The Honorable Dylan M. Sullivan

El Dorado County Superior Court, Department 9

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Biography

The Hon. Dylan M. Sullivan is a judge for the Superior Court of El Dorado County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in September 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Daniel B. Proud.

Sullivan earned a B.S. in physiology from the University of California, Davis in 1988. She then completed a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1997.

She began her legal career as a contract attorney at the Law Offices of Patricia Lynne Nelson in 1998. Two years later, she left the firm and started her own private practice as a sole practitioner.

Then, in 2005, she joined the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Board of Parole Hearings. She served there as a deputy commissioner, rising through the ranks to become an associate chief deputy commissioner.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as a court commissioner for the Superior Court of El Dorado County from 2011 to 2014.

She is registered without party preference.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Dylan M. Sullivan

  • MATTER OF MAYERS

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    OSC Re: Name Change. The petition seeks to change the name of the minor and the father has not joined in the petition. At the hearing on August 23, 2019 the petitioning mother explained that the father is unavailable for service, because he has had no contact since the child was four days old, he is not in...

  • COOK V. COOK

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Review Hearing Re: Appointment of Referee. The parties in this action have a disagreement in relation to the sale of certain art work to effectuate the settlement of the case and concerning reimbursement for expenses incurred in restoration of one work of art that is to be sold. On June 6, 2019 the court g...

  • MATTER OF BROWNE

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    OSC Re: Name Change. TENTATIVE RULING # 2: THE PETITION IS GRANTED. Law and Motion - Department Nine October 18, 2019

    ...

  • TOWN CENTER THEATRE PLAZA, LLC V. BRINKER RESTAURANT CORP.

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Cross-Defendants’ Allen’s and Newport Construction Management’s Motion to Strike Portions of the 1st Amended Cross-Complaint of Brinker Restaurant Corp. TENTATIVE RULING # 5: THE PARTIES HAVING STIPULATED TO THE FILING OF A 2ND AMENDED CROSS-COMPLAINT, THIS MATTER IS DROPPED FROM THE CALENDAR. Law and Moti...

  • MATTER OF PIAO

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    OSC Re: Name Change. TENTATIVE RULING # 3: THE PETITION IS GRANTED. Law and Motion - Department Nine October 18, 2019

    ...

  • BAXLEY V. FABER

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Application for Appointment as Guardian Ad Litem for Minor. A complaint was filed on behalf of the minor plaintiff asserting causes of action for negligent supervision, vicarious liability, negligent entrustment and violation of Vehicle Code, § 17150 seeking damages for injuries alleged sustained in a golf...

  • BROWN V. TMW CRAFTSMAN, INC.

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Defendant Milgard Manufacturing, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to File Cross-Complaint. On October 8, 2019 the court granted defendant Milgard Manufacturing, Inc.’s ex parte application to shorten time to hear its motion for leave to file a cross-complaint. The court granted the application, set the hearing for ...

  • PMB HELIN DONOVAN, LLP V. MYECHECK, INC.

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike Defendant’s Answer to Complaint. On December 11, 2017 defense counsel filed an answer on behalf of defendant Myecheck, Inc. On June 20, 2019 the court granted defense counsel’s motion to be relieved as counsel for defendant Myecheck, Inc. On August 16, 2019 former defense couns...

  • WALKLEY V. FARTHING

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Defendant’s Motion to Set Aside Default and Judgment. On April 2, 2018 plaintiff filed an action against defendant asserting causes of action for conversion, trespass to chattels, fraud, negligence, disgorgement/statutory violation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and for injunctive relief. A...

  • TOLBERT V. ADVENTURE CONNECTION, INC.

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Defendant Rangel’s Motion to Quash and Set Aside Default. On April 11, 2019 plaintiff filed a limited civil action against defendants Adventure Connection, Inc. and Rangel for breach of contract and common counts. The proof of service filed on April 25, 2019 declares that defendant was served on April 12, ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Dylan M. Sullivan

  • MATTER OF MAYERS

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    OSC Re: Name Change. The petition seeks to change the name of the minor and the father has not joined in the petition. At the hearing on August 23, 2019 the petitioning mother explained that the father is unavailable for service, because he has had no contact since the child was four days old, he is not in...

  • COOK V. COOK

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Review Hearing Re: Appointment of Referee. The parties in this action have a disagreement in relation to the sale of certain art work to effectuate the settlement of the case and concerning reimbursement for expenses incurred in restoration of one work of art that is to be sold. On June 6, 2019 the court g...

  • MATTER OF BROWNE

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    OSC Re: Name Change. TENTATIVE RULING # 2: THE PETITION IS GRANTED. Law and Motion - Department Nine October 18, 2019

    ...

  • TOWN CENTER THEATRE PLAZA, LLC V. BRINKER RESTAURANT CORP.

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Cross-Defendants’ Allen’s and Newport Construction Management’s Motion to Strike Portions of the 1st Amended Cross-Complaint of Brinker Restaurant Corp. TENTATIVE RULING # 5: THE PARTIES HAVING STIPULATED TO THE FILING OF A 2ND AMENDED CROSS-COMPLAINT, THIS MATTER IS DROPPED FROM THE CALENDAR. Law and Moti...

  • MATTER OF PIAO

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    OSC Re: Name Change. TENTATIVE RULING # 3: THE PETITION IS GRANTED. Law and Motion - Department Nine October 18, 2019

    ...

  • BAXLEY V. FABER

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Application for Appointment as Guardian Ad Litem for Minor. A complaint was filed on behalf of the minor plaintiff asserting causes of action for negligent supervision, vicarious liability, negligent entrustment and violation of Vehicle Code, § 17150 seeking damages for injuries alleged sustained in a golf...

  • BROWN V. TMW CRAFTSMAN, INC.

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Defendant Milgard Manufacturing, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to File Cross-Complaint. On October 8, 2019 the court granted defendant Milgard Manufacturing, Inc.’s ex parte application to shorten time to hear its motion for leave to file a cross-complaint. The court granted the application, set the hearing for ...

  • PMB HELIN DONOVAN, LLP V. MYECHECK, INC.

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike Defendant’s Answer to Complaint. On December 11, 2017 defense counsel filed an answer on behalf of defendant Myecheck, Inc. On June 20, 2019 the court granted defense counsel’s motion to be relieved as counsel for defendant Myecheck, Inc. On August 16, 2019 former defense couns...

  • WALKLEY V. FARTHING

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Defendant’s Motion to Set Aside Default and Judgment. On April 2, 2018 plaintiff filed an action against defendant asserting causes of action for conversion, trespass to chattels, fraud, negligence, disgorgement/statutory violation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and for injunctive relief. A...

  • TOLBERT V. ADVENTURE CONNECTION, INC.

    Oct 18, 2019 |  Judge Dylan M. Sullivan |  El Dorado County, CA

    Defendant Rangel’s Motion to Quash and Set Aside Default. On April 11, 2019 plaintiff filed a limited civil action against defendants Adventure Connection, Inc. and Rangel for breach of contract and common counts. The proof of service filed on April 25, 2019 declares that defendant was served on April 12, ...

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