Robert E. Sullivan Jr.

Robert E. Sullivan Jr.Title: 1) Attorney, General Counsel, Professor of History 2) City Planner

Company: 1) International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit 2) Sullivan, Ranger, Ward & Bone, PC 3) Detroit City Planning Commission

Location: West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States


  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) (certification)
  • American Planning Association (charter member)
  • Casa Maria Community Center (member, board of directors, 1974-1978)
  • City of Detroit Election Commissions (deputy registrar, 1976)
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Detroit Historical Society (member, 1988-Present)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (1984-2013)
  • Detroit Public Schools Region Four School Board Community Relations Committee (member, 1974-1978)
  • Detroit Public Schools Regions Four Special Committee on Legislation (1975)
  • Detroit Tricentennial Commission (Detroit 300) (member, history advisors’ committee)
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
  • Hamtramck United Social Services (HUSS) (president, 2017-2019, 2020-2021) (vice-president, 2019-2020)
  • Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers
  • International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (member, board of directors, advisory council, 1993-2011)
  • North Rosedale Park Civic Association (baseball manager and coach, 1975-Present)
  • Old St. Mary’s Parish, Patron, Twin Parish of St. Michael’s Kinjungu, Tanzania (member, 1996-Present)
  • Riverfront Foundation (member, 1993-1994)
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (life member, 1994-Present)
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ushers’ Club and Knights of Columbus, St. Regis Parish of Bloomfield Twp., MI, Eucharistic Minister (member, 2005-Present)
  • Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs (registered history archivist)
  • Wayne County Clerk’s office (deputy clerk, 1974)
  • Wayne County Council for the Arts, History & Humanities (member, board of directors, 2012-2018)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for legal abilities and ethics, Martindale-Hubbell® (1991-Present)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Recipient, Financial Coaching Excellence Award, United Way of Southeastern Michigan (2016)
  • Guest Lecturer, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, international law and humanitarian rights (2011)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (2009, 2006, 2004, 2001, 1991-1994)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Law,” Maquis Who’s Who (1990-2008)
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Michigan, College to Architecture and Urban Planning, construction, contract issues (2006)
  • Peer Review Rated, Michigan Super Lawyers (September 2006)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Pro Bono Program, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2003)
  • Moffitt Scholar (1983, 1982)

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