Attorney James G. Sullivan has practiced criminal and juvenile defense law since 1994, and he is passionate about defending clients from governmental prosecution. Sullivan frequently sets cases for a jury trial and forces the State to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt or dismiss it. Sullivan also frequently persuades the grand jury to dismiss (no bill) clients' felony criminal charges (49 no bills since 2008). When this occurs, the client may be able to seek an immediate expunction. Sullivan defends all criminal and juvenile misdemeanor and felony cases, including assault family violence, theft, shoplifting, fraud, hit and run, DWI, drug possession and delivery, robbery, burglary and homicide. Sullivan has been certified as an expert by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Juvenile Law since 2003. Currently, in Texas, there are only about 40 such lawyers in private practice. Sullivan’s path through life has given him a unique understanding of the injustices that happen to many juveniles, many of which are far beyond their control. For Sullivan, the practice of defense law is a calling.
Sullivan also graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College (TLC), the most selective and prestigious trial advocacy program in America. The TLC teaches advanced trial techniques to defense attorneys. Sullivan grew up in Nashville and in 1987 moved to Texas to attend Baylor University where he studied Journalism, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies and Spanish at Baylor University. Sullivan graduated with honors in 1990. He then lived and studied in Mexico City prior to entering the South Texas College of Law in 1991. Sullivan also earned his Eagle Scout award in 1982. He has been married to his wife Araceli for over 27 years. They have 2 children and worship in a local Catholic church.