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Timothy F. Sullivan

Timothy F. Sullivan

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Appeals, Juvenile

About Me

Attorney
Timothy Sullivan has a wide-range of practical experience in the prosecution
and defense of criminal cases.  His
background includes a focus on the specialized and unique training law
enforcement relies upon in making a DUI arrest.


 


 


Subsequent
to graduating from law school, Tim was sworn in as a Pinellas County Assistant
State Attorney. As a prosecutor, Tim learned street-level DUI enforcement
tactics from the inside.  He quickly rose
through the ranks in the State Attorney’s office and was selected to run the
North County Traffic court division. Tim was promoted to “Lead Trial Assistant”
and supervised other Assistant State Attorneys in their prosecution of DUI
cases.


 


Tim
has invaluable insight into the strategies often employed by both police
officers and prosecutors. He completed the same specialized DUI education and
training that law enforcement officers attend. Tim became certified to operate
the Intoxilyzer 8000. However, his training did not end there.  He went on to achieve state inspector
certification necessary to review the maintenance and calibration of breath
testing machines before they can become legally employed by a police department
to gather evidence in DUI cases.


 


Tim
received a scholarship from the University
of North Florida to
attend the “DUI Drug Recognition Expert Program.” There, he studied alongside
DUI Squad Officers in the complex area of Drug-Impaired Driver detection.


 


Tim’s
focus and concentration in the area of DUI and criminal law did not go
unnoticed in the legal community. Tim began training prosecutors at the Pinellas County Criminal
Justice Center.
Later, Tim was called upon to serve as an Adjunct Professor at Tallahassee Community College. In that capacity, he
taught prosecutors from across the State on how to most effectively prosecute
DUI cases.


 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Juvenile: 5%
  5. Appeals: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

30 total 

  • Nicole M. Pearlman

    I have had the opportunity to work with Tim as a prosecutor and now as a fellow lawyer in the community. Tim is extremely knowledgeable in the area of DUI litigation, and is always making sure he has the most up to date rules and laws regarding DUI defense.

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    Nicole Pearlman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Patrick Loberg

    I have known Mr. Sullivan for several years. I worked against him when he was a prosecutor and I have watched him flourish as a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Sullivan is highly respected in the legal community and known for his dedication to his clients and their cases. Mr. Sullivan has an excellent grasp of the law and is highly motived when it comes to keeping up on changes to the law. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Michael Loberg Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Russo & Russo, PA

9721 Executive Center Drive North, Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL, 337022470

Russo & Russo, P.A.

Ulmerton Road & 58th Street North
The Summit Building
Clearwater, FL, 33760

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star in DUI DefenseSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
"Up and Comer" nomineeTampa Bay Business Journal2012
Outstanding Service as an Assistant State AttorneyState of Florida2011
Agency Inspector PermitFlorida Department of Law Enforcement2009
Intoxilyzer 8000 Breath Test Operator PermitFlorida Department of Law Enforcement2009
Law Firm - AV ratingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
TreasurerCampaign to Re-Elect Judge William Overton2012 - 2012
Juvenile ArbitratorSixth Circuit of Florida2012 - 2014
Criminal Defense AttorneyRusso & Russo, PA2011 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of Russo and Russo2011 - Present
Lead Trial AttorneyState Attorney's Office2008 - 2011
Law ClerkRusso & Russo, P.A.2006 - 2007
Paralegal/AbstractorSayles & Evans, Attorneys at Law2004 - 2005
ParalegalMcNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall2001 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pinellas County Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2015 - Present
Florida Association of Drug Court ProfessionalsAttorney Member2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2011 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationAttorney member2008 - Present
Student Bar AssociationStudent member2005 - 2006
Pre Law Society - Lycoming CollegePresident2003 - 2004

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. TarverFavorable.
State v. GammaFavorable
State v. LopezFavorable

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Russo & RussoThe DUI Double Standard2012
Russo & RussoDUI Checkpoints are not Always Legal2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor2007
Lycoming CollegeEconomicsBachelor of Arts2004
Seminole Community CollegeN/ABreath Test Operator--Intoxilyzer 8000N/A
St Petersburg CollegeN/AAgency Inspector Course--Intoxilyzer 8000N/A
University of North Florida/Institute of Police Technology and ManagementN/ADrug Recognition Expert Recertification ClassN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Skills WorkshopCross Examination2012
Great American Teach InBeing a Criminal Defense Attorney2012
DUI Caselaw UpdateDUI2011
Prosecutor's Guide to Appellate ProcedureAppellate Procedure2010
Prosecuting the Drugged DriverDrug Recognition Expert Testimony2010
Introduction to DUI ProsecutionDUI2010
DUI Trial Advocacy SchoolBreat testing Instruments2010
Cross Examination of Defense ExpertsTrial Advocacy Techniques2009