Marshall, Texas & Harrison County Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan Fights for his Clients


James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced Marshall 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.

James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by Legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.

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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.

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.


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.


IMG_2922BJames Sullivan has a good reputation in the legal community.  Sullivan is humbled by fine lawyers who endorse him on AVVO. He is also very grateful for clients who write testimonials on his behalf. Most of his business comes from referrals from past clients and other lawyers, although it is not necessary to have a referral for him to defend you.  Anyone can call James Sullivan to represent them.

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 courthouses. Approximately half of his cases involve criminal charges while the other half involves juvenile charges.

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.



County Court at Law

Jim Ammerman II
Harrison County Courthouse
200 West Houston Suite 263

Marshall, Texas  75670

903-934-9668 Fax

District Attorney

Coke Solomon
Harrison County Courthouse
200 West Houston Suite 206
Marshall, Texas  75670

71st District Court

William Todd Hughey – Judge
Harrison County Courthouse
200 West Houston Suite 219
Marshall, Texas  75670
903-935-9963 Fax

For Pro Bono Legal Assistance
call Marshall Lawyers Care

Justices of the Peace

Precinct 1 Westy Meisenheimer PO Box 150, Waskom 75692 903-687-2370
Precinct 2 Kent Alford 200 West Houston, Suite 251 903-923-4009
Precinct 3 Mike Smith PO Box 394, Hallsville 75650 903-668-2050
Precinct 4 Nancy George 200 West Houston, Suite 125 903-923-4011
PO Box 762, Harleton 75651 903-777-3232

Willoughby Juvenile Center

1401 Warren Drive
Marshall, Texas  75670

Project Goals Community
Criteria for Admission

Admission to the Project goals Community is possible for any child who is currently on probation under the provisions of the Texas Juvenile Justice Code.  Ideally, the program is designed for children, ages 10-16, whose offenses warrant Sanction Level 4 or higher.

Admitting counties should provide to Harrison County prior to delivery of resident:

  • A complete contract for service delivery
  • A common application
  • A completed psychological evaluation
  • Copies of Medicaid and/or insurance card and information
  • All applicable court orders (Contact us for directions in this area prior to court)
  • A completed medical report detailing a total medical examination and released for physical activity
  • A completed dental evaluation
  • Immunization records
  • Detailed social history
  • Synopsis by the probation officer of child’s progress on probation
  • Treatment worksheet completed by probation officer, child, and parent
  • Aftercare plan for child once discharged

Each child will be reviewed by GOALS staff for potential for success in the Project Goals Community.  If a child is rejected by GOALS staff, counties may appeal to the Juvenile Services Director of Harrison County.  Counties whose applications are rejected will receive a written, detailed response regarding the reason for rejection.

Counties should note that Harrison County recommends that GOALS participants be placed on a minimum of 24 months probation.  This will permit the admitting county a minimum of one year supervision following the child’s release.

Project GOALS:
Long-Term Secure Placement

We have a 24-bed, secure, post-adjudication facility.  Our program provides:

  • An all-day on-site academic program
  • A 14-hour program day
  • Physical Training for conditioning and self esteem daily
  • On-site, Buckner Counseling Services (Weekly individual and group and monthly family counseling)
  • Individual and group substance abuse counseling
  • Life skills, positive steps, parenting groups
  • Hair grooming
  • Voluntary church services and Bible study
  • Pre-employment and career assessments
  • Optional furloughs and outings
  • Six-month length of stay recommended
  • Other services by request
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Tom McCool
    Harrison County Courthouse
    200 West Houston
    Marshall, Texas  75670

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