Mark Sullivan

Sullivan & Hilscher Family Law


Mark E. Sullivan is the principal of Sullivan & Hilscher Family Law in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has limited his trial practice to family law since 1981 and has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Family Law Specialist since 1989. He is a former vice-chair of the Family Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association, and a former president of the North Carolina Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


University of Virginia Law School / 1968-71 / J.D. Degree

Admitted to Practice

North Carolina / 1976

AAML Position(s) Held

  • President, 2003

Legal Organizations

  • • Member, Tenth Judicial District Grievance Committee, 2015-2018• North Carolina State Bar- Director of the Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (1982-1987), member, (1982-present)- Board-certified specialist in family law (1989-present)• Member of study committee for Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, Uniform Law Commission, 2010-2012• American Bar Association– Family Law Section (FLS), General Practice Section (GPS)- Member (1982-1988) and Chairman (1987-1988) of the Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel- Chair/co-chair, FLS Military Law Committee, 1998-2010• Chair’s Cup, American Bar Association Family Law Section, for meritorious service while serving as chair of Military Committee, 2000 and 2004• Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1995.• North Carolina Bar Association- Member (1985-present)- Vice-Chairman of the Family Law Section (1985-1986)• Member, Governor’s Advisory Commission on Military Affairs, 1985-91

CLE Presentations

  • Over 100 CLE presentations in the area of family law, military divorce, and military pension division

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