Jason Sullivan Jason Sullivan
Member Partner




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Cleveland – Main Office:
1250 Granger Road
Cleveland, OH 44131-1234

Jason Sullivan is a trial attorney who has focused on subrogation claims and rights of recovery for insurance clients and self-insured entities for more than a decade. As a founding member of the subrogation focused law firm Rathbone Group, LLC, he has handled thousands of cases for its clients. In addition to personally litigating cases in a handful of states, Jason has been involved in the management of a Network of Counsel throughout all of North America. Jason’s unique position provides visibility and awareness of subrogation issues throughout the country and allows him to provide practical and creative solutions for his clients that meet their subrogation goals. When he is not assisting clients you can find him swimming, riding his bicycle, or running to train for a triathlon.


• Western Michigan University, Lee Honors College, B.A. 2003
• The University of Iowa College of Law, With Distinction, J.D. 2006

Bar Admissions

• Alabama
• Florida
• Hawaii
• Indiana
• Maine
• Massachusetts
• Minnesota
• North Carolina
• Ohio
• South Carolina
• West Virginia
• Wyoming
• Federal District for Hawaii
• Northern District of Indiana
• Southern District of Indiana
• Northern District of Ohio
• Southern District of West Virginia
• 7th Circuit Court of Appeals


• Super Lawyers Rising Star Ohio, 2020
• Business Insurance Breakthrough Award, 2020

Professional Affiliations

• National Association of Subrogation Professionals
• Vermont Captive Insurance Association
• Association of Government Risk Professionals
• Claims Litigation Management
• A.M. Best Insurance Attorney
• Ohio State Bar Association
• Hawaii State Bar Association
• West Virginia State Bar Association

Published Works

• Sullivan, Jason M., and Jeffery E. Dubin. “Expert Involvement: Early, Often and Maybe More than One.” NASP Subrogator. Spring/Summer 2008.
• Sullivan, Jason M. and Kimberly L. Rathbone. “Credit Bureau Reports: When Can You Use Them?” NASP Subrogator. Fall 2010.
• Sullivan, Jason M. and Julie A. Vaccaro. “Almost There: Releasing a Settled Claim.” NASP Subrogator. Summer 2014.

Seminars and Speaking Engagements

NASP Annual Conference Presentations
• “Navigating the Channels of Bankruptcy to Preserve the Ability to Land a Recovery,” 2012.
• “Pending Balances, Surprise Claims and Final Releases,” 2013.
• “Friend or Unfriend: Can Social Media Help or Hurt Your Case?” 2014.
• “Common Fund: Uncommon Strategies to Account for this Doctrine,” 2015.
• “Driverless Cars and Damages: Subrogation in a New Era,” 2016.
• “Underinsured Subrogation: Tackling the Combined Challenges of Insured and Uninsured Subrogation.” 2017.


On Subrogation Podcast
• “Subro LIVE! – Fire Analysis Out of the Ashes,” Airdate February 6, 2019
• “Subro LIVE! – Michael Matek on Chicago Challenges,” Airdate February 6, 2019

The Insurance Law Podcast from A.M. Best
• “How Social Media is Changing Insurance Claims Subrogation,” Season 1, Episode 141


On Subrogation YouTube Channel
• “Livestock Liability in Open and Closed Range States, “Published October 30, 2018
• “The Graves Amendment,” Published November 2, 2018
• “Filing Claims Against State and local Governments,” Published December 7, 2018
• “Federal Tort Claims Act,” Published December 21, 2018
• “Timber!!! Fallen Tree Subrogation Claims,” Published January 17, 2019
• “Subro LIVE! – Michael Matek on Chicago Challenges,” Published March 11, 2019
• “Subro LIVE! – Preserving Evidence,” Published March 12, 2019
• “Subro LIVE! – Fire Analysis Out of the Ashes,” Published March 13, 2019
• “Medpay and PIP,” Published March 29, 2019
• “Common Fund Doctrine,” Published April 11, 2019