Livingston / Polk County Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys

Polk County Criminal Lawyers

Polk County Criminal Attorney James Sullivan has successfully fought the government in Jury Trials on behalf of clients in criminal and juvenile courts.  

Livingston Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.

Call Livingston Criminal Attorney James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428 to discuss your situation.

Defending Your Freedom

Polk County Criminal Lawyer 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, 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.

Proven Results

Polk County Criminal Attorney James Sullivan gets proven results.  Over the past 19 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’ freedom and reputation.

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 Harris county 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 Livingston 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 James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428.

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

Polk 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. 


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. James Sullivan is also an Eagle Scout.

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.

Judge Elizabeth E. Coker
258th District Court
101 West Mill Street, Suite 286
Livingston, Texas  77351
936-327-6847 – phone
936-327-6881 – fax

Judge Robert Hill Trapp
411th District Court
1 State Hwy. 150, Room 23
Coldspring, TX 77331
Phone: 936-653-5470
Fax: 936-653-4786

Kathy E. Clifton
District Clerk
101 West Mill Street, Suite 216
Livingston, TX 77351
Phone: 936-327-6814
Fax: 936-327-6851

Lee Hon
District Attorney
101 West Mill, P.O. Box 1717
Livingston, TX 77351
Phone: 936-327-6868
Fax: 936-327-6875

Judge  Stephen Phillips
County Court at Law
Polk County, Texas
101. W. Mill, Suite 157
Livingston, Texas 77351
(936) 327 6856   Fax (936) 327 6857
Court Coordinator  Joanna Brown
Court Reporter  Sondra Hensarling

The County Court at Law of Polk County is a statutory Court exercising civil and criminal jurisdiction concurrent with the Constitutional County Court of Polk County.  This includes probate matters, jurisdiction over Class A and B misdemeanors and appeals from Justice of the Peace and Municipal Courts.  Additionally, the County Court at Law exercises concurrent jurisdiction with the District Courts of Polk County in civil cases in which the matter in controversy exceeds $500 but does not exceed $100,000, cases and proceedings involving the collection of delinquent taxes, penalties, interest and costs and the foreclosure of tax liens, and family law cases and proceedings, including Juvenile matters.

Schelana Walker
County Clerk
P. O. Drawer 2119
Livingston, TX 77351
Phone: 936-327-6804 & 936-327-6805
Fax: 936-327-6874