I am a lifelong North Carolina native. I grew up in Raleigh and moved to Wilmington after law school. My practice is centered around the trial of Criminal and Personal Injury cases throughout the State of North Carolina and in Federal Courts throughout the country.
I am experienced in State and Federal Criminal Defense. I represent clients on cases ranging from routine traffic matters and DWI to Serious Felonies.
I also represent persons injured in serious accidents as well as families of people who are killed by the negligence of others.
Hourly ($300-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Suspension stayed means the attorney has been disciplined, but that the discipline is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements.
Dennis’s comment: “This involved a personal tax matter where returns were filed late due in part to a computer server crash and a loss of data. I accepted responsibility for the late filings and the taxes were paid.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2011 Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2011|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in North Carolina||American Trial Lawyers Association||2009|
|Owner||Dennis Sullivan Law, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Sullivan & Wagoner, LLP.||2010 - 2013|
|Managing Partner||Sullivan, Trabucco & Wagoner, LLP.||2008 - 2010|
|Owner||The Sullivan Law Firm, PC||2001 - 2008|
|Partner||Hall, Horne & Sullivan, LLP.||1995 - 2001|
|Associate||Law Offices of Alexander M. Hall||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers||Board of Governors||2005 - 2009|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Lifetime Member||1995 - Present|
|New Hanover County Criminal Defense Lawyers||Founder, President||1995 - Present|
|United States v. William Huggins||Not Guilty on All Counts|
|United States v. Michael Bandy||Not Guilty on All Counts|
|United States v. George Watkins-Lawson||Not Guilty|
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|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Reference Materials||Tools of the Trade||2000|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|North Carolina State University||Business Management||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Issues in Federal Criminal Defense||Federal Criminal Defense- Panel Moderator||2009|
|Federal Criminal Practice||Defense Victories in Federal Cases||2004|
|DWI and District Court Practice in the New Millennium||Tools of the Trade||2000|