MANAGING PARTNERS

Greg Sullo, Founding Member & Managing Partner

Biography: Born in Boston , Massachusetts ; educated in Texas , Greg concentrates his area of practice in business and real estate transactions. As head of our Business Organizations & Transactions Practice Group, Greg has helped incorporate 65 new and emerging businesses in the Houston area. Greg is also the founding partner of Texas Lone Star Investments, Inc., a local area investment company working to help secure venture capital for small start-up companies and real estate developers.

Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas in Real Estate, Business and Technology Law; Member, Houston Bar Association in Real Estate, Construction, Cyber and Probate, Trusts & Estates Law;

Education and Professional Background: B.S. in Finance, Trinity University, 1995; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), South Texas College of Law, 1998;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 1998;

Andrew Sullo, Founding Member & Managing Partner 

Biography: Born in Concord Massachusetts, Andrew joined his brother in forming Sullo & Sullo, L.L.P. to lead the firm's Pharmaceutical and Products Liability Group. Andrew currently represents hundreds of plaintiffs nationwide in cases involving recalled Stryker Rejuvenate/ABGII hips, recalled DePuy ASR hips, DePuy Pinnacle hips, Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer, Transvaginal Mesh Failure, IVC Filter Injuries, and Xarelto Internal Bleeding Incidents.

Andrew has logged more than 8,000 hours in front of a multitude of judges in court and has tried hundreds of cases to verdict. Sullo & Sullo Attorneys received the Reader's Choice Award for The Best Law Firm in 2011 by the three Houston neighborhoods of River Oaks, West University Place, and Bellaire. Andrew was recognized as the 2012 ‘Best of the Best’ Criminal Practice Lawyer in Texas by the Texas Lawyers Group. Andrew is also a member of the American Association for Justice and has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers from 2013-2017.

Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas in Real Estate, Business and Technology Law; Member, Houston Bar Association in Real Estate, Construction, Cyber and Probate, Trusts & Estates Law;

Education and Professional Background: B.S. in Finance & Business Administration, Trinity University, 1997; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), South Texas College of Law, 2000;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 2000; United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2003;

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS

 

Donald Jenkins, Associate

Biography: As native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Donald received his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he made the Dean’s List and was an editor for several of the school’s publications. Donald earned his law degree from Louisiana State University where he participated in national moot court competitions and also did legislative research work to revise the state agricultural code. After passing the bar in Louisiana, Donald worked extensively on voting rights projects in his home state before moving to Dallas, Texas. In Dallas, he worked several years with Legal Services of North Texas, concentrating his efforts in the areas of employee rights, disability law and federal impact litigation. While employed at Legal Services, several cases in which he was lead counsel were considered significant enough to be included in various federal case reporters. Donald also served clients while employed as a Houston staff attorney for Binder & Binder doing nation-wide representation of claimants in Social Security Disability Law.

Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas;

Education and Professional Background: B.S. in Marketing, University of Louisiana, 1980; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Louisiana State University Law School, 1983;

Admitted to Practice: State of Louisiana, 1983, State of Texas, 1985; Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1986;

 

Harold J. Landreneau, Associate

Biography: Harold J. Landreneau was born and raised in the Historic Houston Heights in Houston, Texas. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston and his J.D. Law Degree from South Texas College of Law. Harold also participated in the mock trial and advocacy programs at South Texas which has a rich tradition of excellence in trial advocacy.

As an associate with Sullo & Sullo, Harold's primary area of practice is Criminal Defense. He regularly defends clients accused of Misdemeanors in County, Justice and Municipal Courts but he has also represented clients accused of Felonies in District Court as well. In addition Harold defends client’s driver’s licenses in DPS Driver’s License Suspension Hearings, Administrative License Revocation Hearings and fights for clients seeking Occupational Licenses in County Civil Court.


Harold is a tireless and tenacious advocate for his clients and never takes the easy way out. Seeking Justice can be hard work and may take time. It may mean going to trial when the client chooses that option, or crafting a plea negotiation acceptable to both the client and the State as well as the Judge; Harold is ready to do it all.


Harold has tried over 350 criminal misdemeanor jury cases to a verdict but he has picked far more juries than that. Harold enjoys the personal interaction during jury selection or voire dire, with the dedicated citizens who volunteer their time to serve on juries for their fellow Texans.


Harold has also worked with Criminal bonding issues for more than 21 years and he was twice elected by his fellow Defense Attorneys of Harris County to represent their interests on the Harris County Bail Bond Board. Harold was elected in 2011 and then again in 2012. Harold worked with representatives from every part of County Government and the Harris County Bonding Community to help ensure State Law and local rules were followed by all bonding companies, bondsmen and attorney bondsmen.


While on the Board, Harold also voted to approve or deny renewal and/or issuance of bail bond licenses, heard complaints from the general public about bonding matters, and voted when necessary to suspend or revoke bonding licenses of those violating the rules. Harold also served on the Local Rules Committee, helping to formulate and update the local rules of the Board. Harold is still involved in the Bonding Community and regularly attends Board meetings to help with positive changes for the Harris County Bonding Community.


Harold is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, an Honorary Society of Lawyers whose members are among the best trained attorneys in the state. He is also an Eagle Scout and a trained mediator. Harold served as a volunteer Boy Scout Leader for many years and now volunteers as a Girl Scout Parent.


Prior to beginning his law practice Harold served as the Chief Clerk of one of the biggest Justice of the Peace Courts in Harris County (and the State of Texas). In his 14-year career there he eventually supervised more than 25 clerks, submitted and maintained a budget of $1.5 mil and oversaw the adjudication of 60,000+ Civil and Criminal cases and collection of more than $3.4 mil in County funds annually.


Harold comes from a working-class family and he is no stranger to hard work. He is the first in his family to go to college, first to obtain a graduate degree and the first to become an Attorney. Both his father and grandfather were Union Plumbers, and both members of Plumbers Union Local No: 68 here in Houston. Harold was also a Union Member of AFSCME for 8 years when he worked for Harris County.


Harold has also represented clients in the following courts and practice areas: U.S. Federal Administrative Courts- Houston & San Antonio, Texas (Federal Sector EEOC Age & Race Discrimination and Retaliation Claims); Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Liberty County, Brazoria County, & Limestone County, Texas, County Criminal Courts at Law (Class A&B Criminal Misdemeanor Charges and DWIs); Harris County Civil Courts at Law- Houston, Texas (Civil Debtor Defense, Occupational Driver's License Hearings); City of Houston Municipal Court and various other Municipal and Texas Justice of the Peace Courts (Traffic Tickets, Ordinance Violations, & other Class C Criminal Misdemeanor Charges);

                                                                                           

Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas; Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas; Member, Houston Bar Association; Member and Volunteer, Houston Heights Association; Lifetime Member, University of Houston Alumni Association; Lifetime Member, Gladney Family Association; Volunteer Faculty Member 2006-2007, Texas Justice Court Training Center;


Education and Professional Background: B.A. in Political Science, University of Houston; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), South Texas College of Law; Mediation Training, Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution (STCL), 2007;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 2005;

Patrick Lara, Associate

Biography: Patrick Lara has been practicing criminal defense law for 22 years. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas El Paso in 1991. He graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston of Law Center in 1994. Immediately upon graduation, he opened his law practice in El Paso Texas and Southern New Mexico. He is licensed in Texas and New Mexico state and Federal Courts. Since that time, he has represented defendants in criminal cases ranging from traffic offenses to capital murder, with 3 acquittals for capital murder. He has represented clients in approximately 10 murder/capital murder cases with his most recent case in May 2017.

In addition, Patrick has authored over 100 briefs for clients in Texas and New Mexico Appellate courts. Patrick has also represented over 150 clients in Texas Federal criminal cases in the Western District of Texas and in all federal courts in New Mexico, including over 15 cases tried to a jury.  He has also authored over 40 briefs for clients in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans Louisiana. He has also submitted several briefs for consideration before the United States Supreme Court.

Patrick has also represented numerous law enforcement officers as a staff attorney with the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, which represents law enforcement officers throughout the State of Texas. He has spoken in over 20 criminal defense seminars in Texas and New Mexico. Patrick has also served as a member of the Western District of Texas’s Judicial Selection Committee, a panel made of selected attorneys whose recommendations for Federal District Magistrate are heard for selection as federal judges.

Patrick has joined the Sullo & Sullo, LLP team in August 2016 and handles all state and federal criminal matters including appeals. 

Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas in Real Estate, Business and Technology Law; Member, Houston Bar Association in Real Estate, Construction, Cyber and Probate, Trusts & Estates Law;

Education and Professional Background: B.A. in Criminal Justice, University of Texas at El Paso, 1991; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), University of Houston Law Center, 1994;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 1995;

 

Katherine McCredy, Associate

Biography: Originally from Oregon, Kathryn moved to Texas in 1997 to attend Texas Christian University where she majored in International Communication (through the school’s journalism department) and minored in Spanish. After graduation, she worked for several years as a marketing manager at a boutique advertising agency in Southlake, Texas. In 2004, Kathryn started law school at the University of Houston. There, Kathryn was involved in the Moot Court program participating in oral arguments in various competitions across the country. During law school, she also clerked at The O’Quinn Law Firm assisting with medical malpractice cases and transportation litigation. After graduation, Kathryn began a fellowship which became a full-time position in the Family Law section of Lone Star Legal Aid (“LSLA”). The majority of her docket at LSLA centered on litigation for the protection of domestic violence victims. Most recently, Kathryn worked “on contract” with The O’Quinn Law Firm assisting in securities litigation. During that time, she was asked to present oral arguments before the San Francisco County Superior Court of California. In August 2012, Kathryn joined Sullo & Sullo, LLP as an Associate Attorney. 

Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas;

Education and Professional Background: B.A., Texas Christian University, 2001; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), University of Houston, 2007;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 2008;

 

Jacqueline Okwueze, Associate

Biography: Jacqueline Okwueze was born in Ibadan, Nigeria and moved to the United States at an early age with her mother, a native of Ukraine. Following graduation from Cate High School in Santa Barbara, California, Jacqueline received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, cum laude, from Texas Southern University and represented her college competitively as a NCAA Division 1 athlete in Tennis. She excelled athletically and academically and was a recipient of an athletic and academic scholarship.Thereafter, she received a Master’s in Business Administration and was selected one of four students from her graduating class to be inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She then followed her dream of becoming an attorney and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas. During law school Jacqueline worked at the Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc. as a Research Assistant and published an article in the Institute’s Journal.

She also worked as a Graduate Assistant and taught undergraduate level courses in Business Law. After graduating from TMSL, Jacqueline worked as a law clerk with our Law Firm briefly, and then pursued her passion for immigration law. She worked as an associate for an Immigration Law Firm in Houston where she gained valuable experience in representing clients in Deferred Actions, Employment Based Petitions, Family Based Petitions, Adjustment of Status Applications, Naturalization, Waiver of Inadmissibility, Removal Proceedings, Bond Hearings, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and Immigration Appeals. Jacqueline is an attorney licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. She is a member of the Texas State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas; Member, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Bar Association for the 5th Circuit;

Education and Professional Background: B.A., Texas Southern University (Cum Laude), 2006; M.B.A., Texas Southern University, 2008; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2011;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 2012; United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2012;

 

Daniel R. Pena, Associate

Biography: A native Houstonian, Daniel speaks both English and Spanish. As an Associate Attorney for Sullo & Sullo, L.L.P., he works daily with Traffic Ticket Clients in our Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Practice Group, while also assisting in our Criminal and Family Practice Groups. Daniel has additional experience in advising small business owners on a variety of legal issues such as hiring and firing, workplace safety, reviewing and editing commercial leases and incorporation. Daniel has also worked to oversee construction and renovation of Dental offices where he gained experience in construction “build-out” for commercial leases. His legal practice area knowledge expands into Corporations and Wills. Prior to joining Sullo & Sullo, L.L.P., Daniel worked at Southwest Bank of Texas in Houston in the Contracts Department where he reviewed and edited corporate procurement contracts.                                

Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas;

Education and Professional Background: B.A. in Political Science, South Texas State University, 1995; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), South Texas College of Law, 2001;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 2002;

 

James Rubin, Associate

Biography: Mr. Rubin grew up in New England until his family, of Argentine descent, settled in the vicinity of Houston, Texas, in 1990.  Mr. Rubin was raised in a bi-cultural environment and, as a first generation American, exhibited the motivation necessary to excel both, as student and as an athlete, winning notable long-distance running events throughout a period of four years. In 2003 he graduated cum laude from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, holding a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and having consistently made the Dean’s list for the period 2000-2002.  In 2004, he gained admission to the University of Tulsa College of Law in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he actively participated as a staff member of the Energy Law Journal, publishing case reviews related to political and environmental issues.  As a law student in Tulsa, he became a Judicial Intern to The Honorable Gregory K. Frizzell, from the Tulsa County Court House, assisting Judge David. L. Peterson with research in drug-related cases, and cases involving the loss of judicial immunity in drug courts by Oklahoma Supreme Court Judges. To diversify his training, he became a visiting student at the University of Houston Law Center, gaining admission to the State Bar of Texas in 2008. Throughout 2008, Mr. Rubin served as Assistant District Attorney at the Smith County District Attorney’s Office in Tyler, Texas, where he held the position of Misdemeanor Prosecutor, obtaining valuable experience in plea negotiations, witness preparation, trial preparation, probation revocation, and Justice of the Peace trials. In 2009 he took the position of Criminal Defense Attorney at The Steinmann Law Firm, in The Woodlands, Texas, where he became responsible for the Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Division.  In such a capacity, he conducted intake of cases, plea negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office, trial preparation, motions to adjudicate or suppress, and drafted legal memoranda. Mr. Rubin currently resides in Houston. His fluency as a Spanish speaker and his understanding of Latin American cultures enrich the services we can provide to our clients.
                 

Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas; Member, Houston Bar Association

Education and Professional Background: B.A. in Political Science, South Texas State University, 1995; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), South Texas College of Law, 2001;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 2008; Misdemeanor Prosecutor for Smith County District Attorney's Office, 2008;

 

Sadi R. Antonmattei-Goitia, Associate

Biography:  Sadi  Antonmattei-Goitia was born in Columbus, Ohio, and later joined his parents in their return to Puerto Rico, where he grew up. Sadi earned his B.S. in Economics from Boston College in 1999 and then graduated with honors from the Inter American University School of Law in 2004. Since that time, Sadi has served as a Juvenile Justice Specialist, a Municipal Information Systems Manager, and the head of his own law firm. Mr. Antonmattei-Goitia has experience in Commercial Litigation, Immigration, Sports and Traffic Law. Sadi is also well versed in Corporate Appeals and has been admitted to practice to both the Texas and United States Supreme Courts. Sadi has strong ties to professional baseball, serving as the President of the Puerto Rico Baseball League from 2009-2012 and currently acts as a player agent for Major League Baseball's Player Association.


Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas; Major League Baseball Players Association Player Agent; President, Puerto Rico Baseball League, 2009-2012;

Education and Professional Background: B.S. in Economics, Boston College, 1999; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Inter American University School of Law, 2004;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 2014; U.S. Supreme Court, 2010; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2005; Supreme Court of Texas, 2014; Puerto Rico Supreme Court, 2005; U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2005, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2005; 

 

Penelope Hernandez, Associate

Biography: Penelope Hernandez was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and moved to the United States at an early age. Penelope received most of her education in Texas, having earned her undergraduate degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston in 2003, and having graduated from South Texas College of Law in 2011. Over the years, Penelope has worked as a law clerk and a paralegal, gaining valuable experience in the areas of Traffic Ticket Defense, Family Law, and Criminal Justice. Penelope is fluent in Spanish and is a long distance runner in her spare time. Penelope currently focuses her efforts on products liability cases (defective medical devices and dangerous drugs) for the firm.


Education and Professional Background: B.S. in Hotel & Restaurant Management, University of Houston, 2003; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), South Texas College of Law, 2011;

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 2012;

 

Katherine Marshall, Associate

Biography: Originally from San Antonio, Katherine attended and graduated from Alamo Heights High School, where she excelled academically and on the track. She went on to attend Brown University, where she concentrated in public policy while earning All-Ivy honors as a member of the school-record setting 4x800 meter relay team. After Brown, Katherine attended the University of Houston Law Center, where she worked in the school's immigration and civil clinics, winning an asylum case on behalf of her client. She also clerked for Harry Gee, Jr., and Associates, an immigration firm, where she drafted employment and family-based petitions, and later for The John M. O'Quinn Firm, where she engaged in all aspects of civil litigation and international arbitration. After graduation, Katherine filed tens of dozens of (approved) I-601 waiver applications with Scott & Associates, an immigration boutique, before coming to work for Sullo & Sullo. Katherine now lives in the heart of Houston with her husband, her two young children, her golden retriever, and her two cats. She enjoys running miles (and miles) around the city and sharing its diverse offerings with her family and friends.


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Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 20007;

 

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