Our history is reflective of our dedication to our practice and our surrounding communities.
We are proud of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.

Our Story

Sullivan Festeryga LLP was established in 1947 and over the last seven decades, we have grown from two lawyers to over twenty. As a full-service law firm, we provide a range of quality legal services to a diverse clientele throughout Ontario–this includes providing support and advice relating to Corporate and Commercial Law, Criminal, Real Estate, Estate Planning and many other areas.

Since our inception, Sullivan Festeryga LLP has been an industry leader in the field of Insurance Defence Litigation. We are highly skilled in all types of Insurance issues from Coverage to Collisions, Accident Benefits to Property and Professional Negligence to Product Liability.

Our lawyers are seasoned litigators who excel in the courtroom as well as a variety of settings including administrative tribunals, mediations and arbitrations. Owing to the fact that our practice takes us across the Province, our reputation is known to every Bench and Bar of Ontario.

Our lawyers are recognized for their practical skills and ability to effectively handle whatever the case may require. Over the years, many of our lawyers have been appointed the Benches of both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice.


Our continued success has been achieved by providing superb legal services to our clients with an appreciation of the costs that can be involved in legal disputes.

Sullivan Festeryga LLP maintains a foundation based on the use of dependable and tested litigation management strategies that are flexible and designed to meet our clients’ needs. Our rates are consistent and industry competitive while we maintain flexibility with additional fee models in order to fit our clients’ needs and the requirements of the case at hand.

Regardless of the area of law, we work hard to achieve results for our clients while applying innovative and cost-effective strategies.

We are extremely proud of our lawyers and based on their experience and expertise we are able to ensure that the appropriate lawyer is matched with the legal need. This ensures that the complexity of the task is balanced with the client’s needs in order to provide the most cost-effective way to resolve a dispute. Our lawyers’ doors are always open, both literally and figuratively, which promotes a collegial environment and encourages everyone to learn from each other and brings a unique team mentality to each case we take on.

We embrace education. The legal experience and lessons passed on by senior lawyers offer guidance to incoming lawyers and articling students as they develop their skills as a lawyer. Alternatively, our senior lawyers recognize that they can learn from the generations of lawyers who come after them.

Given the fact that our lawyers can be in any city or town across Ontario on any given day, technology allows us to access our files from anywhere. We are adaptable to our clients’ changing needs and the requirement of the legal environment as many proceedings are going online. We routinely conduct Mediations, Discoveries and hearings via various video platforms. Often, these are the most cost-effective way of resolving an issue.

Community Involvement

Sullivan Festeryga LLP takes pride in our local, provincial and national communities. Locally, our lawyers are involved in many groups holding positions on various charitable boards which include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Crime Stoppers, Ancaster Community Services, Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario and Miles for Smiles.

The lawyers and staff of Sullivan Festeryga LLP regularly participate in charitable fundraising activities including runs, cycling events and food drives. We understand the needs of our community and, as such, our staff organizes clothing and food drives each December that includes a monetary donation on behalf of our staff to a local charity.

A selection of our lawyers offers annual assistance in training the next generation of counsel as well. They coach a local high school team in the regional Mock Trial competition. Many of our lawyers have participated in sports leagues throughout the Hamilton and Burlington area or have coached hockey and soccer teams.

On a provincial and national level, our lawyers have been active in the leadership of legal associations like the Hamilton Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates Society, the Federation of Law Associations of Ontario and the Canadian Defence Lawyers. As a result, we have been, and are still, involved at the forefront of evolving legal issues and changes to legislation.

We take part in providing input to the various governmental ministries and Courts that seek to address the issues of the day. In doing so, the lawyers of Sullivan Festeryga LLP have a hand in shaping the future of justice in the province and the country.