For three decades the Law Offices of Barbara Sumple-Sullivan has offered focused and personalized legal services to businesses and individuals throughout Central Pennsylvania. The firm started in 1985 in downtown New Cumberland, a community on Harrisburg’s West Shore that offers ready access to the many local counties where the firm practices. The firm moved to its present offices at 549 Bridge Street in 1993, and has enjoyed the convenience and comfort of its stately, converted residence for over twenty years.
By choice and design the Law Offices of Barbara Sumple-Sullivan has remained small, preferring to know its clients by name rather than client number. However, its size does not reflect is sophistication. The firm offers its clients the advantages of a general practice firm, with particularly comprehensive and experienced services in business law, family law and litigation. The firm also enjoys a speciality niche in construction law and construction litigation.
While most of the firm’s work is performed on an hourly rate basis, it also accepts contingent fee arrangements in personal injury cases and will consider fixed fee or specialized billing arrangements in appropriate cases. New clients are welcome, and initial consultations are available at a modest fee.
Born and raised in a small town in Northeast Pennsylvania, Barbara Sumple-Sullivan graduated cum laude from New York University in 1977. After completing her undergraduate degree in three years, Barbara went on to receive her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 1980. Upon graduation from Dickinson Law, Barbara began work as an attorney with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of General Services, representing the Commonwealth in all types of complex construction litigation matters at the trial court and appellate court levels, and at the Commonwealth Board of Claims. From there she moved to an in-house counsel position at a large and diverse private company in York, Pennsylvania, where she gained valuable experience in sophisticated business and real estate matters. After starting her own solo practice in 1985, Barbara also expanded her experience into family law, and has developed a reputation as one of the preeminent Central Pennsylvania attorneys in divorce, marital property rights and custody. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Cumberland County Bar Association.