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Joseph Richard Sullivan

DUI and DWI Attorney at Coeur d'Alene, ID

5.0   13 reviews

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Put my 12 years of law enforcement experience to work for you!

    7 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    Put my 12 years of law enforcement experience to work for you!

    7 years, 75 cases

  3. Administrative law
    10%

    7 years, 10 cases

Attorney Joseph Sullivan, founder of Sullivan Law Office, PLLC, provides quality legal representation for DUI/DWI clients, criminal defendants, and administrative defense matters throughout North Idaho.Joseph Sullivan is licensed to practice in Idaho state and federal courts and the state of Washington. He received his Juris Doctor from the Gonzaga University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2015.During law school, Mr. Sullivan worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Washington where he managed the petty offense docket for Spokane, prosecuting federal governmental regulatory and criminal offenses in the magistrate court.Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Sullivan was a member of law enforcement. He started his career in 2000 with the Latah County Sheriff's Office in Moscow, Idaho, and then was hired by the Idaho State Police, serving as a Trooper, Corporal, and Detective.Through these valuable experiences, Mr. Sullivan learned how important it is for people who have been arrested to have knowledgeable, diligent, legal counsel.

Licensed for 7 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/20/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Sullivan Law Office, PLLC
320 E. Neider Ave Suite 207
Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83815

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney
I am a member of the legal community. This review is anonymous for that reason. I can say that I was anxious and scared when I got arrested. There was so much uncertainty in my mind about what would happen. I was relieved at my first consultation when he told me what was likely to happen in his initial analysis compared to my dark thoughts of what could happen. Joe took the tough facts in my case and hit it out of the park getting better results than his initial analysis. I believe he got the best possible results under the law. He is an ethical attorney, which I believe is one of the best qualities an attorney can have. Joe always returned my communications timely and his staff was very nice to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend him and will refer criminal law cases to him for many years.
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Posted by Joseph | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
DUI defense
I had two heart attacks and sold my home of 50 years. Started drinking way too much and was losing my grip on reality. Was guilty of DUI. Arrested by a good cop, before I could cause harm. Joseph Sullivan obtained for me the most lenient sentence possible in a remote hearing (Covid-19). If you need help, go to him.
Posted by Jordan | February 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made a bad situation easy to deal with
My husband and I live in UT and my husband received a DUI out there a LONG time ago. The courts messed up on something and ended up revoking his license almost 10 years after the fact. My husband waited a few years before reaching out to get this taken care of, he really didn't want to go back to jail. Joe got the case dismissed, we didn't even have to drive out there for anything, he literally took care of it all. And he's very kind which makes it a pleasure working with him. Hopefully it's never needed again, but if so, I'll be a returning customer.
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Posted by Michelle Meyer | February 12, 2018
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Adminstrative Law Issue
Great attorney who handled my case promptly and thoroughly. Liked the fact he was former ISP which raises his knowledge and familiarity to handle Administrative and DUI case law. Outcome was successful, and will not hesitate to use for any future needs. Joe is very personable and will explore all options to help you. Thanks Joe!
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Posted by Brian | July 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Prepared and responsive
Mr. Sullivan did an excellent job representing me. He showed up with a backup plan to deal with my issue, and put in the time to resolve things to my satisfaction. Mr. Sullivan was very available and responsive to all my inquiries and dealt with my issue as though it mattered to him.
Posted by Kyle | January 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding defense attorney for complex case.
Joseph Sullivan helped me with an extremely complex legal situation involving two DUIs, absconding, and driving without privileges. All of this was made messier by the fact that I am from Washington and my cases required Joe to combine and transfer both from Boise to Coeur D'alene. The situation was less than straight forward, complicated and time consuming. Joe took my case without hesitation and in my opinion went above and beyond to help me through such a stressful and uncertain time. He was always prompt to reply to my questions, and honest about what I could expect every step of the way. He was able to combine my cases into one and got me a result that was better than I could have even hoped for. Joe was not only experienced and knowledgeable but also understanding and patient while working with me on my case. He helped me through one of the hardest times of my life, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Diane Simon | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ticket
Mr. Sullivan got a ticket dismissed for me. He handle everything in a timely manner. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jason | February 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Speeding ticket
I received a speeding ticket from Idaho state patrol. I had expressed to the officer that I didn't see a reduced speed sign from 55 to 45. After getting the ticket I googled lawyers and found Joe. I explained my situation to Joe and he knew the officer personally and even had a cell# to call. After talking with the officer it was determined that the speed limit sign I didn't see wasn't actually there and had been stolen. My ticket was voided on the spot. This was all handled over the phone and resolved in under 3hrs from when I was cited. Joe was very professional and quick to respond to my calls. I couldn't be happier!
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Posted by Mary | January 27, 2016
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He is a winner
If your looking for a winner this is the man for you , I am so impressed with how he handled my case, I didn't expect him to have much luck , but he turned it all around to my advantage. Thank you .
Posted by Sergiu | January 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in area
He did a great job. Help me a lot with my trafic violation. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Service
Joe was so helpful to me. I live in Colorado and had to figure out how to take care of some issues in the area. He was very reassuring that even though I didn't live close, he would be more than willing to help me resolve my issue in the area. He gave me helpful advice for any future issues that came up, and very promptly helped to resolve my current issue. Wonderful experience for the very first attorney I have ever hired. Thank you so much.
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Posted by Sharon | December 4, 2015
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Property Management
It was a pleasure working with Mr Sullivan. The first time we talked, he was very calming and listened to our situation. As he gathered the information he needed to help us, he was very professional in letting us know what our options were to proceed, legally. We rented out our home, through a property management company, because we moved out of state. The owner of that company wasn't honest with us on many levels, and we wanted to end our contract with her and evict our tenants. Mr Sullivan intervened, wrote some letters, and the situation was taken care of, quickly. Mr Sullivan was sensitive to this being an emotional issue for us, since it had been our home for a number of years, but, was able to explain what he could do legally, in an objective manner. Mr Sullivan was always prompt in returning calls and emails. I wouldn't hesitate to use his services again, if needed, or recommend them, to anyone.
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Posted by Robert | November 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Joe Sullivan, Coeur d A'lene Idaho, and Moscow, Idaho for good legal representation and results.
I've hired Joe Sullivan on three occasions to negotiate for me, and to collect judgements, and for advice. Very pleased each time. Young fellow starting out. He works out of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Moscow, Idaho through Susan Wilson's Law Office in Moscow. You will be happy with Joe Sullivan too, I am sure.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-175 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sullivan Law Office, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney's Office, EDWA
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Detective, Trooper
  • Idaho State Police
  • 2001 - 2012

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2015
  • University of Idaho
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State v. Macklin
  • Deferred Prosecution
  • Fraudulent Representation
  • Case referred to state licensing boards
  • City of Coeur d'Alene Employee Disciplinary Action
  • Employee resigned
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Associations

  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Plan
  • Plan Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Professional Law Enforcement Association
  • Plan Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Peace Officer Research Association of California Legal Defense Fund
  • Plan Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Northwest Professional Educators
  • Referral Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, Inc.
  • Plan Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) - Critical Response Team
  • Plan Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Rifle Association - Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Attorney Referral Service
  • Referral Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Dean's Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2012

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney in the community my firm frequently works with Joe. He works hard for his client and is an excellent advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Joe both personally and professionally. Joe is an incredibly skilled and passionate trial attorney. I also know Joe to be one of the most ethical individuals around. I endorse Joe without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is a zealous and skilled advocate for his client, balanced, and approachable."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Joe while he was with the US Attorneys office. He always comes to the table with reason and an open mind. He's sharp, analytical, full of extraordinary experiences, and an excellent advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe has a strong background in criminal justice and that allows him to see many issues other lawyers may miss. I can confidently endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sullivan is a sharp, dedicated attorney. His diverse experience working within the criminal justice system allows him to fully understand the issues and get results for his clients."
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