Christine Sullivan

Christine Sullivan

Senior Counsel
Location:
Milford, Connecticut
Phone:
(203)783-1200
Fax:
203-878-2235
Email:

Christine A. Sullivan recently joined Berchem Moses PC as Senior Counsel in the firm's Education Law Department. She is the former Director of Education and Training at the UConn Health Center, A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service. Christine holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Connecticut School of Law. Attorney Sullivan is admitted to the Connecticut Bar and has been a member of the Connecticut Bar Association since 1988.

Ms. Sullivan is also a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Prior to joining Berchem Moses PC, Attorney Sullivan worked in private practice for over 26 years at the firm of Duffy & Fasano Attorneys at Law located in Woodbury, Connecticut.

Christine Sullivan is deeply involved in the community. She has been a member of the board of directors of Saint Mary's Health System in Waterbury, CT since 1998, and serves as the Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee. Christine resides in Woodbury, Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Education Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1988

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education Storrs, CT
    • Ph.D. - 2015
    • Honors: Graduate Certificate: Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (2011)
    • Major: Educational Psychology
    • Major: Special Education
  • College of the Holy Cross
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Sullivan, C.A. & Bruder, M. (2014, November). A Competency Based Model of Training for Special Education Paraeducators, Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Sullivan, C.A. (2013, November). Differentiation. Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress Conference, Danbury, CT
  • Sullivan, C.A. (2015). Examining Parents’ Perceptions of the Individualized Education Program Meeting. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. (Paper 722)

Significant Presentations

  • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities, Parent Faculty, 2009 - Present
  • University of Connecticut, Saint Joseph University, Guest lecturer

Significant Awards

  • Lisa Pappanikou Glidden Scholarship, 2011 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Council for Exceptional Children, Member
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Member
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children, Member
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities, Fellow, 2010/2011
  • Waterbury Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1988 - 2007
  • Council for Exceptional Children, 2009 - Present
  • Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood, 2010 - Present
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2010 - Present
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2010 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Saint Mary’s Health System in Waterbury, CT, Member of Finance Committee and Chair of Executive Compensation Committee, 1998 - Present