Coming Soon to Sullivan Law

Administrative Assistant

Shelby has been with Sullivan Law since the Spring of 2021.  She is a Douglas High School graduate, and also a student at WNC.

Abbi Girdner Bio Pic

Abbi Girdner started her internship with Sullivan Law in 2021. Abbi attends Douglas High School where she plays tennis and will be graduating in 2023.

Merrill A. Hanson

Merrill Hanson is admitted to practice under CA State Bar No. 292235 since 2013, and under NV State Bar No. 15052 since 2019, having earned his Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of La Verne College of Law.

Gene Kaufmann

Gene M. Kaufmann is licensed to practice law under CA State Bar No. 181355 since 1995, under IN State Bar No. 19123-02 since 1996, and under NV State Bar No. 6704 since 1998. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Spanish/History and earned his J.D. from Ohio Northern University with distinction.

J. D. Sullivan is licensed to practice law under CA Bar No. 98057 since 1981, under AZ State Bar No. 009918 since 1985, and under NV State Bar No. 5516 since 1994. He is a Special Master for the State Bar of California, and has served as a Judicial Arbitrator for the Superior Courts of Los Angeles and El Dorado County, and the District Court of Nevada.

Susan Happe

Paralegal CLP / Notary

Susan Happe has been working for Sullivan Law since 2019. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and is a paralegal with NALS CLP accreditation, along with being a notary public.

Lisa Apple Office Manager and Certified Paralegal with Sullivan Law

Paralegal / Office Manager

Lisa Apple, a native of Carson Valley, has been working for Sullivan Law since 1999 as a paralegal and office manager.