Houston Drug Defense Lawyers

James Sullivan and Nancy Botts are experienced Houston Criminal Attorneys. For over 30 years, they have fought the government in trial on behalf of clients in the Harris County criminal courts.

Attorneys Sullivan and Botts have a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Harris County and Fort Bend County.


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 James Sullivan and Nancy Botts to represent them.

Defending 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, dynamic 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 and Nancy Botts get results. Since 1994, they have defended more than 3,000 people charged with every kind of criminal case, including murder, aggravated robbery, drug cases, and domestic assault.


James Sullivan and Nancy Botts practice criminal law with a simple philosophy. If a client says he is not guilty, and if the prosecutor will not dismiss the charge, then they advise their client that they should fight the case at a jury trial or drug suppression hearing. Unlike many other attorneys, they do not try to convince an innocent person to plead guilty. Instead, they fights for their clients’ freedom and reputation.

Affordable Legal Services

James Sullivan and Nancy Botts offer a full range of affordable legal services in his defense law practice. Unlike many other attorneys, they charge separate fees on trial and non-trial cases.

Cares About His Clients

James Sullivan and Nancy Botts care about clients and are concerned about their future. They listen to their concerns, answer all of their questions and discuss legal strategies. They also explain how a criminal conviction could affect them and how to get on the right path for a successful life. 

Contact Attorneys James Sullivan and Nancy Botts

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime, call James Sullivan and Nancy Botts to discuss your case. Sullivan or Botts generally try to answer the phone so that you can speak to an attorney directly. They want to hear from you and to help you. Call them today. Don’t go to court alone.

To schedule an appointment or to discuss your case, call Houston Drug Attorneys at (281) 546-6428 for a free confidential consultation.


James Sullivan speaks conversational Spanish, 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 30 years and have two children. They worship at a Catholic Church. James Sullivan is also an Eagle Scout.


Associate Attorney Nancy Botts has been licensed since 1988 and obtained her law degree from the University of Houston. As a Houston Drug 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 also has a strong commitment to offering each client the best possible representation.


Arson, Assault, Assault Family Violence, Auto Theft, Burglary, Computer Crime, Cruelty to Animals, Drug Defense, Drug Possession, Drug Delivery, Evading, Felony, Fraud, Grand Jury, Insurance Fraud, Harassment, Homicide, Manslaughter, Misdemeanor, Probation Violation, Record Sealing (Non-Disclosure), Record Expungement (Expunction), Robbery, Shoplifting, Theft, White Collar Crime, and all Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Certification, Juvenile Record Sealing and Juvenile Sex Offenses.