James (Jim) Sullivan and Associates are experienced Fort Bend County Criminal Attorneys (see Trial Case Results). 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 since 1994. Jim Sullivan is also rated Superb by AVVO.

Jim Sullivan cares about his clients and gets proven 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.

Sugar Land Criminal Lawyer Jim Sullivan seeks real solutions to his clients' legal problems. Jim Sullivan fights for his clients with the goal to get the case dismissed or won at trial. When that is not possible or probable, he fights to prevent his client from receiving a conviction or incarceration, such as with pretrial diversion, deferred adjudication or regular probation.

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 you have to hire a defense attorney before or right 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 Sullivan's clients have been able to do this within a few months of being arrested.

Attorney 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 case, call 281-546-6428 right now.

BOARD CERTIFIED IN JUVENILE LAW (Only 38 in private practice in Texas)
Sugar Land Juvenile Attorney Jim Sullivan is Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Juvenile law is different than criminal law.
"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)
Sugarland Defense Attorney Jim 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 are devout Christians and worship at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. Jim Sullivan is also an Eagle Scout.

Attorney 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. 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.
"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 and juvenile defense, ranging from representation in court on all juvenile and criminal cases and sealing or expunging records for qualified people.
"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)
Attorney 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 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.
As a family law attorney, Nancy Botts has good results in child custody and divorce cases. She also has a strong commitment to offering each client the best possible representation.
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.

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