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Fisher Phillips Adds Veteran Employment Litigator in Kansas City


KANSAS CITY (May 20, 2019) – Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, welcomes James (Jim) C. Sullivan as a partner in the firm’s Kansas City office. Jim joins from Polsinelli, where he practiced in the firm’s complex commercial and employment litigation practices for nearly 30 years. 

Jim defends employers across the country against high-stakes employment claims including wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, Fair Labor Standards Act, and contract disputes. He regularly represents employers in defeating attempts to certify employment claims as class actions. In addition to defending his clients in large complex litigation, Jim has successfully tried claims alleging sexual harassment, race discrimination, age discrimination, and breach of employment agreements, including restrictive covenant issues.  

“Jim is a well-respected litigator in the Kansas City area and brings formidable experience handling large complex litigation for clients particularly in the transportation and logistics industries,” said Jim Holland, managing partner of the firm’s Kansas City office. “When we add attorneys, we grow organically but think strategically, and Jim’s experience greatly enhances not only our local capabilities, but our national strength in helping our clients navigate and prevail on bet-the-company employment litigation. He will serve as a key resource for our clients and attorneys across the country.” 

Jim received his J.D. from The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and his B.S. from University of Kansas. He has been consistently listed in Best Lawyers of America for his work in Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Labor and Employment and named a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.


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