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Judge Biographies

Sullivan, Frederick J.

Appointed: 
September 30, 2005

Frederick J. Sullivan was sworn in as Magistrate Judge on September 30, 2005.

Judge Sullivan graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in 1962 and received his

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Providence College in Rhode Island in 1966. Prior to

studying law, he worked as an Auditor for the United States General Accounting Office (now

Government Accountability Office) in Washington, D.C.

Judge Sullivan obtained his Juris Doctor in 1971 from Georgetown University Law

Center. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable George H. Revercomb

of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. In September 1972, Judge Sullivan and now-

Magistrate Judge Michael McCarthy formed the law firm of McCarthy & Sullivan to engage in

the general practice of law. His practice included both criminal and civil litigation in the District

of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court, the State Courts of Maryland, and the

Federal Courts of both the District of Columbia and Maryland. Over the past several years,

Judge Sullivan’s practice focused on appellate work. He argued numerous cases before the D.C.

Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the

United States Court of Appeals for the Forth Circuit, and the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

During his practice, Judge Sullivan continued his education at Georgetown Law Center,

earning a Master of Laws in Taxation in 1986. In addition, he advanced to candidacy level in his

studies for a Master of Education degree from Bowie State University.

For over 30 years, Judge Sullivan has been a member of the District of Columbia,

Maryland, and Massachusetts State Bars. He is also a member of the United States Court of

Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Tax Court.