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Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
In May 2013, we learned that our 16 year old son had been accused by his nephew of sexually assaulting him. We were frantic. The charges were outrageous and totally false. We first hired a local attorney who claimed he knew what he was doing. We were soon dissatisfied with his services, so we hired Attorney James Sullivan. Unlike the first attorney, Sullivan is board certified and an expert in juvenile law. Sullivan came out to our home and spent several hours getting to know us, our son and the details of the case. Our son is a gifted musician, has Asperger’s Syndrome, is kind and follows rules. There is no way our son would abuse his cousin or anyone else. We believed that the cousin’s father, a registered sex offender, may have abused him and forced him to make the accusation. The police did no meaningful investigation whatsoever. James Sullivan, however, investigated the alleged crime scene, the background of the accuser’s parents, interviewed the investigating officer and our son’s counselor. Within one week of being hired, Sullivan said he was ready to take the case to a jury trial but was confident that he could force the prosecutor to dismiss the case. We only had to go to court once. Sullivan told the prosecutor that if he did not dismiss the charges then he would ask the court for a speedy trial. The prosecutor asked for a one month reset date to review the case. Within three weeks, Sullivan called us with the news that the prosecutor had dismissed the charges. We were ecstatic and grateful. James Sullivan is a good lawyer and he really cares for his clients. He saved our son’s life and future. I highly recommend him. ~Grateful Parents in Montgomery County
Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
Last year, August 2013, our family entered into the hardest trial and hardship of our lives to date when our teenage son was accused of fondling his younger sister and later arrested for indecency with a child. Our world was shaken, turned upside down and inside out. During a time like this, you feel vulnerable and helpless. We searched high and low for a good attorney. We found Mr. Jim Sullivan. Words could never express the gratitude we have for Mr. Sullivan. He helped us through a gut-wrenching ordeal. Dealing with a legal process that you are completely oblivious about is a scary situation. Seeing your son in orange and handcuffs, is indescribable. The peace of mind that Mr. Sullivan brought to us was immeasurable. He was there whenever we needed him. He got us the results we hoped for and was completely understanding and discreet about our situation. We cannot recommend him enough or sing his praises enough to ever repay him for what he did for our son and for us. If you need help, talk to him and let him lead and guide you through, what is surely, a most difficult and trying time. I promise, you will not be disappointed. ~A Mormon mother in Harris County
Posted by R.D., Houston, TX, a Juvenile client, Flag
You never know--until it happens--that something once thought of as “kids experimenting” or “playing doctor” between siblings can actually be a 1st degree felony (Aggravated Sexual Assault). Not that I would ever knowingly condone such behavior; however, that’s the way it happened with our family. It’s amazing to me that children can be guilty of such serious offenses when they (we) don’t even know these laws apply to such seemingly innocent or misguided behavior. In actuality, it’s totally out of the parents hands once CPS or Juvenile Services are involved. This is why you MUST obtain legal counsel immediately to protect your children’s rights. I wasn’t even sure we even needed an attorney until I called Mr. Sullivan and he informed me just how serious the situation was. He was very compassionate, direct, and even came to our home for the first consultation. I can only speak for our experience, but my grandson was able to surrender voluntarily; was walked through the detention process, and didn’t have to spend even one night in juvenile detention. Additionally, Mr. Sullivan was able to get the first hearing set within 3 weeks and, to our amazement, was able to negotiate a 1st degree felony down to a class B misdemeanor. Even the Judge commented on what a good deal he got. Fortunately, my grandson is getting the counseling he needs instead of incarceration and a sex offense on his record. We are very grateful for our outcome and I highly recommend Mr. Sullivan.
Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
When I needed a lawyer to defend my teenage son who was charged with a felony sex offense, it was a stroke of luck that Jim Sullivan answered his phone when I called. My husband and I were frantic, worried and confused, but Jim answered our questions and we were especially reassured to know that not only did he have many years of experience with similar cases but that he was also Board Certified in Juvenile Law. Like many families who understandably go through a harrowing ordeal when their teenagers face serious criminal charges, Jim's dedicated and competent representation gave us a good comfort level and eased our fears. He always treated us courteously and professionally. Because Jim is intelligent, open-minded and competitive, he has proved to be a great lawyer who represented my son to the best of his ability and negotiated a deal with the prosecutor to reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor assault--an extraordinary result for my son. In two years, my son can get his juvenile record expunged and then apply for admission to a top university.
Jim Sullivan is a genuinely good man who really cares about the case result and how it will affect his clients' future life, so he aims to secure decisions in their best interests and for that we are truly grateful.
~Concerned Mom in Fort Bend County
Posted by a client, Flag
I recently called Jim Sullivan when our young adult son had been arrested, in hopes of consulting with an attorney who would give us sound legal opinion from a Catholic Christian perspective. Mr. Sullivan spent time with me and explained the legalities of our son's situation, even looking up court documents and contact information on our son's court appointed lawyer.
It became clear, in speaking to Mr. Sullivan that practicing law is not just his career, it is his vocation. In particular, I understood that Jim Sullivan is driven to help troubled adolescents avoid entanglements with the legal system that can eventually have enduring consequences.
I believe Mr. Sullivan to be a conscientious, principled and trustworthy attorney.
- A concerned Cypress Mom
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I cannot thank you enough for your help with my case in Montgomery county. It was a very serious accusation against me. My teenage nephew falsely accused me of molesting him. You took our initial call on a weekend and assured us then that everything would turn out fine. You explained that it was very important for a good attorney to get involved before indictment because you believed a good defense attorney could get the case no billed by the grand jury. And, that's exactly what you did. You are very talented and professional at what you do. I cannot thank you enough for standing beside me, believing in me and and most importantly, your confidence. You are truly a super lawyer.
Posted by K. Ache Houston, Tx, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was so blessed to have met James Sullivan. His values, ethics and professionalism made us win the case for one of my Contractors. As recommended by him, the case was impeccably argued before the Grand Jury and it was no billed. Given his track record, I have now taken the liberty of calling him "The King of NO-BILLED" Thank you so much for your help. God Bless you!
Posted by kelvin, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I want to thank Attorney Jim Sullivan for helping me with my case. I had a probation violation on an Assault Family Violence case in Criminal District Court which resulted in jail time. Mr. Sullivan represented me and, even though my probation officer recommended revocation, he managed to get the Motion to Adjudicate Guilt dismissed on the first setting and I was released from jail later that night.
The terms of my probation included that I not have contact with my wife until completion of my BIPP counseling sessions which were for 18 weeks. My probation officer claimed that I violated my probation by returning to my house and that was false. Mr. Sullivan interviewed my mother and my wife about what really happened and then proved to the prosecutors and the probation department representative that I did not break the rules and that I should be released back to probation so that I could keep my job to provide for my children.
He thoroughly prepared for the first court setting and I am very grateful for him for going above and beyond in helping my case and would recommend him to anyone who needs not only an experienced criminal defense attorney but also an attorney who treats you like a real friend. So, with that being said, thank you Jim Sullivan for an outstanding job.
Posted by Brenda, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I recently realized I was going to be charged with a crime and set out to find a reputable attorney.
I had searched the internet and read his background, history and experience and decided to call Mr. Sullivan to see if he would be the one I would want to represent me. I was pleasantly surprised that yes, he does answer his own phone :) The time and care he took to to listen even before hiring him was amazing. He is not just a lawyer out to make money even though this is his professional career. He is well worth hiring and worth every bit of what he charges. I found him to be reputable , ready and capable to move forward with my case. It is not everyday that you have to put yourself into somebody elses hands and let them seek justice or defend you. I am a mother,grandmother just your average, everyday person. I know using the internet and choosing someone to represent you is a huge decision. There are many lawyers out there and I am happy to have found one that truly has a heart and is credible and known in the court. It is also important that he has trial experience. He was able to help me even before it got that far ,but was prepared to move forward if necessary. This is a plus because as you may or may not know, not all attorneys also have trial experience which is important to consider when being charged with a crime.
This is how I came to know Mr. Jim Sullivan. I urge you if your in need of an attorney. He is definitely the one you want fighting for you. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Matthew, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Best Defense Attorney in Houston, Jim Sullivan! You won t go wrong hiring this lawyer. I m very thankful, I did. Gettting a bond outta jail, my mother and friend gave me 5 lawyers to call. He was the first on the list, which they also thought was a good man to work with. He stood out with his reasonable prices, down to earth speaking, and witty humor. He explained exactly what would be the best outcome and the process in detail. He was polite and answered all my questions I had. Being the first time being locked up I was a little nervous and prayed a lot. Jim had a lot of confidence my case would be dismissed. a couple months later, he was right. All charges were dismissed. If you re looking for a Defense Attorney, who stands behind his word, and fights hard for you when you need it the most. Contact Jim, I highly recommend him.
Posted by Demonisha, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jim Sullivan saved my life. I had never been in trouble before. I am a single mom with three kids. A neighbor’s boy, an 11 year old bully, beat up my 9 year old son. My 10 year old son then went outside and gave the bully a black eye. The bully ran home and told his momma that I had hit him. His momma came over and attacked me. The next day that woman called the police and I got arrested for a felony, Injury to a Child. I spent 2 weeks in jail for something I didn’t do before my momma got enough money together to pay the bondsman. Before Jim Sullivan defended me, I was afraid. I thought the best I could get was probation. I just don’t trust the law. I’ve seen too many people go to trial, lose and get a lot of prison time. But Jim believed in me. When we first went to court, Jim told me the government was offering me deferred adjudication on the felony, but he said that I shouldn’t take it. Jim told me he would fight my case all the way to trial and that there was no way he was gonna let me plead guilty when I was innocent. Over the next few months, he worked on my case. He came to my neighborhood and spent many hours talking to witnesses. On my first trial setting, Jim told me that the government was now offering me a better deal--deferred adjudication on a misdemeanor assault, but Jim told me that I should not take it because I was not guilty of that either. He was sure he would win my case at trial and I believed him. Over 6 months, we went to court 10 different times. Finally, on my third trial setting, the government dismissed my case! I thank God that Jim was my attorney. He truly cared about me and my family. I cannot thank him enough. Because of him, I still have a clean record and I can still work to support my kids.
Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
Jim Sullivan helped our son and family through a very difficult time. On a Friday evening in February 2012, our son was handcuffed and taken from our home for detainment at the Juvenile facility (Fort Bend County) on a class 3 Felony charge of stalking. We were informed that we would not be able to see him until visiting hours Monday. Our lives had been turned upside down and our son’s support system (his family) had been ripped out from under him.
My husband, who is lawyer, immediately began researching Houston area juvenile attorneys. Based on Jim’s profile and qualifications, my husband called him late Friday evening. Jim answered the phone and arranged to meet us at the Juvenile Detention Facility early Saturday afternoon.
Jim connected with our son immediately. It was apparent he cared about him as a whole person, not just the kid who suddenly found himself in trouble. He was more than just a lawyer to my son. He shared his own experiences and his positive attitude about life and relationships. Jim is not only a good lawyer but a good role model for our children.
The Felony charge did not stick and we are thankful for Jim’s help and counsel.
Anonymous from Fort Bend County
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Sullivan is a great lawyer. He got my son's case no billed after a false charge. I knew my son was innocent & Mr. Sullivan proved that in his packet, to the Grand Jury! Thank you Mr. Sullivan for all your hard work & dedication to the case!
Posted by Tracie, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I hired Jim Sullivan for my daughters felony evading arrest and theft case. I could not be any happier with my decision. He is an amazing attorney and a very compassionate and understanding human being. Both of my daughters cases were dismissed! I would highly reccomend Jim Sullivan to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney.
Posted by Kay, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
As an attorney, Jim Sullivan is low profile, down to earth, insightful, and most importantly, effective. I had met with other attorneys that presented a tough and flashy image and claimed to be the best in town, but I chose Jim because I trusted his integrity, capability and sincerity to do his best in representing me in the criminal case (theft) that was charged against me. I was proven to have made a sound judgment - Jim had my case totally dismissed without a trial setting, two months after the charge was made against me. From what I have observed, Jim does not just apply a standard formula to a case and then proceed in the legal system’s “production line.” Instead, he thinks outside the box and he catches details that are critical to properly define the nature of an event and he goes on to break through a seemingly impossible situation. Jim is a very good attorney, a good man and a true blessing.