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Posted by Page
Mr. Sullivan represented my son twice and both times he did an excellent job. My son has bipolar disorder and ADHD and Mr. Sullivan understood how that affected my son's choices and actions. The first time he represented my son he was a juvenile. What impressed me is he spoke to my son and listened to what he had to say. He treated him with respect. The first occasion my son was given some classes and the offense was dropped from his record.
The next time we called upon Mr. Sullivan my son was now considered an adult and was being wrongfully accused by the police of evading detention. After Mr. Sullivan heard my son's side of the story he agreed to defend him. He asked us to provide our detailed account of the situation in writing and we did. When we had our first court hearing it was evident that the DA's office was not going to dismiss the case. Mr. Sullivan told my son that if he wanted to go to trial he would fight for him, but it was up to him. I appreciated him asking and fighting for my son!
I believe the tenacity of Mr. Sullivan and his insistence on a jury trial are what finally persuaded the DA's office to dismiss charges for my son. Not only did this happen for our son, but the 3 other young men being wrongfully accused also were dismissed. So essentially Mr. Sullivan helped them all by listening, understanding and believing my son and then not allowing us to give up proving it to be a false accusation!
I would recommend Mr. Sullivan to anyone who is looking for an honest, understanding, and tenacious attorney!
Posted by Harry
Mr. Sullivan is wonderful as both a lawyer and a friend! I was recently undergoing an instance where I didn’t think I would need help to prove my innocence, however things are not always as they seem. Mr. Sullivan was not judgmental of my actions at all and helped me step by step through my struggle. I don’t know how I would have conquered the case without his help, advice, and compassion. In the end, my criminal case was dismissed and I can get my record expunged! If you are ever accused of a crime, he will always be by your side.
Posted by AD
I did not know where to turn when my teenage granddaughter was falsely accused of a felony offense. I began carefully searching for a reputable attorney and that is when I found Jim Sullivan. After reading former client reviews on Avvo, I called him. I found after talking with Jim on the phone and meeting him in person that without a doubt he was indeed the attorney that my granddaughter needed to represent her. I hired him to defend her. Along with good representation, he encouraged my granddaughter as though she were his very own child.
We are very pleased with the outcome as Jim fought hard, set the case for a jury trial and was able to get it dismissed a few days before trial. When I gave my granddaughter the good news, through her tears, you could literally feel her sense of relief, knowing that her life was back on the right track. Today she continues to make good grades and works hard at making the right choices. I would highly recommend Jim Sullivan no matter what the circumstances are … because with Jim Sullivan, there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
Posted by BJS
I was one of the 30 individuals who was arrested in Montgomery County in an online solicitation of a minor sex sting. After speaking to many attorneys in this area of practice, I chose Jim Sullivan. He took the time to hear my case out before even being hired. We literally spoke for 30-45 minutes about the severity of my case, the options and strategies I had in spear heading this case and never was I sold false hope. He was very honest and upright. His prices were reasonable. And most importantly he fought to get me a 7 year deferred adjudication in one of the most conservative counties in Texas. During the punishment hearing, he pointed out that the police used questionable tactics in luring in sex addicts like myself who otherwise might never have gotten in trouble. The police placed an ad in the casual encounters section of Craig's List about an underage girl home alone looking for fun. Craig's List is only for adults. That ad was even later flagged for removal because it broke their rules. As Sullivan pointed out, that would be no different than police placing an ad for free drugs on the social media page of N.A. or for free liquor on the page of A.A. to lure in substance abusers. It is no wonder that 30 guys showed up in such short order. These tactics by police should be against the law. They are ruining the lives of otherwise harmless addicts. I lost my job and reputation over this, but fortunately not my freedom. I highly recommend Jim Sullivan for any criminal defenses especially sex crimes. My family and I want to thank you for giving me a second chance at life. Thank you Jim.
Posted by a client
I was pleased to find attorney Jim Sullivan to represent my 16yr old nephew who was charged with a felony of aggravated assault in Brazoria County. Although the charges were serious, my nephew acted in self-defense. The other teen, two years older, is a known drug dealer, has a reputation for carrying weapons and had threatened to kill my nephew. During the mutual fist fight, the other teen fell and hurt his head. My nephew was devastated because he was not trying to hurt the other teen but only to defend himself. The other teen was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery and had weeks of recovery. He did fully recover and did not change his lifestyle at all. Through a court-appointed attorney, the prosecutor only offered either several years of determinate probation or to certify him as an adult where he could face 2 to 20 years in prison and have an adult criminal record. Either of those options was outrageous, unfair, and unjust. I then sought out an attorney who would fight for my nephew. After contacting Mr. Suliivan, I was pleased that he was able to meet with us immediately even after business hours. He took his time talking with us and spent at least two hours while not rushing our interview. Mr. Sullivan seems to genuinely care about people and especially teens. He always showed care and concern for my nephew. At the meeting, Mr. Sullivan agreed to take the case to a jury trial to get the best result. He was confident he could get the right result from the jury. In court, he told the prosecutor that if she did not dismiss the case or at least agree to a misdemeanor probation in which my nephew could later get his record sealed, then he would set the case for a trial and try it to a jury. And, finally, that is what the prosecutor finally agreed to. Mr. Sullivan was able to get my nephew a misdemeanor probation for less than one year without any jail time and was even able to get his probation transfered to Harris County. Although the outcome was not perfect it was much more desirable, something my nephew could live with and be able to continue on in life and still have a good future. I thank you Mr. Sullivan for working to help my nephew through this difficult time.
Posted by Theo
I was falsely accused of aggravated assault in Galveston County. When I first started looking for an attorney, I thought I'd just be paying for a service, someone who would give me the facts and represent me well. Little did I know I would find a person who was genuinely concerned. I work crazy hours and needless to say when I do have time most people are sleeping, however Jim Sullivan would always answer the phone. Two things really stuck out about Jim, one is the fact that he actually cared not just about my case but about me. He even tried to help me with making wise financial decisions and gave me advice on investing. And the second is that he spoke about his past achievements. It gave me a notion of "he's overcome worse scenarios than my case", his sense of readiness eased a lot of my fears. It gave me the confidence I needed to know things would work themselves out. He first fought to get the case dismissed by the grand jury, but we could not find a key witness until a week after the State got the case indicted. Despite that, Jim set the case for a jury trial on the first setting after the prosecutor refused to dismiss it. The prosecutor was so visibly shaken that he actually ran to his office to get a motion to delay the trial even though it was a few months out. The next month the prosecutor offered to drop my case to a misdemeanor, and despite Jim’s advice I signed for it. I never saw a day in jail. I only agreed to the plea deal because I had to work off shore, otherwise I believe he would have got the case dismissed at trial. I highly recommend Jim Sullivan to anyone who needs a defense attorney. He not only met the basic requirements of any attorney but exceeded by being involved with his clients.
As a title, I suggest: Jim Sullivan fought to get my aggravated assault in Galveston County reduced to a misdemeanor with time served.
Posted by Mike
I want to thank Mr. Sullivan for his excellent representation of my 20 year old son who was falsely accused of a serious felony. I’d already spoken with several other lawyers and they seemed more interested in whether I could pay their large legal fee than in seeking justice for my son. When I told them I couldn’t afford it and asked about a payment plan, they turned me away. My searching finally led me to James Sullivan. When I first spoke with him over the phone and told him what had happened, it was obvious that he was really concerned about what my son had gone through. I was able to get an appointment the next day. During the meeting, he asked my son a number of thoughtful questions about what had happened and about my son. We spoke for close to 2 hours and not once did he bring up fees. Instead, he was understanding and seemed to truly care about my son and his future. He then explained a detailed plan on how he could fight the case and probably get it dismissed by the grand jury within 1 to 3 months. I was shocked to learn that my son’s case could be dismissed so quickly. I had never heard of this approach. None of the other lawyers even mentioned it. They all quoted large fees for a trial that might not happen for a year or longer. My son had a good job, but he lost it when he was arrested. I don’t think he would’ve made it if he had to wait a year or longer before he could get another good job. When I asked Mr. Sullivan what he would charge, I was surprised that it was only about 1/2 of what the other lawyers wanted, and he even agreed to work with me on making payments. About two months later he called to tell me that the grand jury had dismissed my son’s case and that he could get his record expunged. I was so ecstatic and relieved. My son could get his life back on track and put this behind him. I am so thankful for what Mr. Sullivan did for my son. He is a good lawyer and a good man. If you need a defense lawyer to fight for you, I recommend him.
Posted by Bryce
Attorney Jim Sullivan represented me on a felony theft of a firearm charge. The felony was filed a year earlier when I had a severe drug addiction and was suffering from PTSD resulting from my harrowing Air Force service in Afghanistan. I stole the gun to get money to feed my addiction. At that time, I felt so bad I just wanted to die. Fortunately, the VA got me into rehab and I was several months sober by the time I had to go to court. I found Sullivan online. In the client reviews, I read that he had won an aggravated assault trial for another war veteran. Now, I am pleased to add my own review. I found his service to be outstanding to say the least. Sullivan is a very kind and caring professional, with his number one priority being his client’s welfare. He did a great service for me and continuously showed compassion to me while I had many other issues in my life. I spoke with over 20 different attorneys before speaking with Mr. Sullivan, and he was the only one that suggested he could get my case transferred to Veterans Court where I could work out a contract with the prosecutors to get my case dismissed if I followed their rules. I didn't even know about Veterans Court, and for that matter neither did any other attorney I spoke with! Sullivan worked with me in making payments and even gave me a discount because of my military service. I would without question recommend him to anyone who needs legal representation. He is very easy to speak with and shows no judgment of anyone's situation. If you need a top notch criminal defense attorney, then please look no further and give him a call!
Posted by a client
My 16 year old daughter was arrested in December for smoking pot on school property. Two weeks later she was arrested again for shoplifting. We did not know any juvenile attorneys and did not know anyone who could refer one to us. My internet search found attorney James Sullivan. He is board certified in juvenile law and I found a lot of good reviews about him. He answered the telephone when I called and gave me a very fair flat rate to handle both matters. Mr. Sullivan worked out a fantastic deal with prosecutors where our daughter follows the rules of probation for only 6 months, we were assessed very minimal fees, and she has to attend a decision-making class. At the end of the 6 months, if she does not get into any more trouble, both cases will be dismissed and she can then ask the court to seal her record. Our daughter was scared enough by the process that she has completely turned over a new leaf, but her future is still intact, not marred by a juvenile history. We could not be more pleased with the outcome achieved by Mr. Sullivan. We hope your child never needs a juvenile defense attorney, but if he or she does, we highly recommend attorney James Sullivan.
--Hopeful Cypress Mom
Posted by a client
James Sullivan is an awesome lawyer. Last year he defended me in a felony theft case. I decided to go with Sullivan because he has the best attributes and great testimonies of people that he helped. My case was not an easy one since I got caught shoplifting more than 2K at a Macys store with a friend. The charge that I got was a felony and I thought that my life was completely ruined. I had just turned 19 when the incident happened and I was a straight A student in high school. I went online and found all the good reviews about Sullivan and decided to hire him. The case was a tricky one because my friend was also charged with a felony and hired a separate lawyer so I figured he was going to try to blame it all on me even though we both did the crime. I had bought a device online that let us remove security tags so we figured we could just grab a bunch of expensive polo shirts, remove the tags in the changing room and then walk out the door with them. And of course we got caught.
James Sullivan met with me and my family. I could tell that he really cared and was very concerned about my future. He even explained my options in Spanish to my parents. He told me about a possibility that I had never heard about. I thought my only hope was to get probation to stay out of jail. Instead he explained that a pre-trial intervention is a contract with the DA’s office that if I follow the rules of probation for a year then my case is dismissed and the record could be expunged two years later, however he also said that the chances were small because the DA’s office rarely approves them on felony cases. Sullivan helped me put together a good application and even suggested to my friend’s lawyer to do the same. The next month the prosecutor did approve them but he also told us it was a rare result and not to let him down because we were only the 3rd and 4th persons to get this deal in his district court.
Last week, I finished the contract. James Sullivan came to court to make sure that the prosecutor dismissed our cases. My friend’s lawyer didn’t even show up. In two years I will call Sullivan to get the felony record expunged. I just finished my first year in college with an A average and I cannot imagine what my life would be like if I had a felony conviction, so I thank James Sullivan for working hard to get me the pre-trial intervention and thus giving me a new opportunity in life.