St. Clair Shores Office

Lori-Ann RickardLauren Sullivan


     Lori-Ann Rickard                  Lauren Sullivan

Lori-Ann Rickard founded Rickard & Associates (a satellite office of Rickard, Denney, Garno & Liechliter) in 2000 and specializes in the areas of Healthcare Law, Corporate Law and Litigation.  Ms. Rickard spent seven years as an associate and partner in private practice at a large Detroit corporate law firm, and eight years serving in-house as corporate counsel for the St. John Health System, a member of the largest Catholic Health system in the country, Ascension Health System.

An accomplished litigator and experienced corporate attorney, Ms. Rickard is a recognized leader in the ever-changing field of health care law. With clients ranging from national healthcare systems to general practitioners, Ms. Rickard combines cutting edge legal knowledge with a desire to help clients reach intelligent, practical legal solutions that meet their unique needs

Ms. Rickard is a nationally known public speaker and continues to lecture for St. John Health System, Beaumont Hospital, Quincy Medical Group, Michigan Peer Review Organization, etc.  In addition, Ms. Rickard has published several books and authored numerous articles on healthcare matters.  She is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association, State Bar of Michigan Health Law Section, National Association for Female Executives and the Medical Group Management Association. She also serves on the Michigan State Bar Special Committee on Quality of Professional Life.

Ms. Rickard received her Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Eastern Michigan University in 1983 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University in 1986, where she was a member of Wayne Law Review. Ms. Rickard is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Florida Bar and admitted to practice in several federal courts. Ms. Rickard was an assistant teacher of Civil Trial Advocacy at Wayne State University.

Lauren Sullivan

Lauren Sullivan provides a broad range of litigation and transactional services for corporations and individuals. She focuses her practice on general business matters with a specialty in representing physicians and health care practices.

Ms. Sullivan routinely counsels and represents clients regarding business formation matters, contracting matters, real estate, employment and corporate transactional matters and litigates in Michigan courts.  As a specialist in health care law and related regulations, Ms. Sullivan frequently advises clients regarding physician/practice/hospital regulations, privacy and security and prepares and negotiates the necessary legal documents. Ms. Sullivan has represented clients in many criminal and civil issues throughout the state of Michigan.

Ms. Sullivan received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism, with minors in Criminal Justice and Art, magna cum laude, from Texas Christian University, where she competed in NCAA Division I athletics.  She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Toledo College of Law, cum laude, where she was a member of the Arbitration Moot Court Team.  Ms. Sullivan is a lifelong resident of Grosse Pointe, Michigan.  Ms. Sullivan is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.