Matthew D. Sullivan, Partner

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law & Transactions

Family Law

Defense Civil Litigation

     Founding and senior partner Matthew D. Sullivan has conducted thousands of residential real estate transactions, has represented defendants in state and federal courts throughout South Carolina and has been an adjunct professor of family law at Midlands Technical College since 2007.  Matthew is a 1996 graduate of Winthrop University where he majored in mass communications with a minor in political science.  He graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2004 where he was inducted into the Order of the Wig and Robe Honor Society and Order of the Coif National Legal Honor Society.  In law school, he was the recipient of three CALI (formerly, AmJur) Awards for academic achievement.
     Matthew worked at the Nicholson Davis (now Davis Frawley) law firm as a clerk and associate for five years.  While there, he conducted numerous real estate transactions as well as represented clients in a variety of civil litigation and domestic relations matters.  From 2007 until 2011, Matthew worked at Hedrick Gardner where his practice focused on civil defense litigation and workers' compensation defense.  From 2011 until 2015, Matthew was the managing attorney of Harvey & Vallini's Lexington office where he performed thousands of residential real estate transactions including purchase and sales, refinances, short sales and home equity lines.  He also conducted hundreds of commercial transactions on behalf of several corporate clients.  Recently, Matthew also completed the statutory requirements to be certified as a Guardian-ad-Litem in family court custody matters.

    Matthew has been actively involved in the greater real estate industry for many years.  He is an active member of the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Central South Carolina (formerly the HBA of Greater Columbia) where he has served on the Government Affairs Committee and the Sales and Marketing Council.  He was a finalist for the Association's 2012 "Attorney of the Year" Award.  He has also been a member of the Central Carolina Realtors Association (CCRA).  He has lectured on legal issues to real estate industry professionals at numerous industry events through the years.
     Prior to attending law school, Matthew was an honor graduate of the former Brinkman-Froemming Umpire School.  He was a professional umpire in the minor leagues.  He continues to umpire on the NCAA, American Legion and High School levels.  He has umpired six American Legion Regional Tournaments (including one as crew chief) and 10 South Carolina High School League state championships.  He currently serves as President of the Carolina Baseball Umpires Association (CBUA).

     Matthew is married to the former Shelby Rourk of Charleston, SC.  They have two children, Logan, age 16, and Caroline, age 10.  They reside in Richland County and their children attend Chapin schools.