Firm History

The founder of Sullivan, Admire & Sullivan, P.A., John C. Sullivan (1890-1957), began his Florida practice in 1923. A Coral Gables resident, John Sullivan represented George Merrick and the Coral Gables Corporation on many occasions. He was one of the founders of Coral Gables Federal in 1934 where he served on the Board of Directors and as legal counsel until his death in 1957.

His son-in-law, Jack G. Admire, joined him in the practice in 1950 followed by his son, John C. Sullivan, Jr. in 1956. After Mr. Sullivan’s death, Jack G. Admire and John C. Sullivan, Jr. practiced together as Sullivan, Admire & Sullivan, a partnership. Sullivan, Admire & Sullivan P.A. was incorporated in 1972. John G. Admire joined the firm in 1979 and Robert O. Admire ( 1961-2006) in 1987.

In 2016, the firm welcomes Christopher Papa as an associate member.

Attorney Profiles
John Sullivan Lawyer Bio

John C. Sullivan, Jr. was admitted to the Bar in 1957 upon completion of his education at Emory University and the University of Miami. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, and the Dade County and Florida Bar Associations. He is also a Member/Agent of Attorneys Title Insurance Fund.



John Admire Lawyer Bio

John G. Admire was admitted to the Bar in 1976 after receiving an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Florida. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and all Florida courts. He is a member of the Dade County and Florida Bar Associations. AARP has certified him as a recommended attorney for their members. He is also a Member/Agent of Attorneys Title Insurance Fund.

Peter Cagle Lawyer Bio

Christopher Papa is an associate attorney at Sullivan, Admire & Sullivan where he practices in the areas of trust and estate planning, probate and guardianship administration and real estate transactions. He graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors of Science in accounting. Through the University of Miami School of Law joint degree program, he earned a J.D. and LL.M. in taxation, cum laude, with a concentration in international tax law.