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Chambers County Criminal Courthouse


Chambers County Criminal Trial Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights, Freedom and Future

James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced Chambers County 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.

IMG_2922BDefending Your Freedom

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 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 every kind of criminal and juvenile case, including murder, aggravated robbery, drug cases, sex offenses, domestic assault and DWI.


NTL-top-100-memberJames 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).

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.  Sullivan frequently counsels with clients at his office for hours at a time. Sullivan listens to their concerns, answers all of their questions and discusses legal strategies. Sullivan 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 evening, weekend and same day appointments along with free parking.
James Sullivan seeks real solutions to his clients’ legal problems. Sullivan fights for his clients with the goal to get the case dismissed or won at trial. If the client does not want to go to trial, Sullivan fights to prevent his client from receiving a conviction or incarceration, such as with pretrial diversion, deferred adjudication or regular probation.


James Sullivan has a good reputation in the legal community.  Sullivan is humbled by fine lawyers who endorse him (see AVVO).  Sullivan 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.  Sullivan has tried many cases in the criminal and juvenile courthouses in the Greater Houston area.  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 seasoned Anahuac 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 (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

Anahuac 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 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)


Chambers County Defense Attorney James Sullivan is fluent in Spanish and English, having studied Journalism, Latin American and Asian Studies at Baylor University, a nationally ranked Christian school.  Sullivan graduated with honors in 1990. Sullivan then lived in Mexico City and traveled throughout Mexico prior to entering law school. In 1993, Sullivan graduated from South Texas College of Law. Sullivan 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.

Attorney Nancy Botts

Associate Attorney Nancy Botts has been licensed since 1988 and obtained her law degree from the University of Houston. Botts concentrates on criminal law and family law and handles all kinds of cases in these areas. As a criminal defense attorney, Botts’ main interest is in the areas of search and seizure law and drug defense. Botts has good results in drug defense cases. Other Greater Houston area criminal lawyers have consulted her for years about these subjects. Botts aggressively defends all felony and misdemeanor drug possession and drug delivery cases. Botts has successfully fought possession and delivery of controlled substance cases for amounts ranging from less than one gram to several kilograms. Botts has also represented numerous people on child sex abuse cases. Botts also has a strong commitment to offering each client the best possible representation.

Areas of Practice

Arson, Assault, Bank Burglary, Computer Crime, Cruelty to Animals, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Drug Defense, Drug Possession, Drug Delivery, Evading, Felony, Fraud, Indecency iwth a Child, Insurance Fraud, Harassment, Homicide, Manslaughter, Misdemeanor, Online Solicitation of a Minor, Prostitution, Probation Violation, Record Sealing, Record Expungement, 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.


Waller County Court Information

District 253rd Court

Judge Chap B. Cain, III

Physical address: 407 South Main, Anahuac, Texas 77514, or

1923 Sam Houston, Liberty, Texas 77575

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1650 Anahuac, Texas 77514

Phone: 409-267-2750

Fax: 409-267-4363

District 344th Court

Judge Carroll E. Wilborn, Jr.

Physical address: 404 Washington Avenue, Anahuac, Texas 77514

Mailing address: P.O. Box 490 Anahuac, Texas 77514

Phone: 409-267-2429

Fax: 409-267-4363

District Attorney

Cheryl Lieck

Physical address: 104 Washington Avenue, Anahuac, Texas 77514

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1409 Anahuac, Texas 77514

Phone: 409-267-2682

Fax: 409-267-3105

District Clerk

Patti Henry

Physical address: 404 Washington Avenue, Anahuac, Texas 77514

Mailing address: P.O. Box NN Anahuac, Texas 77514

Phone: 409-267-2432

Fax: 409-267-8209


Joe LaRive, Sheriff

Physical address: 201 North Court, Anahuac, Texas 77514

Mailing address: P.O. Box 998 Anahuac, Texas 77514

Phone: 409-267-2508

Fax: 409-267-6736

Juvenile Probation

Gloria J. Turner, Chief Officer

Physical address: 407 South Main, Anahuac, Texas 77514

Mailing address: P.O. Box 967 Anahuac, Texas 77514

Phone: 409-267-2747

Fax: 409-267-8224



Serving clients throughout Texas, including Houston, Galveston, Angleton, Pearland, Alvin, Sugar Land, Bellville, Clear Lake, Conroe, Pasadena, La Grange, La Porte, Missouri City, Texas City, Friendswood, Richmond, Rosenberg, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, San Antonio, Laredo, El Paso, El Campo, Austin, San Marcos, Dallas, Denton, Plano, Lubbock, Midland, Anahuac, Beaumont, Hempstead, Huntsville, Liberty, The Woodlands, Humble, Tomball, League City, Bellaire, Deer Park, and Katy and other communities in Austin County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Colorado County, Fayette County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Harris County, Jefferson County, Liberty County, Montgomery County, Waller County, Walker County and Wharton County.

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