May 18, 2016
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Southfield MI

Award-winning business law and litigation law firm Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, P.C. is proud to announce the celebration of their 65th anniversary in 2016. Founded in Detroit in 1951, the firm has grown from its three-attorney core and today numbers 50 attorneys, 40 professional legal staff, and two office locations. Sullivan Ward is among the most successful mid-sized law firms in Michigan.

 “Our anniversary is an opportunity for us to thank our clients, because their trust in us has enabled our success,” said Anthony A. Asher, CEO of the firm. “We have grown tremendously over the course of our sixty-five years. But our greatest source of pride is derived from the relationships we’ve built over the years, and the knowledge that we’ve helped our clients to succeed. Sixty-five years is a long time, yes, but we’d like to believe that, for the firm and our clients, it’s only the beginning.”

Sullivan Ward began in 1951, founded by Robert E. Sullivan and Edward M. Ranger, who were joined shortly thereafter in practice by Richard G. Ward. The firm initially focused on the legal defense of medical and hospital malpractice suits, and the representation of design professionals, engineers, accountants, attorneys and insurance agents in professional liability and malpractice cases.   Over the decades the defense litigation areas have expanded and the firm has added additional areas of commercial law, as well as corporate law, estates and trusts, corporate litigation, labor, pension and benefits. 

Today the firm serves businesses, families and individuals in a wide variety of industries from its offices in Southfield and Grand Rapids.  Sullivan Ward has been privileged to assist locally-based, national, and international companies.  The firm and our attorneys have been recognized for excellence by numerous ranking agencies including Martindale/Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America, DBusiness Magazine, Super Lawyers and many others.