Versatility is a lawyer’s key asset.

Bart C. Sullivan has a variety of long experience successfully defending clients against toxic tort, product liability, and other high-profile civil lawsuits throughout the mid-west. He has acquired in-depth knowledge of a number of industries, particularly those involving pharmaceutical, medical, environmental, and automotive companies and their insurers.

Bart's trial acumen and legal creativity has led to defense verdicts, court judgments and dismissals, and positive settlements of numerous cases aimed at holding clients liable for such serious allegations as wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, and environmental disputes.

In addition, he is skilled at handling business cases that range from employment claims to multi-million dollar transactions.

Bart has been "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than twenty years and is a frequent speaker at professional symposiums.

Bart has represented:

  • Pharmaceutical and medical product manufacturers.
  • Petrochemical companies in property damage, personal injury, and environmental clean-up
  • Insurers and reinsurers in coverage disputes.
  • Class-action and multiple defendants in automotive, medical products, and environmental cases.
  • International defendants in automotive and all-terrain vehicle litigation.

He has successfully tried cases to verdict in Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky, handled matters in five other states and argued before state and federal appeals courts throughout the Midwest.

Bart has served as chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission of Town and Country, Missouri, as a member of the Dean’s Council of the Saint Louis University School of Law, and as a University of Kentucky Fellow. He holds a black belt in judo and is treasurer of Missouri Judo, Inc., the statewide organization for the sport.


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • United States Courts of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and Eighth Circuit


  • St. Louis University School of Law, 1987
  • University of Kentucky, 1979.


  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis