Bea M.

In 1978, my husband and I decided to buy land and build our house in South County. At the time, my dad was a lawyer in New York and he wanted to review (and make a few changes, of course) to our Purchase and Sales Agreement for which we needed a Rhode Island attorney.

We did some research, mostly through word of mouth, and all the recommendations led us to Attorney Leo Sullivan, Jim's dad. For many years Leo remained our lawyer, mostly for real estate transactions and our First Wills and Testaments.

Jim joined Leo's practice in 1992 after working with the Court and a large firm in Providence. We became friendly with Jim and his wife, Betsy, also an attorney, when we met though mutual friends in Saunderstown.

After our children were born we realized it was time to review our Last Wills and Testaments. Knowing Jim & Betsy, we were very happy when Leo suggested that we set up our appointment with Jim.

For the last 28+ years Jim has expertly handled any legal work that we've needed. He specializes in Estate Planning. so over the last 10 years he has also handled our Estate Planning needs.

I grew up in a family of lawyers and worked in an attorney's office, and can honestly say that in addition to Jim's excellent knowledge of the law & professional manner, he brings two very special attributes to his practice. His innate ability to put his clients at ease in all circumstances and his exceptionally friendly manner, in my opinion, make Jim unique in the world of attorneys.

Jim also has infinite patience for a client's questions and is gifted in his ability to clarify legalese in a complicated document in a way that it can be clearly understood by a client like me who's eyes tend to glaze over when reading a legal document!

When friends ask who we use for our legal work, of course I recommend Jim without hesitation. In addition to singing his professional praises, I always remark about one of his most important practices which has always impressed me and for which I have great appreciation. Jim personally takes his client's calls, schedules his own appointments, and should I have to leave a message on his voicemail, he ALWAYS returns my call in a timely manner.

My husband and I hold Jim and his practice, Sullivan & Sullivan, PC in high esteem and are most confident in recommending him as an attorney you can trust to do excellent work should you have the pleasure of becoming his client.