Dustin RT Sullivan is a local Brunswick County attorney who has offices in both Brunswick and Onslow Counties. As the President of the Brunswick County Bar, he is a member of the 13th Judicial District, which encompasses Bladen, Columbus, and Brunswick Counties.
Mr. Sullivan has handled thousands of cases involving criminal defense, taking on a hands-on approach to his clients, dedicating himself to having his clients understand the process of their case. Instead of talking to secretaries and assistants over the phone, Mr. Sullivan encourages a direct mode of communication so clients are more at ease with the pressures that criminal charges cause.
Mr. Sullivan handles a wide variety of cases, ranging from speeding tickets to class B1 felonies. Over the course of his career he has represented a number of clients who make front page news in the Wilmington Star and Brunswick Beacon. Mr. Sullivan has a great deal of trial experience which he brings to the table for each and every client. Focusing his attention to only criminal defense and DWI cases, he fights to make sure his clients' rights are protected.
In 2009, Mr. Sullivan was accepted into the United States Army Reserve JAG Corps. However, after careful consideration and belief in "family first", he thought it appropriate to continue practicing law in the area he calls home.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Sullivan attended the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, receiving multiple scholarships in football, academics, community service, and leadership. He played football all four years, where his team finished 18th in the nation for Division1-AA. Mr. Sullivan attended the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia where he was awarded for his services in Moot Court and Community Service as well as his membership in multiple organizations.
Dustin Sullivan worked at the Prosecutors Office in Cincinnati, OH for nearly four years and began his career in North Carolina working for the Brunswick County District Attorney's Office and New Hanover District Attorney's Office during and following law school. Mr. Sullivan also was a partner for over three years at Sullivan & Williams focusing on criminal defense.
Dustin RT Sullivan is an active member and strong supporter of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2014|
|Top 100 DUI Attorney||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|Featured as Excellent Attorney Criminal Defense||Avvo||2014|
|Finalist for Best Attorney in Cape Fear Region||WilmingtonStarNews||2013|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
|Top Contributor Criminal Defense||Avvo||2012|
|Moot Court Board||Appalachian School of Law||2006|
|Owner||Sullivan Law, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Sullivan & Snow, PLLC||2010 - 2014|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Sullivan & Williams, PLLC||2007 - 2010|
|Legal Assistant||New Hanover Co. District Attorneys Office||2006 - 2006|
|Legal Assistant||Brunswick Co. District Attorneys Office||2005 - 2006|
|Intern||Rep. Steve Chabot, United States Congress||2001 - 2001|
|Legal Clerk||Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Attorneys at Law||2000 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|13th Judicial District||President-Elect||2016 - Present|
|Brunswick Co. Bar||President||2012 - Present|
|13th Judicial District||Member||2007 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section||Associate Member||2007 - Present|
|North Carolina ASL Alumni||President||2007 - Present|
|State v. Mercer||N/A|
|State of North Carolina v. Jenelle Evans||23 of 24 charges dismissed or findings of not guilty|
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|Appalachian School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Dayton School of Law||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Anderson High School||N/A||N/A||1997|
|TBD||Interpreting for the Courts||2013|
|Criminal Law Primer||Starting Your Law Firm||2013|