Patricia Sullivan Appointed to Federal Bench in Rhode Island
The law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is proud to announce that Patricia Sullivan, a litigation partner in the firm’s office in Providence, RI, has been appointed to the position of United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Rhode Island. Subject to the successful completion of an FBI background check, Sullivan will fill an eight-year term that will become vacant on September 30, 2012.
“Pat’s appointment to the federal bench is a high honor, reflecting her stature in the bar and the respect she has earned in the course of an impressive career,” said Bob Shuftan, the managing partner of Edwards Wildman. “Commitment to public service is a core value of our firm.”
Sullivan has had a wide ranging litigation practice, with an emphasis on antitrust law. Demonstrating her commitment to public service, Pat is secretary and a member of the board of directors of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. She is also a member of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Advisory Committee and, until 2010, she was vice chair and a member of the board of directors of Rhode Island Kids Count. Finally, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Roger Williams University School of Law since 2011, teaching honors seminars on antitrust and legal ethics. She also serves on the school’s board of advisors.
“I am honored to be selected and am committed to serving the court and the public to the best of my ability and consistent with the mission of the court to dispense justice for all and preserve individual rights and liberties within our constitutional democracy through the rule of law,” Sullivan said.