Fort Bend County Criminal Trial Lawyers Fighting for your Rights, Freedom and Future

Fort Bend County Justice Center - Richmond, TXSugar Land, Texas Attorney James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced criminal trial lawyer.  James Sullivan has successfully fought the government in Jury Trials on behalf of clients in criminal and juvenile courts since 1994.  James Sullivan is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law and recognized statewide as a juvenile law expert.  He has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.

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.

Need a Sugar Land Criminal Defense Lawyer? Contact James Sullivan and Associates at (281) 546-6428 for a confidential free consultation.

Defending Your Rights, Freedom and Future

James SulliNTL-top-100-membervan 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, James 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.
Results Matter
James Sullivan gets proven results.  Over the past 20 years, James 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 James Sullivan advises his client that they should fight the case at a jury trial.  Unlike many other attorneys, James Sullivan does not try to convince an innocent person to plead guilty.  Instead, James Sullivan fights for his clients’ rights, freedom and future at trial.

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, James 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 James Sullivan understands that people need to honor work and family commitments, he offers evening, weekend and same day appointments along with free parking.


James Sullivan has a good reputation in the legal community.  James 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 James Sullivan to represent them.

The law practice of James Sullivan is devoted solely to criminal and juvenile defense.  James Sullivan has tried many cases in the 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 Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney James Sullivan to discuss your case.
James 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. If your felony case is dismissed by the grand jury, you have the immediate right to get your criminal record expunged.  Many of James Sullivan’s clients have been able to do this within a few months of being arrested.

Board Certified in Juvenile Law

Fort Bend County Juvenile Attorney James Sullivan is Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Juvenile law is different than criminal law. Note: Among the more than 83,000 active lawyers in Texas, there are only 38 lawyers Board Certified in Juvenile Law in private practice.

Thank you Mr. Sullivan for representing our son, your knowledge of juvenile law and understanding of teenagers is unquestionable.

Jim Sullivan helped our son and family through a very difficult time. On a Friday evening in February 2012, our son was handcuffed and taken from our home for detainment at the Juvenile facility (Fort Bend County) on a class 3 Felony charge of stalking. We were informed that we would not be able to see him until visiting hours Monday. Our lives had been turned upside down and our son’s support system (his family) had been ripped out from under him.
My husband, who is a lawyer, immediately began researching Houston area juvenile attorneys. Based on Jim’s profile and qualifications, my husband called him late Friday evening. Jim answered the phone and arranged to meet us at the Juvenile Detention Facility early Saturday afternoon.
Jim connected with our son immediately. It was apparent he cared about him as a whole person, not just the kid who suddenly found himself in trouble. He was more than just a lawyer to my son. He shared his own experiences and his positive attitude about life and relationships. Jim is not only a good lawyer but a good role model for our children.
The Felony charge did not stick and we are thankful for Jim’s help and counsel.
~Anonymous from Fort Bend County (Avvo Review)


Sugar Land Criminal Lawyer 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 a local Catholic church. James Sullivan is also an Eagle Scout.

Nancy Botts

Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney Nancy Botts has been licensed since 1988 and obtained her law degree from the University of Houston. She concentrates on criminal law and family law and handles all kinds of cases in these areas. 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 Texas 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.

Need experienced Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers? Call James Sullivan and Associates at (281) 546-6428 for a free confidential consultation.


Arson, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Assault, Assault Family Violence, Auto Theft, Burglary of a Habitation, Child Abuse, Computer Crime, Cruelty to Animals, DUI/DWI, Drug Defense, Drug Possession, Drug Delivery, Evading, Felony, Fraud, Grand Jury, Indecency with a Child, Insurance Fraud, Harassment, Homicide, Manslaughter, Misdemeanor, Online Solicitation of a Minor, Prostitution, Robbery, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault of a Child, Shoplifting, Theft, White Collar Crime, and all Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Certification and Juvenile Sex Crimes.



Sugar Land operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Under this system, Council appoints the city manager, who acts as the chief executive officer of the government. The city manager carries out policy and administers city programs. All department heads — including the city attorney, police chief and fire chief — are ultimately responsible to the city manager.

Sugar Land is a full-service municipality providing the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its citizens. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family.

Sugar Land Municipal Court

1200 Highway 6 South
Sugar Land, TX
(281) 275-2560

Georgia Salinas
Court Administrator

The Sugar Land Municipal Court’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arraignments are conducted Tuesday through Friday at 9 a.m.

Contact Sugarland Police Department

  • TEL: 281.275.2500
  • FAX: 281.275.2649
  • 1200 Highway 6 South
    Sugar Land, Texas 77478Click here for map


Court at Law 1
Mailing Address:
301 Jackson, Room 101
Richmond, TX. 77469

Street Address:
117 Legion Dr.
Richmond, TX. 77469
Phone: (281) 633-7415

Court at Law 1

Honorable David S. Hunter, Judge

117 Legion Dr.
Richmond, TX. 77469

County Court at Law No.1
301 Jackson, Room 101
Richmond, TX. 77469

(281) 633-7415

Terrance Shelton, Bailiff
Telephone: (281) 633-7411
Regina Green, Court Coordinator
Telephone: (281) 633-7415
Stephanie A. Webb, Court Reporter
Telephone: (281) 633-7416
Lynelle Eixmann, Probate Auditor
Telephone: (281) 633-7413

Court at Law 2

Honorable Walter S. McMeans,

William Travis Bldg.
309 South Fourth Street, 3rd Floor
Richmond, TX. 77469

Mailing Address
301 Jackson, Room 101
Richmond, TX. 77469

(281) 341-4446
Ed Thornton, Bailiff
Telephone: (281) 341-4448
Virginia Rosas, Court Coordinator
Telephone: 281-341-4446
Patricia Dillender, Court Reporter
Telephone: 281-341-4447

Court at Law 3

Honorable Susan G. Lowery,

William Travis Bldg.
309 South Fourth Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, TX. 77469

Mailing Address
County Court at Law No.3
301 Jackson, Room 101
Richmond, TX. 77469

(281) 341-4430

Roger Thomson, Bailiff
Telephone: 281-344-3924
Annie Rebecca Elliott, Court Coordinator
Telephone: (281) 341-4430
Yvonne Compean, Court Reporter
Telephone: (281) 344-3915
Sandy Hickman, Probate Auditor
Telephone: (281) 344-3912

Court at Law 4

Honorable R.H. “Sandy” Bielstein,
County Court at Law No.4
301 Jackson, Room 101
Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 341-4501

Dale Kelley, Bailiff
Telephone: (281) 238-3278
Esther Ramirez, Court Coordinator
Telephone: (281) 341-4501
Roger Adair, Court Reporter
Telephone: (281) 238-3298
Claude “Buck” Berry, Probate Auditor
Telephone: 281-238-3297

240th Judicial District Court
Judge Thomas R. Culver, III
301 Jackson Richmond, TX 77469
Telephone: 281-341-8600
Office: 401 Jackson, Room 204
Courtroom: 401 Jackson, Room
268th Judicial District Court
Judge Brady G. Elliott
301 Jackson
Richmond, TX 77469
Telephone: 281-341-8610
Office: 309 S 4th St., Suite 430
Courtroom: 309 S 4th St., Suite 408

328th Judicial District Court
Judge Ronald R. Pope
301 Jackson
Richmond, TX 77469
Telephone: 281-341-4406
Office: 401 Jackson, Room 307
Courtroom: 401 Jackson, Room 306

387th Judicial District Court
Judge Robert J. Kern
301 Jackson
Richmond, TX 77469
Telephone: 281-238-3290
Office: 401 Jackson, Room 211
Courtroom: 401 Jackson, Room 210

400th Judicial District Court
Judge Clifford J. Vacek
301 Jackson
Richmond, TX 77469
Telephone: 281-341-4422
Office: 309 S 4th Street, Suite 600
Courtroom: 309 S 4th Street, Suite 605

328th Judicial District Court
Associate Judge James H. Shoemake
301 Jackson
Richmond, TX 77469
Telephone: 281-341-4409
Office: 401 Jackson, Room 307
Courtroom: 401 Jackson, Room 301

387th Judicial District Courts
Associate Judge Brenda G. Mullinix
301 Jackson
Richmond, TX 77469
Telephone: 281-238-3290
Office: 401 Jackson, Room 101-B
Courtroom: 401 Jackson, Room 103

District Attorney

John F. Healey, Jr., District Attorney
301 Jackson Street – Richmond, TX 77469

Sheriff’s Office

Address: 1410 Ransom Road
Richmond, TX 77469
Office: 281-341-4700
Fax: 281-341-4701


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