Frank Sullivan, Jr.


Frank Sullivan, Jr.



Frank Sullivan, Jr., was born in South Bend, Indiana. A graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B., 1972) in New Hampshire, Sullivan returned to Indiana to serve as a caucus assistant in the Indiana House of Representatives. He then traveled to Washington, D. C., where he served as a legislative assistant to Representatives Edward Roush (1974) and John Brademas (1974-1979). He returned to Indiana again to attend the Indiana University School of Law, receiving his J. D. in 1982. Sullivan joined the firm of Barnes and Thornburg, in Indianapolis, where he practiced corporate and securities law for the next seven years. In 1989 Governor Evan Bayh appointed Sullivan Indiana State Budget Director, a position he would hold until his appointment as the governor’s fiscal policy adviser in 1992.

On November 1, 1993, Bayh appointed Sullivan the 102nd justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. In addition to his duties on the court, Sullivan has served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Appellate Judges Conference, and as Chair of the ABA Judicial Clerkship Program. Sullivan has also been the Chair, “and principle steward,” of the state of Indiana’s Judicial Technology and Automation Committee, a committee that was formed to “provide leadership and governance regarding the use of technology in Indiana Courts.”

Always looking for new challenges, Sullivan received a master’s of law degree from the University of Virginia in 2001 and in 2007 began teaching a course on the legal aspects of government finance at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Throughout his term on the court Sullivan spoke at public forums and wrote articles on legal issues in scholarly and bar related publications. Sullivan retired from the bench in 2012 and became Professor of Practice at the McKinney School of Law.

Sullivan is currently a member of the Maurer School of Law's Board of Visitors.


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  • “Frank Sullivan, Jr.” by Robert A. Parrish in Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court, edited by Linda C. Gugin and James E. St. Clair, pp.409-411. Available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, KF 354 .I56 J87 2010.

Frank Sullivan, Jr.