Dramatic twilight sky and reflections over the Fall River at Heritage State Park in Fall River, Massachusetts.

About Attorney Sullivan

Attorney Jane E. Sullivan established her own Estate Planning and Elder Law practice in Fall River in 1996,

because she recognized the need for prompt, personalized estate planning services.

A Fall River native, Jane has experience working with clients of all ages and in all aspects of Estate Planning and Administration, with a special emphasis on Elder Law.

Jane’s experience and knowledge enable her to build a long term relationship with her clients, assisting them with advance planning matters, addressing financial and legal worries when illness strikes, and representing the fiduciary of an estate after the death of a loved one.

Within all aspects of her practice, Jane and her staff handle client matters with sensitivity to your personal needs and goals. Their attention to your legal and financial worries enables you to focus your energy and attention on living life to the fullest and enjoying quality time with the ones you love.



  • BMC Durfee High School, Valedictorian, 1978
  • B.A. Boston College, summa cum laude, 1982
  • J.D. Boston College Law School, cum laude, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1985
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010


  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, 2008
  • 2019 Best of the Best Award


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Bristol County Estate Planning Council, Past President & Executive Committee Member
  • Alzheimer’s Partnership of Southeastern Massachusetts, Past Co-Chair & Education Committee Co-Chair
  • Women’s, Fall River, Bristol County & Massachusetts Bar Association Member
  • Bristol County Business Connect Member
  • Business Alliance of Cape Cod Member
  • Katie Brown Educational Program Board Member
  • Bristol Elder Services Board Past Member
  • Age/Dementia Friendly Greater Fall River Coalition Member
  • Captain, Team Lyons Pride, The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Public Speaking Topics

Jane is a frequent guest speaker on Estate Planning and Elder Law, presenting programs for:

  • Estate Planning Professionals
  • Social Workers and Health Care Providers
  • Community Groups
  • Alzheimer’s Association


Jane and her husband, Bob, have been married for thirty-seven years and are the proud parents of a son and daughter, and thrilled grandparents of one granddaughter. Jane is an avid Boston sports fan, and as a “Double Eagle,” a Boston College Super-Fan as well.

Jane’s personal experience with the “long goodbye” of her own father, who died of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease, continues to inspire her both personally and professionally. Her most rewarding community work has been working with the other members of the Alzheimer’s Partnership of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Coalition to make the City of Fall River “Age and Dementia Friendly.”


Dear Attorney Sullivan,

I am forever in debt to Janice Cranshaw for encouraging me to call your office for assistance with my mom. From the first meeting, you treated my mom respectfully and delicately included her in the discussion.

Putting together the scraps of my mom’s finances like a wizard, you had the right combination of patience, encouragement and determination to get the job done. Your assistant even met me many times before work in the office parking lot, always with a kind word. Every phone call was responded to promptly by you or your staff with the advice I needed or a promise to get back to me.

You and the team always came through. That’s why I will not hesitate, like Janice, to recommend your services to others.

Margo Monahan

Dear Attorney Sullivan,

I am a Vice President for a local financial institution that prides itself on building relationships, and wanted to express my appreciation for the way you assisted my family when we decided to turn to your office for estate planning needs.

Estate planning is such an important step in life’s journey, and is something that I feel needs to be handled by a professional that is trusted. You certainly earned that trust when you provided the advice as well as the legal documents we needed. Due to my experience and relationship that was built with your team, I also referred without hesitation my very close friends that were also in need of estate planning assistance. Thank you for helping all of us, and I will absolutely turn to you again for future legal needs.

Randy E Lima

Dear Attorney Sullivan,

Jane helped us navigate the complex rules and language of the MassHealth and Medicaid world. She was detailed and patient, and kept us informed and moving forward throughout the process.

Michelle Hughes, CPA


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