Houston Criminal Attorney James Sullivan Conveys His Clients’ Humanity to the Jury

Houston Criminal Defense

Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers James Sullivan and Associates defend clients at trial.  Sullivan has represented criminal clients at trial since 1994 and Nancy Botts since 1988.  These attorneys have over four decades of criminal defense trial experience.  What is critically important during trial is to “humanize” the accused.  Ideally, attorneys should not just convey their clients’ humanity to the jury, but also give the jury a reason to protect their clients from the government.

What many believe happened to Trayvon Martin in Florida is what good trial lawyers fear might happen to their clients–that juries will not see them, but will substitute their own fears and prejudices.  When this happens, it is almost a foregone conclusion what the result will be–a verdict of guilty.

James Sullivan and Nancy Botts have secured acquittals for many minority clients–not just African American, but also Latino immigrants, Asian, Muslim and others.  It takes time, talent and dedication to prepare a complex criminal case for trial and to secure an acquittal or some other acceptable result.

NTLAJames 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.


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.

Contact Attorney James Sullivan

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime or delinquency, call Houston 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.

In his column describing the recent deadly shooting of an unarmed 17 year old black teen by the captain of the Neighborhood Watch, Leonard Pitts writes,

That’s one of the great frustrations of African-American life, those times when you are standing right there, minding your business, tending your house, coming home from the store, and other people are looking right at you, yet do not see you.  They see instead their own superstitions and suppositions, paranoia and guilt, night terrors and vulnerabilities.  They see the perpetrator, the suspect, the mug shot, the dark and scary face that lurks at the open windows of their vivid imaginings.  They see the unknown, the inassimilable, the other.  They see every damn thing in the world but you.  And their blindness costs you.  First and foremost, it costs your sacred individuality.  But it may also cost you a job, an education, your freedom.  If you are unlucky like Trayvon Martin, it may even cost your life.

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