Midland, Texas & Midland County Criminal Lawyers

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James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced Midland, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney. For over 20 years, Sullivan has successfully fought the government in Jury Trials on behalf of clients in criminal and juvenile courts.

James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by Legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.

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James Sullivan chose to become a criminal lawyer.  It was not by accident.  Fighting the government and defending people come natural to him—he was born into a diverse, dynamic family of conservative Baptists and liberal social activists.  Unlike many colleagues who practice criminal law, Sullivan has never prosecuted anyone and never will.  That is not him.  His entire career is devoted to defending people accused of crimes and delinquencies.

Proven Results

James Sullivan gets results (see Case Results).  Over the past 20 years, Sullivan has defended more than 3,000 people charged with every kind of criminal and juvenile case, including murder, aggravated robbery, drug cases, sex offenses, domestic assault and DWI.


James Sullivan practices criminal law with a simple philosophy.  If a client says he is not guilty, and if the prosecutor will not dismiss the charge, then Sullivan advises his client that they should fight the case at a jury trial.  Unlike many other attorneys, Sullivan does not try to convince an innocent person to plead guilty.  Instead, Sullivan fights for his clients’ freedom and reputation (see Trial Case Results).  Sullivan was honored to attend the Trial Lawyers College founded by legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and to be invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization.

Affordable Legal Services

James Sullivan offers a full range of affordable legal services in his criminal and juvenile defense law practice.  Unlike many other attorneys, Sullivan charges separate fees on trial and non-trial cases.

Cares About His Clients

James Sullivan cares about his adult and juvenile clients and is concerned about their future.  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 and how to get on the right path for a successful life. Because Sullivan understands that people need to honor work and family commitments, he offers afternoon, early evening and same day appointments along with free parking.


James Sullivan has a good reputation in the legal community.  Sullivan is humbled by fine lawyers who endorse him on AVVO. He is also very grateful for clients who write testimonials on his behalf. Most of his business comes from referrals from past clients and other lawyers, although it is not necessary to have a referral for him to defend you.  Anyone can call Sullivan to represent them.

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 (dismissed) 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., Dallas (AVVO review)

The law practice of James Sullivan is devoted solely to criminal and juvenile defense. Sullivan has tried many cases in Texas criminal and juvenile courthouses. Approximately half of his cases involve criminal charges while the other half involves juvenile charges.

Contact Attorney James Sullivan

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime or delinquency, call Midland criminal defense attorney James Sullivan to discuss your case.

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 case, call (281) 546-6428 right now.

Grand Jury Defense

If you are charged with a felony offense, James Sullivan may be able to get your case no billed (dismissed) by the grand jury, but you need to hire him before or soon after your first court setting (see Grand Jury).  If your felony case is dismissed by the grand jury, you have the immediate right to get your criminal record expunged.  Many of Sullivan’s clients have been able to do this within a few months of being arrested.

Board Certified in Juvenile Law

Midland Juvenile Attorney James 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.

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 James 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 his number in my phone and will call him immediately if the need arises. ~Concerned Mom (Yahoo Directory Review)


James Sullivan is fluent in Spanish and English, having studied Journalism, Latin American and Asian Studies at Baylor University, a nationally ranked Christian school.  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 and have two children. They worship at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. Sullivan is also an Eagle Scout.


Associate Attorney Nancy Botts has been licensed since 1988 and obtained her law degree from the University of Houston. As a criminal defense attorney, Nancy Botts’ main interest is in the areas of search and seizure law and drug defense. She has good results in drug defense cases. Other Houston criminal lawyers have consulted her for years about these subjects. She aggressively defends all felony and misdemeanor drug possession and drug delivery cases. She 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.  She also has a strong commitment to offering each client the best possible representation.


Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Arson, Assault, Assault by Impeding Breathing, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Auto Theft, Burglary, Child Abuse, Child Porn Possession, Computer Crime, Credit Card Abuse, Cruelty to Animals, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Drug Defense, Drug Possession, Drug Delivery, Employee Theft / Embezzlement, Evading, Felony, Fraud, Grand Jury, Indecency with a Child, Insurance Fraud, Harassment, Homicide, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud, Manslaughter, Misdemeanor, Online Solicitation of a Minor, Prostitution, Probation Violation, Record Sealing (Non-Disclosure), Record Expungement (Expunction), Robbery, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault of a Child, Shoplifting, Theft, White Collar Crime, and all Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Certification, Juvenile Record Sealing and Juvenile Sex Offenses.


Juvenile Justice Center

3800 N. Lamesa Rd.
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432.688.4541
Fax: 432.688.4921

Facility Administrator

Tommy Morris

Supervisor/Agency Trainer Raymond Bill
Officer Sergio Borunda
Officer Angel Carrasco
Supervisor David Cavin
Detention Services Supervisor Margaret Ceballos
Officer Chrystell Chandler
Officer Robert Coffield
Officer Loretta Cottrell
Officer Veronica Diaz
Officer Jimmy Gray
Officer Rosa Henderson
Supervisor Hope Hernandez
Supervisor/Purchasing Coordinator Willie Hubert
Officer Sandra Martinez
Supervisor Thomas David McClure
Officer Victoria Olgin
Officer Jeremy Quilimaco
Officer Johnny Quilimaco
Officer Charles Roseberry
Officer Daisy Scurlark
Supervisor Daniel Venzke
Officer Young Vera
Officer Sheila Young

County Court at Law

500 N. Loraine St.
Suite Number 6
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432.688.4460
Fax: 432.688.4929
Jury Phone In: 432.688.4902


Kyle Peeler

Receptionist Rose Mary Ceniceros
Court Reporter Trina Finnell
Court Administrator Shirley Rogers
Bailiff Jake Ussery

County Court-At-Law 2

500 N. Loraine St.
Suite Number 6
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432.688.4460
Fax: 432.688.4929
Jury Phone In: 432.688.4902


Marvin L. Moore

Bailiff John Sikes
Court Report Karen Tucker

142nd District Court

500 N. Loraine St.
Suite Number 1050
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432.688.4375
Fax: 432.688.4923
Jury Phone In: 432.688.4901


George D. “Jody” Gilles

Bailiff Robert Carouth
Court Reporter Melissa Crooks
Court Coordinator Sylvia Russell

318th District Court

500 N. Loraine St.
Suite Number 900
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432.688.4390
Fax: 432.688.4924
Jury Phone In: 432.688.4901


Dean Rucker

Court Reporter Laquita Dettman
Court Administrator Ana O’Bryant
Bailiff Joe Ortiz

441st District Court

500 N. Loraine St.
Suite Number 901
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432.688.4520
Fax: 432.688.4981
Jury Phone In: 432.688.4901


Rodney Satterwhite

Court Administrator Nancy Berdoza
Court Reporter Monica Lancaster
Bailiff Greg Travland

238th District Court

500 N. Loraine St.
Suite Number 800
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432.688.4380
Fax: 432.688.4933
Jury Phone In: 432.688.4901


John G. Hyde

Bailiff Larry Benningfield
Court Coordinator Cindy Hall
Court Reporter Ronnie Pate

385th District Court

500 N. Loraine St.
Suite Number 801
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432.688.4385
Fax: 432.688.4935
Jury Phone In: 432.688.4901


Robin Darr

Court Coordinator Heather Henderson
Court Reporter Jerry Lancaster
Bailiff Keith Morris

District Attorney

500 N. Loraine St.
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432.688.4410
Fax: 432.688.4938

District Attorney

Teresa Clingman


1st Assistant Eric Kalenak
Senior Staff Attorney Ralph Petty
1st Assistant Steve Stallings

Felony Office

Phone: 432.688.4411
Fax: 432.688.4938
Sandra Edge
238th District Court: Trial Team Chief Tim Flathers
Erika Gonzales
385th District Court: ADA Rob Hayden
441st District Court: ADA Tommy Hull
238th District Court: ADA Cannon Jones
JoAnn Lara
Nicole Ledergerber
385th District Court: ADA Michael McCarthy
441st District Court: Trial Team Chief Laura Nodolf
Noehelia Nunez
142nd District Court: Trial Team Chief Leah Robertson
142nd District Court: ADA James Russell
385th District Court: Trial Team Chief Carolyn Thurmond

Hot Check Office

Phone: 432.688.4413
Fax: 432.688.4936
Rachael Guebara
Mary Lou Molinar
Eloisa Sanchez

Investigator Office

Phone: 432.688.4412
Fax: 432.688.4919
Pat Bostick
Bill Boyd
Dale Burns
Richard Gillette
Kenneth Moten
Mario Tinajero

Misdemeanor Division

Phone: 432.688.4412
Fax: 432.688.4937
Ingrid Baeza
Gracie Corralez
Whitney Fawks
ADA Caitlin Holland
ADA Stacey Jewett
ADA Omar Khawaja
ADA Stephen Randall
Isabel Reyes
Trial Team Chief Michael Rittenberry
ADA Andrew Van der Hoeven

Protective Orders Office

Phone: 432.688.4417
Fax: 432.688.4958
Amber Griffith
Samantha Luna

Victim/Witness Office

Phone: 432.688.4416
Fax: 432.688.4958
Jana Anderson
Kara Welch

Midland County Sheriffs Office
P.O. Box 11287
Midland, TX  79702
(432) 688-4600

Criminal Investigation Division (432) 688-4620
Patrol Division (432) 688-4640
Civil Division (432) 688-4670
Warrant Division (432) 688-4680
Detention Division (Central) (432) 688-4745
Detention Division (Downtown) (432) 688-4530
Records Division (432) 688-4660
Courthouse Security (432) 688-4650



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