Houston Criminal Attorney James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced criminal defense lawyer. For 25 years, James Sullivan has successfully fought the government in Jury Trials on behalf of clients in criminal and juvenile courts.
James Sullivan graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, the most selective and prestigious trial advocacy program in America. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.
James Sullivan has a good reputation in the legal community. James 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.
Defending Your Freedom
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, Jim 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.
We, as criminal defense lawyers, are forced to deal with some of the lowest people on earth, people who have no sense of right and wrong, people who will lie in court to get what they want, people who do not care who gets hurt in the process. It is our job - our sworn duty - as criminal defense lawyers, to protect our clients from those people. ~Cynthia Roseberry
James Sullivan gets results. Since 1994, James 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 James Sullivan advises his client that they should fight the case at a jury trial. Unlike many other attorneys, James Sullivan does not try to convince an innocent person to plead guilty. Instead, James Sullivan fights for his clients’ rights, freedom and reputation.
The wisdom of our sages and the blood of our heroes has been devoted to the attainment of trial by jury. It should be the creed of our political faith. ~Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States in his First Inaugural Address (1801)
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, James Sullivan charges separate fees on trial and non-trial cases.
Cares About His Clients
James Sullivan cares about his 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 James 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 James Sullivan to discuss your case. 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 discuss your case, call James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428 for a free phone consultation.
Grand Jury Defense
If you are charged with a felony offense, 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 (see Grand Jury). If your felony case is dismissed by the grand jury, you may have the immediate right to get your criminal record expunged. Many of James Sullivan’s clients have been able to do this within a few months of being arrested.
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 20 years and have two children. They worship at a Catholic Church. James Sullivan is also an Eagle Scout.
Associate Attorney Nancy Botts has been licensed since 1988 and obtained her law degree from the University of Houston. 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. She also has a strong commitment to offering each client the best possible representation.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Arson, Assault, Assault Family Violence, Auto Theft, Burglary, Child Abuse, Computer Crime, Cruelty to Animals, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Drug Defense, Drug Possession, Drug Delivery, Evading, Felony, Fraud, Grand Jury, Indecency with a Child, Insurance Fraud, Harassment, Homicide, Manslaughter, Misdemeanor, Negligent Homicide, Online Solicitation of a Minor, Prostitution, Probation Violation, Record Sealing (Non-Disclosure), Record Expungement, 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 Offenses.