Kelsie Mynon Sullivan was born in Denison, Texas, and graduated from Enid High School in Oklahoma. She attended The University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate studies in Public Relations before being admitted to the University of Oklahoma College of Law where she graduated with distinction. During law school, she was a member of the American Indian Law Review and was the American Bar Association Representative for OU. Ms. Sullivan is admitted to all Oklahoma District Courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern, and Eastern Divisions, as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Sullivan joined Richards & Connor in 2015, after spending almost 10 years practicing in Oklahoma City. Her specialties include employment litigation, wherein she has defended numerous clients before governmental agencies, including the Merit Protection Commission, the Department of Labor, OSHA, and the EEOC. She also authored and assisted in implementing employee guidelines for employers ranging from 5 to 5,000 employees.
Since entering practice, she has been active in the defense of numerous insurance company clients. She has extensive experience in the insurance industry including defending “bad faith” actions, defense of class actions, medical payment litigation, coverage analyses, and multiple claimant insufficient limits negotiations. Her litigation experience extends to environmental, construction, and other corporate matters.
Ms. Sullivan has published articles and taught courses on social media and its place in employment law and the general practice of law. She was named an Oklahoma Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012, 2013, and 2014. She was the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court Outstanding Barrister in 2014 and received an invitation to the Rue’s Ratings America’s Best Lawyers in 2014. She was the OBA Labor and Employment Section Secretary for 2015 and is the current Chair. Ms. Sullivan has sat on the Boards of Directors for the Red Bud Foundation and the Oklahoma Junior Hospitality Club. She is an active volunteer for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.
In her free time, Ms. Sullivan enjoys traveling and outdoor activities including rock climbing, mountain biking, Xterra Racing, and scuba diving.