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Robert B. Sullivan is an experienced attorney, mediator and arbitrator admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri state and federal courts. He is an approved mediator and arbitrator by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), and is a neutral on the panels of Alaris ADR and Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC.
Mr. Sullivan is available to mediate or arbitrate civil disputes as an independent neutral for liability and damage claims ranging from $25,000 to millions. Mr. Sullivan is also an experienced independent investigator for allegations against corporate directors, C level executives and supervisory employees involving claims of sexual harassment, hostile work environment and malfeasance in failure to adhere to corporate guidelines and governance.
Mr. Sullivan is regularly involved in mediating Title VII charges of wrongful discharge, sexual misconduct, hostile work environment, Americans with Disability Act claims and failure to make reasonable accommodations, age discrimination, retaliation, gender and pay discrimination, and racial and religion discrimination . In addition, Mr. Sullivan's areas of emphasis also include:
Estate and Probate Disputes, including the use of undue influence, elder abuse (including financial and physical abuse), and testamentary incapacity
Residential and commercial real estate disputes, including leasehold matters
Insurance policy coverage disputes, including wrongful acts of producers and brokers
Financial and unsuitable product sales and breach of fiduciary duty allegations
Misrepresentations in stock and assets acquisitions and sales
Reinsurance and reinsurance intermediary contract disputes
Mr. Sullivan holds the distinguished rating from Martindale - Hubbel, an independent attorney peer review rating agency, of AV Preeminent, the highest rating standard given only to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.
Sullivan is dedicated to serving as a Mediator/Arbitrator/Neutral for persons and entities engaged in civil disputes as a viable alternative to the expensive and time consuming process of litigating disputes in the state and federal judicial system, where crowded trial dockets, pre-trial discovery (interrogatories, request for admissions, production of documents and depositions), motions, hearings, trials, and appeals, can consume thousands of dollars in costs and attorneys fees and take months, if not years, before any judicial resolution of a dispute is achieved.
Sullivan is proficient in the utilization of on-line mediations, including the use of Zoom.