TESTIMONIALS – CRIMINAL CASES
Jim Sullivan is a lawyer that cares. He is willing to put himself and his career on the line for justice and he works hard for what is right. Last year, he represented me in a case in which I was wrongly charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (a very serious felony). Jim Sullivan was able to prove in trial to a jury that I acted in self-defense. Jim spent several months and countless hours on my case. Most lawyers never go to trial. Even though the State offered me deferred adjudication probation, Mr. Sullivan advised me not to take it and to insist on a jury trial. During trial, the State was clearly frustrated by Mr. Sullivan’s skillful ability in cross-examining the State’s witnesses and portraying what the case was really about–that I had the right to use a gun to defend myself against what I reasonably believed to be two men trying to rob me in a dark parking lot outside a club. By the close of evidence, the State felt so bad about their case that they strongly argued that the jury should have the right to find me guilty of a misdemeanor assault, but it didn’t matter. The jury reached the right verdict and found me not guilty. The false accusations were then expunged and my record was once again clean. My family and I were very fortunate and blessed to have such a good attorney on our side and we now consider him a good friend. I served in the military for 10 years, including a combat tour in Iraq. To fellow Veterans: Jim is a true patriot and definitely the attorney you want serving beside you.
~Jeremy P., Houston, TX
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.
~K.M., Conroe, TX (AVVO Review)
I hired Jim Sullivan for my daughter’s 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 daughter’s cases were dismissed! I would highly recommend Jim Sullivan to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney.
~Tracie Hinson, Tomball, TX
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!
~K. Ache, Houston TX (AVVO Review)
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.
~Kelvin, Houston, TX (AVVO Review)
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 breakthrough a seemingly impossible situation. Jim is a very good attorney, a good man and a true blessing.
~Kay, Houston, Texas
Jim Sullivan is a great lawyer. He saved me from a lifetime of sex offender registration. Before I hired him, another lawyer told me I might get probation but I’d still have to register. My life would’ve been over if that happened. I couldn’t get a job. I couldn’t support my family. Only Mr. Sullivan had the confidence that he could beat my case.
I had met this girl on Facebook. The girl said she was 18 and had a child of her own. I was 24. We dated during the summer and then she said I got her pregnant. When her mama found out, she called the police. That’s when I learned that the girl was only 16 at the time. I got charged with Sexual Assault of a Child and was looking at doing 2 to 20 years in prison.
The lawyer I first spoke to said I committed statutory rape and that there was no defense. He wanted to charge a large fee just to try and get me probation. I then spoke with Mr. Sullivan. He assured me that I had a good chance of getting the case no billed or dismissed by the grand jury and then getting my arrest records expunged. At first I didn’t know what he was talking about it because I had never heard of a grand jury before, so he explained it to me how he was going to do it. Mr. Sullivan told me he had gotten other sex cases dismissed the same way. He also charged less than the other lawyers.
I am so glad that I found Mr. Sullivan. He did what he said he was going to do. Within 3 months of being charged, he got my case no billed by the grand jury. I cannot thank him enough for what he did for me. He really saved my life. I recommend him to anyone who needs a criminal lawyer. In my mind, he is the best.
–Will O., Houston
We hired Attorney Jim Sullivan to represent our 39 year old son who was charged with Aggravated Assault Family Violence in Harris County [Houston]. Our son suffers from schizoaffective disorder. He was not on his medication when he got into an argument with his wife and seriously injured her with a knife [stabbed her in the arm and back]. Attorney Jim Sullivan was the second attorney to represent our son in this difficult case where the prosecution only offered prison time. Sullivan believed that our son’s only hope for probation was to ask the Judge to decide punishment in a PSI hearing. The complainant insisted on testifying during the hearing. Sullivan skillfully cross-examined her and got her to admit that she cheated on our son during their relationship, got pregnant by another man and led our son to believe that the child was his. Soon after the birth, our son learned through DNA testing that he was not the biological father, however he still chose to raise the child, love him and treat him like his own son. After hearing all of the evidence, the Judge gave our son deferred adjudication so that he could get on with his life. We are very grateful for what Attorney Jim Sullivan did for our family.
~N.T., Houston, Texas
If anyone could say dealing with an attorney is a pleasure, we would be the first ones in line to speak up. If one could compare doctors and attorneys, in that each of us needs a family physician, then I state attorney Jim Sullivan would be our family attorney. As parents we found ourselves lost and not knowing where to turn when our son was in trouble having faced issues our youth of today face on a regular basis. Mr. Sullivan put us at ease right away. He has represented our son twice in the past 4 years, the first being a charge of felony possession which he had reduced to a misdemeanor and this last time a BMV with an early dismissal from probation and the court ordering the defendant’s guilty plea withdrawn. In other words with no guilty plea the court ordered the verdict set aside and the indictment dismissed. Mr. Sullivan has proven to be a man of integrity, honesty and true concern for his clients. I hope we never have to use our family attorney again, but we give him a 5 STAR rating for anyone needing an attorney with the highest credentials. Thank you Mr. Sullivan.
~G.S and D.S., Katy, Texas
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.
~D. Shepherd, Houston, Texas (AVVO Review)
Jim Sullivan is a good lawyer and a good person. My son got arrested for drug possession at age 18 at his high school in Collin County Texas (near Dallas). I thought his future education plans were over, but Jim Sullivan worked hard to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the case to a class C misdemeanor and allow my son a 90 day deferred adjudication. He successfully completed the probation and his case was dismissed. Most importantly, after Jim Sullivan counseled my son for several hours over several days, my son finally saw the light and gave up his daily weed smoking habit. While his former friends now have criminal records for drug use, my son changed his life for the better, graduated from high school and is working full time for a good company.
~W.H.S., Collin County, TX
I was charged with Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration, a serious felony offense. I was innocent of the accusation, however I did not think that any attorney would believe my story. When I left prison, I joined a Christian church (Houston Victory Ministry) and lived in one of their homes. The main mission of the church is to “restore men back to God’s purpose”. In my criminal case, law enforcement came to the church to verify that I was in fact living there as that was where I was registered. The day that they visited I was working. A resident living in a different house who did not know me misinformed the police and told them I did not live there. Rather than talking to the ministers of the church or anyone in authority, they simply filed felony charges against me, and I did not want to be arrested and have to rely on the services of a court-appointed attorney. It took several months for me to earn the money to post my bond and to hire Attorney Jim Sullivan. Even with letters from my pastor, the prosecutor was still not willing to dismiss the case and only offered 4 years in prison. My attorney insisted on setting the case for trial because the state was not willing to do the right thing. When my attorney talked to the chief prosecutor about getting a date for a jury trial, the State finally gave in and dismissed my case. Mr. Sullivan did an awesome job for me. He believed in me and my case from the beginning. He took pictures of the facility, talked to witnesses and prepared the case for trial. In other words, he did his job. So, I just want to encourage anyone needing a good criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Sullivan is the one to go to. I am a Christian and I believe with all my heart that God sent him to me. God bless.
~Robert G., Houston, TX
Jim Sullivan is a person of trust and integrity and most of all honest. During a horrible time in my life, I was charged with a felony for insurance fraud. Needless to say, I had a spotless record, never been in trouble with the law. During some unfortunate circumstances, I ended up in court and had no idea on what was going to happen to me next. By the grace of God I found Jim Sullivan, an angel that walks the earth. I was scared to death; he walked me through the legal process with dignity and integrity. Not knowing anything about the system, he explained every detail and never left my side. With his professionalism and trust, I was able to get through this horrible nightmare. I thank God for Jim every day. He impacted my life so much. I was not able to do it without him.
~Donna H., Houston, TX
It was late on a Saturday afternoon when I found myself caught up in a very serious legal situation [2º felony Theft]. I was terrified and didn’t know where to turn. I made a few calls and ended up speaking with Jim Sullivan. He had me come into his office that same day and spent several hours speaking with me and getting the background on my situation. Mr. Sullivan was never judgmental or condescending. He listened to my story and believed in me.
Mr. Sullivan saw me through what was by far the worst time of my life. He represented me very well and his expertise as well as his belief in me helped me to realize a reasonable ending to my ordeal. I would recommend Jim Sullivan without any reservation.
~B.B., Houston, TX
Jim Sullivan helped me every step of the way to get my record clean. He is a very dedicated professional that truly listens to you and provides a way out when you are involved in a criminal situation. I made a very foolish mistake of shoplifting and thought that I could never get my reputation back. However, he made sure to make every effort possible to get me out of this trouble. I thank God that I found him because without him I would have remained a criminal in the eyes of the public. Jim Sullivan is a man of trust, hard work and dedication. There is no doubt about that. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a criminal lawyer.
~Denisse P., Houston, TX
I recommend Jim Sullivan to anyone who needs brilliant legal representation. In a legal jungle, Jim is a lion. Never intimidated, Jim courageously defended my rights and freedoms and we won. My cases [Indecency with a Child] were difficult and complicated, but Jim handled everything with cool, calm competence. I was facing up to 20 years of incarceration for false accusations, so the stakes were high. Jim came through for me. [Both felony cases in Montgomery county were dismissed on the second trial setting]
~T.P., Houston, TX
Although my case [evading detention by motor vehicle] is still active and not resolved yet due to scheduling, I know that Mr.Sullivan cared about me as a person and helped me get my case lowered to a less severe charge. In the future, my charge may be dismissed after I fulfill my contract [pretrial diversion]. I appreciated his willingness to help, to delegate the personal and medical matters with the DA in Houston. I think that Mr.Sullivan is very professional and is willing to help anyone with sincerity and honesty. If anyone needs a good defense attorney, please get Mr.Sullivan!
(Updated Comment one month later): Today the case was dismissed!! It was better than I expected. I didn’t have to wait 6 mo-1 year.
~Cindy H., Houston, TX
I have known Attorney Jim Sullivan since he began practicing criminal and juvenile law in 1994. He has represented me and other family members in several difficult legal matters. I would highly recommend him if you need a defense attorney.
~Kimberly C., Collin County, TX
The good Lord was looking out for my son when he was assigned Jim Sullivan as his attorney. An attorney who truly cares about the future of his clients well-being, long term. Mr. Sullivan did not see my son as a SPN number. He sees him as a human being who God has placed in his path for a reason. Thank you so much for all of your efforts!
~Betty B., Houston TX
We recently hired Mr. Sullivan’s legal services on behalf of my 18 yr old son who was involved in a car accident involving injury [Failure to Stop and Render Aid]. I was impressed with Mr. Sullivan’s professionalism and understanding as well as his knowledge of laws. He listened to our case and wanted to help. He was very thorough, clear and quick to respond in his explanations while defending our case to the DA and Judge. We are very pleased with the results and outcome and I would highly recommend using Mr. Sullivan services.
~J. Garcia, Houston, TX
We certainly would use Mr. Sullivan again if the need arises. He was swift in calling us back, meeting with us on a Sunday, and making the necessary arrangements in court. We were able to get the pre-trial diversion situation handled promptly.
~Cynthia P., Houston, TX
Jim Sullivan is an extremely good attorney. He actually cares about your case and wants the best for you just as much as you do. He is reliable and very professional. I am so glad to have found such a good attorney like him. I would recommend him to any teenager or even an adult. He knows what he is doing and he makes the atmosphere a little more relaxing. I have never gotten in trouble with the law until this past year and he has not only helped me with my court case, but he has given me a good word of encouragement and I am very confident that my case will be settled the exact way that I am hoping for.
~M.A.C., Houston, TX