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James Gary Sullivan

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  1. Mr.Sullivan cares about his clients and is highly reliable. I recommend him!

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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    On October 3, 2014, I was stopped by a police officer in north of Houston when I was driving my sick two year old son to the doctor. He claimed that I was speeding and would arrest me if I did not sign the ticket. I moved to the U.S. from China several years ago and my husband is a U.S. citizen. I believed that if I signed the ticket then I would be saying I was guilty, however I promised to pay the ticket if I was found to be guilty in court. The officer insisted on arresting me for not signing the ticket even though I was taking my sick son to the doctor. When I told him, “if something happens to my son, I will sue you”, the officer claimed that I said “I will shoot you” and charged me with making a Terroristic Threat. I could not believe what was happening to me. I have never been in trouble with the law before. It was outrageous! I searched online for a good criminal defense lawyer with experience representing people from other cultures and found James Sullivan. When I told him what happened, he was as outraged as I was. He was also confident that he could win the case at trial and might be able to get it dismissed without going to trial. And, that is exactly what he did. I only had to go to court three times. Between the third and fourth court settings, Mr. Sullivan called to tell me that the case was dismissed and my nightmare was over. Sullivan cares about his clients and is highly reliable. I recommend him.

  2. Thanks Mr. Sullivan for getting my domestic violence charges dismissed in Liberty County!

    Posted by Francisco,
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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    In August 2014, I hired Mr. James Sullivan for my domestic violence criminal case in Liberty county. I was wrongfully accused of assault, although the alleged victim didn't press charges. There was an argument one night, and my girlfriend and I ended up getting physical, but not to the point of hurting each other and having assault charges filed against me. The police were called by the neighbors, and when they arrived, they saw the broken glass, objects that had been thrown, and immediately assumed the worst. The police took pictures of the scene and of my girlfriend, and the case was picked up by the State. I do have a past criminal history, and I believe that had more to do with their decision to charge me rather than any actual evidence. There was nothing my girlfriend and I could do to close our case or drop the charges, so it was to be taken to court. I did my research on the best defense lawyers in Houston, and one of the names and ratings that caught my attention were those of Mr. Sullivan. I made the call and explained my situation. Being from a small town outside Houston, I was hesitant if he was going to agree to travel an hour and a half for my case. Mr. Sullivan explained that he did not regularly travel that far, but he agreed and assured me that he could help me with my legal problem. Getting an appointment with him was quick and easy. He was very confident about my case which, in turn, made me confident in having him represent me. He made the long trip for my initial court setting, was very efficient and even prepared to set the case for a jury trial. After worrying about having an assault charge on my record, and having it interfere with job opportunities, he successfully got the State to back down and agree to a deal to get my charges dismissed--a brief pre-trial diversion. All I had to do was take anger management classes and not pick up any new offenses for 6 months. I did not even have to report to probation. Mr. Sullivan did an excellent job in defending me, and I will definitely recommend him to anyone needing a criminal defense lawyer.

  3. Mr. Sullivan is a very professional attorney and got our son's felony charges dismissed in a very short period of time

    Posted by Jim,
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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    Mr. Sullivan is a very professional attorney that is down to earth and easy to talk to. Our son was falsely charged with credit card abuse. Mr. Sullivan took the time to talk to us and to understand the details of what our son's case was about and the details of what brought the charges. He was very dedicated throughout the process and got the charges dismissed in a very short period of time. He saved us the grief and cost of having to go to trial. We appreciate his hard work and thoroughness in taking care of our son's case. We highly recommend him.

  4. Attorney Jim Sullivan sincerely cares about his clients

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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    Last December I was charged with misdemeanor theft after shoplifting at my local grocery store. I was under a lot of personal stress and made the worst decision of my life that day. As a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, if I were convicted of theft, I would never be able to find a job in my field. I was so blessed to have met Attorney Jim Sullivan who helped me to obtain a Pretrial Diversion and consequently gave me a second chance in life. Before hiring Jim, I had read many good reviews about him and I am now writing one myself. Jim spent his entire Saturday afternoon talking to my husband and me and asking thoughtful questions about my case, my life and our background. I overcame great hardship, persevered and studied really hard to earn admission into a prestigious university. To have a theft conviction or even a deferred adjudication on my record would be devastating.

    Jim Sullivan helped me gather all the information I needed for the Pretrial Diversion application and went above and beyond the requirements to make sure the DA would feel how regretful I was for my mistake and would allow me a second chance in life. Jim not only spent many hours proofreading and editing my application and giving me advice, he also requested additional information and wrote a follow up letter to the prosecutor to overcome her resistance to my initial application. Thanks to his hard work, commitment and belief in me, I was granted a Pretrial Diversion. Jim Sullivan truly saved my life and allowed me to take responsibility for my mistake without compromising my future and career. He went to court three times with me and was always there to support me. My case was difficult because as I was not yet working I did not meet the requirements for the PTD, but Jim was able to convince the prosecutor that I should be granted the PTD anyway.

    My husband and I are so glad to have met Jim Sullivan, not only as a great lawyer, but also as a wonderful person who sincerely cares about his clients.

  5. Mr. Sullivan saved my 17 year old daughter's future and also convinced her to get help for her drug addiction.

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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    I am writing to commend Mr. Sullivan for his actions and efforts to put into place a pretrial intervention for my daughter. Arrested at school at just 17, she was charged as an adult on felony drug charges. Upon contacting Mr. Sullivan, he immediately laid out the steps she needed to take. He also insisted on my daughter seeking immediate help for her drug usage at a 12 step program. The intervention program will provide the opportunity for my daughter to expunge her felony charge in just two years after completing the program, and more importantly, through his insistence in joining Narcotics Anonymous, my daughter has been able to take control of her drug addiction, get back on the right path to finish high school and then go on to college. I highly recommend Mr. Sullivan.

  6. Thanks Mr. Sullivan for Getting Our Lives Back

    Posted by Destiny,
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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    My husband Richard Longtine was involved in an unfortunate and violent altercation in the home while our four year old daughter was nearby. Richard’s brother is a drug addict, was high on synthetic drugs, flipped out over something petty, pulled out a knife and then lunged towards Richard’s face. Richard threw his arms up to block the thrust and got stabbed in his right arm. My husband then scrambled to his bedroom to get his gun. His brother followed quickly after him with the knife in his hand. When his brother kept advancing on him and refused to drop the knife, my husband had to shoot him to survive. His brother was released from the hospital the same day, but the lack of a proper police investigation and the lies told by a witness caused my husband to be charged immediately after the shooting with “Aggravated Assault on a Family Member"! My husband was arrested and taken downtown to jail, he had never had any trouble with the law prior to this situation. I called around to several attorneys who seemed very "gung ho" on getting paid and some even charged just to talk. I found Jim Sullivan on the Avvo website where he has superb reviews. Speaking on the phone with Jim I was instantly ready for a face to face, we headed to his office the same day. Jim is very knowledgeable in this field and comforting. He breaks down what legal terminology you do not understand and explains it in layman’s terms. This situation would be scary for anyone, especially people who have never dealt with anything like this before, and some of the attorneys I spoke with were very crude (one even immediately called our judge a foul word and said we were screwed ) and hard to understand when it came to explaining our situation. Jim explained that he believed that he could get the case no billed (dismissed) by the grand jury so that my husband could get the charges expunged from his record. Within a few weeks of meeting him, Jim put together a compelling defense packet for the grand jury. My husband was arrested on September 27, 2014 and his case was NO BILLED by the grand jury on December 5, 2014. Thanks Jim for all of your help and kindness. It really helped the best it could in a situation like this!

  7. Thank you Mr. Sullivan for such a great consult on my felony charge, I feel a lot better about it now!

    Posted by Brandy,
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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you so very much to Mr. James Sullivan for his help. While he is not yet my Attorney, he himself answered when I called his office regarding felony charges I'm currently facing in Galveston County. After spending most of my day talking to answering machines and office clerks, it was wonderful to actually speak with an attorney. Mr. Sullivan spent the better half of an hour going over my case with me and some different options I have. For the first time since this charge came about I finally feel a little relief about the situation. Not only did Mr. Sullivan give me more than a full consultation on this charge, he also spent some time explaining who he was and getting to know who I was. Throughout our conversation he never once brought up pricing or whether I was interested in hiring him, I think I actually had to bring that part up. He simply helped me. Not very often do you come across people that are willing to take true time out of their day to help a stranger without gaining in some way. But Mr. Sullivan did just that for me. I'm very grateful and God bless you.

  8. Felony theft - Case reduced to a misdemeanor without any fees!

    Posted by Juan,
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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    When I got arrested for a DWI 2nd in Fort Bend County, I found out I also had a felony warrant for theft out of Jefferson County. I hired a lawyer for the DWI case, and that lawyer referred me to Jim Sullivan for the theft case. I am so glad he did. About 6 years ago, I had a drug problem and I stole over $10,000 from my employer to pay back a dealer the money I owed him. My boss found out and called the cops. I told the cop I did it and I would pay it back. I went with him to the station and signed a statement. The cop told me I would get papers in the mail telling me when to go to court. I waited 5 months, didn’t get anything and moved back to Houston. I thought the case had been dropped and then I got arrested.
    I told Mr. Sullivan that I did it and just wanted probation on the felony theft. When I later told him I was not a U.S. citizen and had come here as a child, he told me a felony probation would get me deported. I got real scared because I have a wife and 3 kids. Mr. Sullivan looked into the case and found out that the place I had worked for had been bought by another company and then closed down. He told me that he talked to the new company and they did not care about my case and might not even have any records from the theft.
    Mr. Sullivan told me I should go to trial and beat the case, but I did not want to risk it. Even still, Mr. Sullivan got the prosecutor to give me a really good deal. Instead of a felony, I got a misdemeanor with only a week in jail. And, I did not have to pay any of the money back! No restitution, no fine, no court costs and no probation fees! I even did less time on the theft than on the DWI! Mr. Sullivan did a great job! He saved me and my family! If I had been deported, I would have lost everything. My family could not survive without me. One of my kids has asthma and has to go to the doctor a lot. My wife could not raise our kids on her own. Instead, now I can stay here and keep working to support my family. What do you say to someone who saves you and your family? Words are not enough. I will always be grateful for what Mr. Sullivan did for me and my family.

  9. Hiring Mr. Sullivan to represent you is the best decision you’ll ever make

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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    James Sullivan is the best defense attorney in Houston. He saved my life 3 different times. At age 17 I was busted for possession of marihuana and my mother hired him to defend me. I was guilty, but Mr. Sullivan got my case reduced to a class C misdemeanor with deferred adjudication. Two years later I got arrested for assault. I was defending my girlfriend from some bad guys, but they lied about what happened. Mr. Sullivan investigated the case and set it for a jury trial. On the day of trial, the prosecutor dismissed it! Finally, a year later, I was with three friends as we were driving away from a party when an off-duty cop shot at us for no reason. He could’ve killed us! I yelled for everyone to duck just as bullets exploded through the back window. I was terrified. We ditched the ride nearby and got away on foot. A few months later I found out that I was charged with a first degree felony--aggravated assault against a police officer. Sullivan told me that the cop said I had a gun and was pointing it back at him at the time. All lies. I was afraid my life was over. My family scraped together the money to pay a bondsman. Mr. Sullivan said he could probably get the case dismissed by the grand jury but that he had to work fast. On the first court setting, the prosecutors were talking about giving me 15 to 20 years in prison, but Mr. Sullivan just told them to hold the case from a grand jury while he could prepare a defense to present. After talking with all the witnesses and looking at the State’s evidence, he did just that. About two weeks later the grand jury dismissed it and I got my life back! Thanks Mr. Sullivan. I cannot even imagine how different my life would be if you had not represented me. You always encouraged me to stop living the crazy life, get on the right path and finish my education. I finally did, and I am now studying in college. I owe it all to you. You made a huge difference in my life, and for that I will always be grateful.

  10. Mr. Sullivan saved my child from being charged with a felony sex crime.

    Posted by B.C.L,
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    • I recommend James Sullivan.

    Mr. James Sullivan is a great attorney and a real person. He met with my family right away and spoke with us over dinner and got to know my child. Right away he tackled my child's case before the charges were even picked up from the state of Texas. My child was not charged with a felony but received deferred adjudication on a misdemeanor. I truly believe it was his persistence and devotion that helped our case so much. One thing I cannot forget is how he always answered my phone calls and questions and during that hard time, these simple things meant everything to me and my family. Had he not fought for us my eleven year old would have been charged with a Felony juvenile sex crime because he was at school and goofing off in class in front of other classmates. The best thing I did was call him the moment I found out that charges might be picked up by the state.

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