Houston Criminal Trial Lawyers Fighting for the People, Getting Cases Dismissed

James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney. For over 20 years, Sullivan has successfully fought the government in jury trials on behalf of clients in criminal and juvenile courts. Sullivan has also been able to get hundreds of serious criminal and juvenile cases dismissed.

James Sullivan graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, the most selective and prestigious trial advocacy program in America. Sullivan was also invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization, a professional organization composed of reputable trial lawyers from across the country. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout southeast Texas.

Call James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428 for a free phone consultation.

Reputation

James Sullivan has a good reputation in the legal community. Sullivan is is very grateful for the for the fine lawyers who endorse him on AVVO and the many clients who write reviews on his behalf (86 and counting):

Being falsely accused of a crime is a very dramatic experience. In my case, a family member accused me of assaulting a minor and they pushed very hard to get me charged. When they finally got a DA to take felony charges 10 months after the alleged crime, I did some research and hired James […]

MLU

In late May of 2016 my 15 year old son was arrested and taken to the juvenile detention center for a felony crime he did not commit, Deadly Conduct. After being falsely accused and wrongfully admitted to the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, I met with and hired Mr. Sullivan. He walked us through the […]

Marlyn M.

I issue my highest recommendation to Attorney Jim Sullivan, who proved to be an honest, hard-working professional that thoroughly defended my ex-husband and friend, Johnny, when he found himself in bleak circumstances. Johnny was charged with aggravated assault nine days after he shot a man in self-defense when the man broke into his home. On […]

Melody R.

Being arrested for the first time, I wasn’t sure who to turn to for help. Long story short, I did something that I shouldn’t have, spanked me daughter with an umbrella. I was under a lot of stress and it didn’t help that her behavior was drastically changing for the worst. The next day I […]

Bebe C.

I would like to thank you for all the effort that you have put into my case. You are a really determined and motivated attorney. My case involved possession of child porn. My charges was broken down to an obscenity charge.The number of years that I would have faced with the charge of possession would […]

Jose V.

Best Juvenile Attorney in Houston!!!!  I wanted to say Thank you so much for what you did for our son and our family. Our son was being charged with a felony and this could have wrecked his entire life. He was doing a favor for someone he considered a friend, and for that was not […]

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The law practice of James Sullivan is devoted solely to criminal and juvenile defense. Sullivan has tried many cases in the Harris county criminal and juvenile courts. Approximately half of his cases involve criminal charges while the other half involves juvenile charges.

Felony Defense, Getting Cases Dismissed by the Grand Jury

If you are charged with a felony offense in criminal court, James Sullivan may be able to get your case no billed (dismissed) by the grand jury, but you need to hire him before or soon after your first court setting. If your felony case is dismissed by the grand jury, you may have the right to get your criminal record expunged immediately. Many of Sullivan’s clients have been able to do this within a few months of being arrested. Incredibly, Sullivan has worked to get 45 felony cases dismissed by the grand jury just since November 2008. These felony cases span the criminal law spectrum.

Personalized, Professional, Client Centered Defense

James Sullivan chose to become a criminal lawyer. It was not by accident. Fighting the government and defending people come natural to him—he was born into a diverse, dynamic family of conservative Baptists and liberal social activists.  Unlike many colleagues who practice criminal law, Sullivan has never prosecuted anyone and never will. That is not him. His entire career is devoted to defending people accused of crimes and delinquencies.

Mr. Sullivan demonstrated the up-most character and effort in working my case. He is a man of his words and has great passion for what he does. This lawyer is not like the ordinary. Full of wisdom, advice, character, and integrity, Mr.James Sullivan delivers exceptional legal services. He comes with no judgment or generalizations and every message and contact is completely personalized and satisfactory. He was very patience in all explanations and would ensure that I was completely aware of the situation and all possible outcomes. I would highly recommend him in any case, for he is determined to help the people. It was a blessing to my family and I to have you by our side,and Thank you again James Sullivan. You are the man. ~client, Houston (AVVO review)

Proven Results

James Sullivan gets results. Since 1994, Sullivan has defended more than 3,000 people charged with every kind of criminal and juvenile case, including murder, aggravated robbery, drug cases, sex offenses, domestic assault and DWI; however, Sullivan does not represent clients in municipal or justice of the peace courts.

Philosophy

James Sullivan practices criminal law with a simple philosophy. If a client says he is not guilty, and if the prosecutor will not dismiss the charge, then Sullivan advises his client that they should fight the case at a jury trial. Unlike many other attorneys, Sullivan does not try to convince an innocent person to plead guilty. Instead, Sullivan fights for his clients’ freedom and reputation.

Legal Services for a Reasonable Fee

James Sullivan offers a full range of affordable legal services in his criminal and juvenile defense law practice. Unlike many other attorneys, Sullivan charges separate fees on trial and non-trial cases and offers payment plans, however he is not a pro bono lawyer; he does not represent people for free. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, you should ask the judge to appoint an attorney to represent you.

Cares About His Clients

James Sullivan cares about his adult and juvenile clients and is concerned about their future. He frequently counsels with clients at his office for hours at a time. He listens to their concerns, answers all of their questions and discusses legal strategies. He also explains how a criminal conviction could affect them and how to get on the right path for a successful life. Because Sullivan understands that people need to honor work and family commitments, he offers evening, weekend and same day appointments along with free parking.

Contact Attorney James Sullivan

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime or delinquency, call Houston criminal defense attorney James Sullivan to discuss your case.

James Sullivan generally tries to answer his own phone so that you can speak to an attorney directly. He wants to hear from you and to help you. Call him right now. Don’t go to court alone. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your case, call (281) 546-6428.

Board Certified in Juvenile Law

Houston Juvenile Attorney James Sullivan is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Juvenile law is different than criminal law. Among the more than 83,000 active lawyers in Texas, there are only 38 lawyers Board Certified in Juvenile Law in private practice.

James Sullivan’s path through life has given him a unique understanding of the injustices that happen to many juveniles, many of which are far beyond their control. Because of his own difficult teen years, Sullivan connects with teenagers in ways that other attorneys simply cannot and has been instrumental in leading juveniles to have a successful future.

Bilingual

James Sullivan is fluent in Spanish and English, having studied Journalism, Latin American and Asian Studies at Baylor University, a nationally ranked Christian school. He graduated with honors in 1990. He then lived in Mexico City and traveled throughout Mexico prior to entering law school. In 1993, he graduated from South Texas College of Law. He and his wife Araceli have been married over 25 years and have two children. They worship at a Catholic Church. James Sullivan is also an Eagle Scout.

NANCY BOTTS

Associate Attorney Nancy Botts has been licensed since 1988 and obtained her law degree from the University of Houston. She concentrates on criminal law and family law and handles all kinds of cases in these areas. As a criminal defense attorney, Nancy Botts' main interest is in the areas of search and seizure law and drug defense. She has good results in drug defense cases. Other Houston criminal lawyers have consulted her for years about these subjects. She aggressively defends all felony and misdemeanor drug possession and drug delivery cases. She has successfully fought possession and delivery of controlled substance cases for amounts ranging from less than one gram to several kilograms. She has also represented numerous people on child sex abuse cases.

AREAS OF PRACTICE (All Criminal and Juvenile Cases, except class C misdemeanor)

Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Arson, Assault Family Violence, Auto Theft, Bank Burglary, Burglary of a Habitation, Child Abuse, Computer Crime, Cruelty to Animals, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Drug Defense, Drug Possession, Drug Delivery, Employee Theft, Evading Arrest, Expunction/Non-Disclosure, Felony, Fraud, Grand Jury, Indecency with a Child, Insurance Fraud, Harassment, Homicide, Manslaughter, Misdemeanor, Online Solicitation of a Minor, Prostitution, Probation Violation, Record Sealing (Non-Disclosure), Record Expungement (Expunction), Robbery, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault of a Child, Shoplifting, Theft, White Collar Crime, and all Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Certification, Juvenile Record Sealing and Juvenile Sex Crimes.