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14 Years Ranked


Provided by Timothy Sullivan


Practice Areas

Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Employment Litigation


Tim Sullivan is a member of Best & Flanagan’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice groups. His practice focuses on civil litigation and appeals, primarily in the areas of construction, commercial, employment, probate and real estate disputes. He primarily serves commercial and industrial contractors, owners and subcontractors. Tim also represents physicians and clinics and has served as general counsel to LifeSource (the Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization) since its inception. He has worked on many bid disputes, OSHA cases and commercial and construction cases establishing new and helpful principles for his clients. He has extensive experience with estate and shareholder disputes.

Tim is a senior fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He has also been included among The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation and Real Estate Litigation. Specifically, Best Lawyers named Tim as the 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Construction in Minneapolis, MN. He also has been selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list numerous times and is routinely named one of Minnesota’s top construction attorneys by Chambers USA. Tim continues to lecture frequently on construction and health care topics.

Professional Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Trial Law Institute, Member

Diversity Law Institute, Member

Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow


University of Minnesota Law School



Resolved several multi-million dollar construction and other complicated claims for owners, general contractors, and specialty subcontractors.

Worked on disputes in states across the country.

Client prevailed in recent 8th Circuit case on Federal Court pleading standard resulting in successful motion to dismiss.

Significant cases include:

Rice v. Connolly, in which the Minnesota law authorizing off-track betting was found unconstitutional by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Glenwood Bridge v. City of Minneapolis, in which a contractor established a civil rights violation in the letting of public work resulting in an injunction issued by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

WDSI v. Steele County, extending the right to seek public data from the designers of public projects.

Expert in these Jurisdictions

State of Minnesota

State of Montana

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

U.S. Claims Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

Chambers Review

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Timothy Sullivan is noted in the market for his broad litigation practice which includes representing subcontractors, owners and contractors in construction disputes.
"Tim Sullivan is very creative and accomplished."

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