorney! Her guidance and insight were invaluable to us during a difficult process.
We had an extremely positive experience with Sullivan-Collins Law Group. They won our case successfully and were extremely responsive, supportive, efficient, and also compassionate during our challenging times. Sybil Spurgeon is a gifted attorney! Her guidance and insight were invaluable to us during a difficult process. She has an incredible amount of knowledge, experience, and expertise in working with private disability insurance companies. We highly recommend her to anyone in search of effective and successful representation! Thank you Sullivan-Collins, and Sybil Spurgeon!
A.K.
Ms. Collins’ professional approach and genuine concern for me in this case, has reduced a lot of stress in my life.
Ms. Collins’ professional approach and genuine concern for me in this case, has reduced a lot of stress in my life. … Persistence is what it took and a great outcome is what I got in the end.
M.W.
I will always do business with this group when in need.
“I came to the Sullivan Law Group with serious legal issues and was treated with concern, kindness and respect. I found these professionals to be highly proficient, well respected, and quick to respond.”
Dr. B.B.
They [Ann and Deborah] were highly professional, very organized, and very thorough. They understood the tight timeline available for an appeal, and threw themselves into the case.
My son was facing the most important test of his career. Although he had been granted accommodations for reading and ADHD disabilities by prior testing authorities, the agency administering this important test denied any accommodation. I have practiced law for over thirty years, and I knew I needed a legal expert in disability law. Checking with other lawyers, I was referred to Ann Sullivan— Ann and her fellow attorney, Deborah Collins, were fantastic! They were highly professional, very organized, and very thorough. They understood the tight timeline available for an appeal, and threw themselves into the case. They researched the applicable law and helped my son put together a compelling well-written appeal with an extensive exhibit package. This week my son learned that the testing authority has agreed to provide the appropriate accommodations – I am convinced it was due to the professional work of Ann Sullivan, Deborah Collins and their team at Sullivan Law Group, P.L.C.
Dr. J.W.
Communication was outstanding and legal fees were reasonable.

"Took on my medical non compete when other legal practices told me to 'accept it.' Took on a large hospital system and found creative approaches to negotiation to get an outcome in my favor. Took less than three months. My lawyer and her staff were professional, appropriate and always available. Communication was outstanding and legal fees were reasonable. Would highly recommend."

– G.S.
We would recommend [Ann] in the highest possible terms for any company needing her services for an employment law case.
Our company retained the services of The Sullivan Law Group on a very serious and complicated employment defense case. We were immediately surprised and pleased by the close attention and responsiveness that we received from Ann Sullivan, a Senior Partner with the firm. It had always been our experience that someone of her stature would be more aloof and difficult to reach, however, that could not have been further from the truth. She quickly developed a comprehensive strategy for our case and insisted on getting us the best possible result. My confidence in our choice was sealed when I attended a deposition with Ann and was taken aback by a level of preparedness that I had never seen before in any other attorney. Every question, every topic raised, Ann had prepared for and by the end of the deposition, the Plaintiff agreed with us that he did not have a case. Not only did Ann provide us with the best possible result for our case, but we consider her not just our attorney, but our friend. We would recommend her in the highest possible terms for any company needing her services for an employment law case.
M.P.
From the smallest matter to complex agreements I and my whole firm couldn’t be more pleased.
Deb Collins and the whole team at Sullivan Law Group are fantastic to work with!! It is not often you can find a professional that is smart, committed, responsive and a pleasure to deal with. From the smallest matter to complex agreements I and my whole firm couldn’t be more pleased and enthusiastic about working with Deb Collins and Sullivan Law Group.
J.S.
Our company hired The Sullivan Law Group based on outstanding recommendations from other businesses. These recommendations were exactly on point.
With two separate employment matters, our company hired The Sullivan Law Group based on outstanding recommendations from other businesses. These recommendations were exactly on point. We worked closely with Melissa Picco and found her to be comprehensive, strategic, highly professional and responsive. Any question that we had any time, she answered quickly and thoroughly. As we continued through our cases, she thought of every possible scenario and questions that we had not even considered. What we received from Melissa were impeccably detailed defenses to frivolous cases, resulting in outstanding outcomes. We could not be more pleased with the results, and would not hesitate to recommend Melissa to any other company in the same situation.
M.P.
With compassion and professionalism, her main intention is helping those in need.

"My experience with the Sullivan Law Group was positive from the initial consultation with Attorney Deborah Collins. Mrs. Collins is a wonderful person, and an extremely knowledgeable attorney. She was thorough, attentive, honest, and beyond helpful during a very difficult time. She is a one in a million attorney who genuinely cares about her client's situations. She was with me every step of the way with compassion and insight. Unlike most attorneys, she is not money oriented, and in fact really tries to work with the client as much as possible. With compassion and professionalism, her main intention is helping those in need. If you are seeking outstanding legal representation, please call Attorney Deborah Collins and the Sullivan Law Group. Mrs. Collins will not only meet your needs, she will SUPERSEDE all of your expectations. Having Mrs. Collins represent me was the best decision I have ever made and it was a pleasure working with Attorney Collins and the Sullivan Law Group."

– R.R.
Detail-oriented, Responsive, Proactive, Straight-forward.

"Deb was fantastic to work with - detail-oriented, responsive, proactive, straight-forward. She settled our issue with a general contractor not performing in accordance with the contract."

– A.S.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED the Sullivan Law Group.

"Mrs. Sullivan and her team did a thorough review of my case before determining that they would represent me.After their initial consultation, they brought me in for a detailed discussion about our options. Ann and her team gave me the feeling that my case was the most important to them, and every aspect was handled with the highest regard for detail. I was updated by Ann personally throughout, and my case was brought to a speedy and successful resolution. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED the Sullivan Law group."

– Former Client