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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1994||07/28/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Criminal Lawyer||Houstonia Magazine||2016|
|Client's Choice Award as Top Defense Attorney||AVVO||2016|
|Top Criminal Lawyer||Houstonia Magazine||2015|
|Client's Choice Award as Top Defense Attorney||AVVO||2015|
|Client's Choice Award as Top Defense Attorney||AVVO||2014|
|Top Criminal Lawyer||Houstonia Magazine||2014|
|Client's Choice Award as Top Defense Attorney||AVVO||2013|
|Top Criminal Lawer||Houstonia Magazine||2013|
|Board Certified - Juvenile Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||1994|
|Owner||James G. Sullivan and Associates||1994 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Ranch Club Member||2012 - Present|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||1995 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Attorney Member||1994 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America||Eagle Member||1982 - Present|
|Houston Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2014 - 2015|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2005 - 2006|
|State v. Juvenile - Deadly Conduct||Not guilty by jury|
|State v. Shepherd - Injury to a Child||Dismissed on third trial setting|
|State v. Hall - Aggravated Assault||No Billed (dismissed) by Grand Jury|
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|Houston Press||School Scam? Did a teacher fabricate a student assault to collect disability?||2000|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Criminal Trial Advocacy||N/A||2015|
|South Texas College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Baylor University||Journalism and Mass Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Rotary Club||Proposal for More Personal Recognizance Bonds on Indigent Cases||2010|
|Indigent Defense Panel||In Support of Public Defenders Office||2010|
Posted by Freda
My daughter Ja’Shandrah Dixon was falsely accused of Aggravated Assault on a family member back in May 2015. Terence Batiste, her baby’s daddy, has a history of family violence against her, abuses drugs and has mental problems. In fact, my daughter had sought a protective order against this man just a few weeks before this and the DA’s office refused to grant it.
On this day in May, Terence threw his bicycle in front of her moving vehicle with their young son and a family friend inside to force her to come to a screeching halt. He then cursed at her. The family friend was scared for her life and told her to drive on. To get away from him, she drove over his bicycle. Terence then lied to the police, saying she was trying to kill him. Witnesses said they heard her break but did not see her run over him. The sheriff’s deputy did not take statements from the passengers in the car. Instead, they arrested her and she was held in jail on a high bond.
I called many attorneys but could not afford them. I finally came across Attorney James Sullivan and told him about the arrest of my daughter. He told me what he charges to take on a case like this and was willing to work with me by way of a payment plan.
Attorney Sullivan was a Godsend from the very beginning. His personality was that of someone you’ve known all your life which made me comfortable in working with him. He immediately got her bond cut in half so I could bond her out. Afterwards, we all met with Attorney Sullivan. The three of us went over the case, and he told us he wanted to fight her case at the Grand Jury and that it would be much quicker and less expensive than fighting it at a jury trial. He explained the difference between having the case dismissed by the State and having it no billed by the Grand Jury.
After two months, Attorney James Sullivan called me and told me the Grand Jury no billed the case and that she could get her record expunged. I highly recommend Attorney James Sullivan.
Many thanks Attorney James Sullivan
Posted by Ofelia
I would like to make a comment regarding Jim Sullivan. He recently represented my granddaughter in a drug case that would've been an obstacle for her future, and possibly in the way of getting into college. First we arranged a meeting at his office. He had spoken to my granddaughter, explaining that her mistake could cost her, her future. Letting her know that college is a main priority in having a successful life. He also explained to my granddaughter and I the process of going into the courtroom, and what he shall request for them to seal the case. Everything went well as planned. He is a Man of his Word. Genuinely honest, and truly cares about an individual's future. I definitely recommend him. His prices are very reasonable. I loved how everything fit in place with him being my granddaughters lawyer. He is the Lawyer that will change your life for the better. Such an amazing Lawyer. Thank you for everything.
Me gustaría hacer un comentario acerca de Jim Sullivan . Él recientemente representó a mi nieta en un caso de drogas que han sido un obstáculo para su futuro , y posiblemente en la forma de entrar en la universidad. En primer lugar nos organizó una reunión en su oficina. Había hablado con mi nieta, explicando que su error podría costarle , su futuro . Haciéndole saber que la universidad es una prioridad principal en tener una vida exitosa . También explicó a mi nieta y yo el proceso de entrar en la sala del tribunal , y lo que deberá solicitar para ellos para sellar el caso . Todo fue bien como planificado. Él es un hombre de palabra .Realmente honesto y verdaderamente se preocupa por un futuro de un individuo. Definitivamente lo recomiendo . Sus precios son muy razonables . Me encantó lo que todo encaje en su lugar con él siendo mi abogado de mi nieta . Él es el abogado que cambiará su vida para mejor . Tal Abogado increíble . Gracias por todo.
Posted by anonymous
On March 4, 2016, my son was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in Montgomery County. Around 1am that night 5 men came to my son’s apartment in 2 different vehicles, one stolen along with guns, ski masks and gloves. My son heard them outside and looked from the balcony and saw one of them attempting to steal his car. Afraid and uncertain he grabbed his gun and yelled "get the hell away from my car!" The other 4 guys were heading to his apartment so my son fired 3-4 warning shots with the intention to scare them away. Unfortunately he struck one of them in the chest and they took off.
Not realizing at the time that one of them was hit he went back into the apartment. A couple hours later my son’s apartment was surrounded by state police and detectives. After receiving a phone call from the officers telling him what he had done he was left to surrender, but before he surrendered and afraid to go outside he dismembered the gun because he didn’t want the officers to think he was armed and dangerous.
Four days later we hired criminal defense lawyer James Sullivan to defend my son. That same day James visited my son in the jail and began to investigate his case. My son’s bond was $100,000 and he was a first time offender with a good history and awesome background, however he had gotten into a situation and we needed the best lawyer with a lot of experience and knowledge regarding criminal matters.
James Sullivan asked the prosecutor to hold the case from the grand jury so he could prepare a defense and also fought to get his bond lowered. After 3 court and bond hearings, James got the bond lowered from $100,000 all the way down to $15,000 and then we got him out. James then worked meticulously with my son, prepared and turned in a defense packet. A month later the grand jury dismissed my son's aggravated assault, however the prosecutor pushed for and got an indictment for tampering with evidence. The next day James went to court and fought to get a low bond on the new case of only $1,500 so that my son would not go back to jail.
We were thrilled to get the aggravated assault charge dismissed because it was the most serious but fully expected him to have to plead to the new charge. However at the next court hearing James Sullivan refused to settle and persuaded the prosecutor to do the right thing and dismiss the tampering charge as well. James knew that my son was not only a first time offender but also a hard working young man that was afraid for his life and simply defended himself and his property at nighttime. After an almost 6 month ordeal, my son got his life back. I have never personally met Mr. Sullivan. I live several states away, but he handled these cases as if I was a resident in Texas. I am so pleased with his good work that not only would I highly recommend him to others but I will definitely keep him around. Hopefully we will never need his services again but if we do James Sullivan is definitely the man that you can count on to help you and defend you properly.
Neal Davis, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Jim is an excellent lawyer who deeply cares for his clients. He has even taken time out of his busy schedule to help other lawyers prepare their cases. He is the rare attorney who is well-versed in adult AND juvenile criminal law. He is honest, hardworking, and is relentless in fighting for his clients.
Mark Griffith, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. He has passion for every client he represents and juries see that passion and he touches their hearts. He is incredible in front of a jury because he works with them as HIS jury and they become part of the defense team, you cannot ask more than that of a criminal defense attorney. Further, he is caring, prepared, and effective. I highly recommend for any criminal matter.
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