Attorneys

Attorneys

Sullivan Law Offices’ team of trusted attorneys provide the highest quality legal representation and client experience available in our industry. Together they bring over 45 years of legal experience handling Real Estate Law, Business Law, Estate Planning, and Residential Mortgage Document Preparation & Compliance.

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Legal Team

Christopher J. Sullivan

Licenses:

  • State Bar of Texas, May 2016
  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Real Estate Salesperson, December 2013
  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Real Estate CE Instructor, April 2017
  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Real Estate CE Provider, August 2017
  • Texas Department of Insurance, Escrow Officer, November 2017
  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Legal Updates I & II Instructor, August 2018

Christopher J. Sullivan

Owner | Attorney

P 469.702.0375

E christopher@sullivanlawoffices.com

Christopher J. Sullivan is a real estate attorney passionate about helping others achieve greater success in their business by supporting them with legal, education, and consulting services through Sullivan Law Offices.

Since 2013, Christopher has worked in the Texas mortgage and real estate industry and, upon admission to the State Bar of Texas in 2016, opened his own practice providing real estate law services and residential mortgage loan document preparation where he assists lenders in maintaining compliance throughout origination and regularly provides post-closing lender compliance reviews to improve operations. In 2017, his practice evolved to include fee-based residential and commercial title insurance, as well as escrow services. Christopher regularly counsels Texas real estate agents and brokers on important real estate issues, including contract review and navigating regulations affecting their business. Over time, Sullivan Law Offices has grown to also offer business legal services and estate planning.

Since becoming a licensed provider of continuing education with the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) four years ago, Christopher has instructed elective continuing education courses for Texas real estate agents and both Legal I and Legal II.

Christopher received his B.B.A. degree in management from Mississippi College and earned his juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of The North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors® and Real Estate Professionals, CCIM, MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, Texas Land Title Association, and Texas Mortgage Bankers Association.

Outside of work, Christopher volunteers with organizations such as Prodigal Projects and Brother Bill’s Helping Hand. He also enjoys spending weekends with his wife, Kelsey, and their friends at his family’s ranch in Sunset, Texas.

Licenses:

  • State Bar of Texas, May 2016
  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Real Estate Salesperson, December 2013
  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Real Estate CE Instructor, April 2017
  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Real Estate CE Provider, August 2017
  • Texas Department of Insurance, Escrow Officer, November 2017
  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Legal Updates I & II Instructor, August 2018
Kent Canada

Writings:

  • Uninsured and Underinsured Law, Bar Journal, State Bar of New Mexico
  • Raising New Issues on Appeal, Bar Journal, State Bar of New Mexico
  • Easements by Necessity, co-author, New Mexico Real Estate Journal
  • Child Support Collection, presented to Potter County Bar Association

Kent Canada

Of Counsel

P 469.702.0375

E kent@sullivanlawoffices.com

Kent is a well-seasoned attorney who brings with him more than thirty-five years of experience in representing clients in cases with venues in the State, Federal, and Appellate courts. His broad experience includes several areas of law including contracts, business entities, real estate transactions, insurance coverage claims, and more. He has handled in excess of thirty appellate cases including presentation of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
After graduating cum laude from West Texas State University in 1981, where he was also a member of Alpha Chi and Pi Gamma Mu, Kent moved further south to Lubbock where he earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1984.

Through his vast experience, Kent has learned to thoroughly and meticulously review each case in order to distill the essential points and elements they may contain. He does so because each cases’ success greatly depends on the advocation of those specific facts, essential points, and the key elements that encompass it.

Writings:

  • Uninsured and Underinsured Law, Bar Journal, State Bar of New Mexico
  • Raising New Issues on Appeal, Bar Journal, State Bar of New Mexico
  • Easements by Necessity, co-author, New Mexico Real Estate Journal
  • Child Support Collection, presented to Potter County Bar Association
Chad m. Hainley

Chad m. Hainley

Attorney

P 469.702.0375

E chad@sullivanlawoffices.com

Chad M. Hainley graduated from The Pennsylvania State University prior to attending SMU Dedman School of Law. While in law school, Chad served as the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association, was a student mentor for first year law students, was an advocate in the AAJ Mock Trial and Jackson Walker Moot Court competitions and studied abroad at Oxford University. During law school, Chad also assisted a Certified Major League Baseball agent in preparing for arbitration that resulted in a favorable award in the player’s favor.

Following law school, Chad has served as defense counsel for numerous oil and gas companies, trucking enterprises, general contractors, subcontractors, and non-subscriber employers in collection matters, personal injury cases, construction defect claims, and business disputes.

Among Chad’s accomplishments are achieving a settlement for a trucking accident, involving a severe traumatic brain injury to the Plaintiff, for under $225,000 of provided authority, drafting and arguing a motion for summary judgment that was partially granted on an injured employee’s claims for negligence and gross negligence against their non-subscribing employer, and being awarded “Attorney of the Quarter” while at Cox PLLC for his performance in resolving numerous construction defect claims, including two foundation failure disputes.

Chad is a proud member of the Defense Research Institute, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Dallas Bar Association.

Out of the office, Chad enjoys travelling abroad, attending Dallas Stars hockey games, and spending time with his fiancé, Shannon.

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