Attorney Jim Sullivan

James (Jim) Sullivan and Associates are experienced Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys.  Board Certified in Juvenile Law, Jim Sullivan has a proven record of successfully defending people from many different ethnic backgrounds, faiths and countries throughout Texas in criminal and juvenile courts (see Client Reviews).  With over 40 combined years of Criminal and Juvenile Defense experience, Jim Sullivan and Associates have fought for the rights of their clients no matter their background or circumstances.

Jim Sullivan cares about his clients and gets proven results (see Case Results).  He frequently counsels with clients at his office for hours at a time.  He listens to their concerns, answers all of their questions and discusses legal strategies.  He also explains how a criminal conviction could affect them, how to avoid having a conviction on their record, and how to get on the right path for a successful life.  Because Jim Sullivan understands that people need to honor work and family commitments, he offers evening, weekend and same day appointments along with free parking.

Jim Sullivan seeks real solutions to his clients’ legal problems.  In every criminal case, in order to be found guilty, the State has the burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  Jim Sullivan fights for his clients with the primary goal to get the case dismissed or won at trial.  When that is not possible or probable, his secondary goal is to prevent his client from receiving a conviction or incarceration, such as with deferred adjudication, regular probation or pretrial diversion. 

If you are charged with a felony offense, Jim Sullivan may be able to get your case no billed (dismissed) by the grand jury, but there is a very brief window of time to do this (see Grand Jury).

Jim Sullivan generally tries to answer his own phone so that you can speak to an attorney directly.  He wants to hear from you and to help you.  Call him right now.  Don’t go to court alone. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your situation, call 281-546-6428 right now.

BOARD CERTIFIED IN JUVENILE LAW (Only 38 in private practice in Texas)

Jim Sullivan is Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Juvenile Law is different than criminal law (see Juvenile Crime). Note: Among the more than 83,000 active lawyers in Texas, there are only 38 lawyers Board Certified in Juvenile Law in private practice.  The other 27 such lawyers work for the government.

“As an attorney myself, when concerns arose over an incident involving my son, I knew the extreme importance of finding an attorney who is Board Certified in juvenile law. Board Certified lawyers are highly specialized – enough that the State recognizes them for their expertise. My search led me to Jim Sullivan and I cannot thank him enough. He is extremely well-versed in this highly specialized area of law, kind, compassionate and non-judgmental. He spent a great deal of time understanding the incident involving my son and providing us guidance. Thankfully, it appears that this will turn out to only be a “learning opportunity” for my son but, I have Jim’s number in my phone and will call him immediately if the need arises.”  ~Concerned Mom (Yahoo Directory Review)


Jim Sullivan is fluent in Spanish and English, having studied Journalism, Latin American and Asian Studies at Baylor University.  He graduated with honors in 1990.  He then lived in Mexico City and traveled throughout Mexico prior to entering law school.  In 1993, he graduated from South Texas College of Law.  He and his wife Araceli have been married over 20 years.  They worship at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church.  Jim Sullivan is also an Eagle Scout.


Sugarland criminal and juvenile lawyer Jim Sullivan has personally represented more than 3,000 criminal and juvenile clients in Texas courts on cases ranging from minor misdemeanor juvenile offenses to adult sex offense and murder cases. There are many strategies to deal with criminal cases, from persuading a grand jury to dismiss felony charges, getting charges reduced or trying the case to a jury.  Jim Sullivan has used all these strategies successfully (see Actual Case Results above).  Each individual’s case is different and no one can guarantee the outcome of any case.

Jim Sullivan cares for his clients and is appreciative of those who were thoughtful and took the time to send him a note of gratitude (see Client Reviews above).

“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 break through a seemingly impossible situation. Jim is a very good attorney, a good man and a true blessing.”  ~Kay, Houston, Texas (Yahoo Directory Review)


Jim Sullivan and Associates offer a full range of affordable legal services in criminal defense and juvenile defense, ranging from representation in court on all juvenile and adult criminal cases, sealing or expunging records for qualified people and obtaining occupational driver’s licenses. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your situation with an experienced Fort Bend Criminal Trial Attorney, Fort Bend Juvenile Trial Attorney or Fort Bend Family Law Attorney, call 281-546-6428 right now.

“We, as criminal defense lawyers, are forced to deal with some of the lowest people on earth, people who have no sense of right and wrong, people who will lie in court to get what they want, people who do not care who gets hurt in the process.  It is our job – our sworn duty – as criminal defense lawyers, to protect our clients from those people.” ~Cynthia Roseberry

“The wisdom of our sages and the blood of our heroes has been devoted to the attainment of trial by jury. It should be the creed of our political faith.” ~Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States in his First Inaugural Address (1801)


Houston criminal lawyer Nancy Botts has been licensed since 1988 and obtained her B.A. from USTA and J.D. from the University of Houston.  She concentrates on criminal law and family law and handles all kinds of cases in these areas.  As a Houston criminal defense attorney, Nancy Botts’ main interest is in the areas of search and seizure law and drug defense.  Nancy Botts has good results in Texas drug defense cases and in federal drug defense cases.  Other Houston criminal lawyers have consulted her for years about these subjects.  Nancy Botts aggressively defends all felony and misdemeanor drug possession and drug delivery cases.  Nancy Botts has successfully fought possession and delivery of controlled substance cases for amounts ranging from less than one gram to several kilograms.  She has also represented numerous people on child sex abuse cases.

As a Houston family law attorney, Nancy Botts has good results in child custody and divorce cases.  Nancy Botts also has a strong commitment  to offering each client the best possible representation.


Arson, Assault, Bank Robbery, Burglary, Computer Crime, Cruelty to Animals, Domestic Violence, DWI, Drug Defense, Drug Possession, Drug Delivery, Evading, Felony, Fraud, Harassment, Homicide, Manslaughter, Misdemeanor, Online Solicitation of a Minor, Prostitution, Probation Violation, Record Sealing, Record Expungement, Robbery, Sexual Assault, Indecency with a Child, Theft, White Collar Crime, all Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Record Sealing and Juvenile Sex Offenses.

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