This is in remembrance of my friend of many years, Daniel Sullivan, who died of lung cancer the morning of July 1, 2012 in Seattle. He was 86 years old. Dan was a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who accomplished so much in his life. He was the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association president in 1974-75, WSTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year winner in 1984 and recipient of the then-WSTLA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Dan was responsible for the formation of the WSTLA/WSAJ Amicus Committee. He was selected for membership in The Inner Circle of Advocates (limited to Top 100 injury lawyers in the U.S.) and a member 0f the Damage Attorney’s Roundtable (DART). He was a founding member and former President of TLPJ (now, Public Justice), was a former AAJ Board member and a fellow in the Roscoe Pound Foundation. His cases caused changes in the law of torts for many people.
Dan was my mentor and my friend. It was Dan I turned to for professional help when I had trouble with a case. We associated on cases and worked together many times. We enjoyed each others company and laughed a lot because Dan had a great Irish sense of humor. He was a great outstanding trial lawyer, a true legal scholar and an enormous heart for people. It was impossible not to like him. I learned to love him like a brother. I will miss him, but the good he did will live on.