Third Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Michael G. Sullivan, 68, died Tuesday, December 29, 2009. Judge Sullivan earned his BA from Spring Hill College in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army as a Thai translator/advisor in N.E. Thailand from 1966-69. Following his graduation from Loyola University School of Law in 1973 he was in the general practice of law until 1983 and was first elected to the bench as a judge of the City Court of Lafayette in October of that year. He was reelected without opposition in 1985 and 1991. He was elected to serve on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal beginning in 1995. He was a member of the Judicial Administration Division Traffic Court Committee and the Committee of Ethics and Judicial Responsibility of The American Bar Association. He also served as vice president of the Louisiana City Judges Association.