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Timothy SullivanTimothy Sullivan
Timothy A. Sullivan
60 South Sixth Street
Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
P 612.341.9725
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Solving problems not selling time.

Tim Sullivan is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice area. His practice focuses on civil litigation, arbitrations, administrative proceedings and appeals. He has handled hundreds of cases and works primarily in the areas of construction, OSHA, commercial, employment, and real estate disputes. He serves commercial and industrial contractors, developers, owners and subcontractors.

Tim is the co-editor and a contributor to the LexisNexis Practice Guide on Minnesota Real Estate Litigation. He has years of experience suing state and local authorities and has handled complex litigation involving everything from cows to constitutional disputes. He has litigated multi-million dollar bridges, dams, highways, agricultural, transmission line and mining cases and successfully tried one of the longest boundary dispute cases in Hennepin County. His creativity and practicality in complex cases have been praised by clients and opposing counsel.

Tim is routinely named one of Minnesota’s top construction attorneys by Chambers USA and 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 Law in the Minneapolis region. He also has been selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list numerous times.


Significant cases include:

  • Lakehead Constructors, Inc. v. Prairie River Minerals, Prairie River Minerals Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, involving the successful collection of multi-million dollar miners and mechanics liens.
  • 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 Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. His client got the job, damages and attorneys’ fees.
  • WDSI v. Steele County, extending the right to seek public data from the designers of public projects.
Related Practices
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude
Carleton College, 1975, B.A., with distinction in English
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
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Professional Associations
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Trial Law Institute, Member
  • Diversity Law Institute, Member
Community Associations
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Penumbra Theatre
Awards & Recognition
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Lawyer
  • Honoree, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2001-present
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2010-present
    • Best Lawyers® – Construction Lawyer of the Year 2014
    • Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow
  • Top Lawyers in Minnesota, Minnesota Monthly, 2022
    • Construction Law, Construction Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Chambers USA, 2018-present
    • Band 2 Attorney, Construction Law - Minnesota (2021-present)
    • Band 1 Attorney, Construction Law - Minnesota (2018-2020)



Timothy Sullivan Ranked in Chambers USA 2023 Guide
After Hours

In his free time, Tim enjoys curling, agate hunting, beekeeping, travel and activities with his wife and three sons.

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