PARTNERS

Greg Sullo, Founding Member & 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.read more

Andrew Sullo, Founding Member & Partner 

Biography: Andrew joined his brother in forming Sullo & Sullo, L.L.P. in 2000. He currently leads the firm's National Pharmaceutical and Products Liability Group as well as its local Personal Injury and Catastrophic Event Dockets. He has represented hundreds of plaintiffs nationwide in cases involving the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Statute, Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer, Stryker Rejuvenate/ABGII hips, recalled DePuy ASR hips, DePuy Pinnacle hips, Transvaginal Mesh Failure, IVC Filter Injuries, and Xarelto Internal Bleeding Incidents. He also represents a multitude of clients in Houston that were victims of Hurricane Harvey’s controlled flooding releases as well as a robust docket of car and truck accident cases. read more

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. read more

 

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.read more

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 and represents clients accused of Felonies in District Court as well. In addition, Harold defends client’s driver’s licenses in Administrative License Revocation Hearings, DPS Suspension Hearings and he 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 more than 400 criminal misdemeanor jury trials to verdict but he has picked far more juries than that. Harold enjoys the personal interaction during jury selection with the dedicated citizens who volunteer their time for jury duty.

Harold has also worked with Criminal bonding issues for more than 25 years and he was elected twice by his fellow Defense Attorneys of Harris County in 2011 & 2012, to represent their interests on the Harris County Bail Bond Board. Harold worked with representatives from every part of Harris County Government and the 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 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 an Eagle Scout and a trained mediator. Harold served as a volunteer Boy Scout Leader for many years and now volunteers in the Houston Area Girl and Boy Scout Programs.

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. He is a third-generation Union Member. Both his father and grandfather were Union Plumbers, and members of Plumbers Union Local No: 68 and Harold was a member of AFSCME for 8 years when he worked for Harris County.

Harold has represented clients in the following courts and practice areas:  

  • U.S. Federal Administrative Courts- Houston & San Antonio, Texas.
  1. Federal Sector EEOC Age & Race Discrimination and Retaliation Claims.
  • Texas County Criminal Courts at Law of Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Liberty, Brazoria, & Limestone Counties.
  1. Class A& B Criminal Misdemeanor Charges (DWIs, Assault, Prostitution, Drugs, Unlawful Weapons)
  • Harris County Civil Courts at Law- Houston, Texas.
  1. Civil Debtor Defense, Occupational Driver's License Hearings
  • City of Houston and other Municipal Courts and various Texas Justice of the Peace Courts.
  1. 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: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers; Member: Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association; Member: Houston Bar Association; Member and Volunteer: Houston Heights Association; Member (for Life): University of Houston Alumni Association; Member (for Life): Gladney Family Association

Activities & Affiliations:B.A., Political Science, the University of Houston; J.D., South Texas College of Law; Licensed to practice law State of Texas: 2005.; Texas Justice Court Training Center, volunteer faculty member: 2006-2007.; Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution at South Texas College of Law, Mediation Training: 2007.

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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.read more

 

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.read more

 

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.read more

 

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.read more

 

Elisha Phipps, Associate

Biography:  A native of Michigan, Elisha Phipps graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Legal Studies and a Minor in Spanish, and went on to graduate from Michigan State University College of Law. She has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 2015.
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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.read more


theLEGALspotlight:

Getting to know our Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys

A criminal offense is a type of crime we distinguish from a civil “wrong.” A criminal offense is viewed by society as not only an offense against a victim but against society as a whole. A civil wrong involves a misbehavior toward a specific victim but is not considered an affront to the public or to morality in general. As an example, robbery is considered a criminal offense because a victim has been (forcefully) deprived of his or her property, but also because society as a whole is not tolerant of a violent personal theft.

When considering a white-collar crime, such as embezzlement, the owner of the business is harmed when an employee embezzles money, but in many cases, so is the public. In contrast, a civil wrong generally does not breach society’s moral sensibilities in the same way a criminal offense does. Because of this, we leave it to “society” (as in a public prosecutor such as a district attorney) to charge and prosecute criminal offenders, bringing justice to the victim, and, by extension, society.

Rather than the monetary compensation awarded a “victim” in a civil case, criminal defendants are incarcerated and/or fined, as a punishment. You may have been charged with a Texas felony—a more serious criminal offense—or a Texas misdemeanor, which is less serious, but can still have serious consequences. Criminal offenses include such crimes as murder, manslaughter, assault, sexual crimes, drug offenses, theft and burglary, DWI and DUI, juvenile crimes, disorderly conduct, domestic violence and shoplifting (as well as many more criminal offenses)

Whether the crime you are charged with is a felony or misdemeanor will depend on many different things—sometimes a crime which is normally a misdemeanor can be charged as a felony when there are aggravating circumstances or the offense is a second, third or subsequent charge. Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys also deal with probation violations, bench warrants and bond hearings. In fact, no matter the issue related to your criminal charges, an experienced Houston Criminal Lawyer from Sullo & Sullo can advocate on your behalf, defending your charges aggressively.

Both felony and misdemeanor offenses can cause not only serious criminal penalties, but additional consequences which can last for many, many years. Who you choose to represent you for your Harris County criminal charges makes a significant difference in the outcome of your criminal charges. The Sullo & Sullo Law Firm has two decades of experience in the field of criminal defense, which is definitely an advantage for you. Your criminal defense is extremely important, and you should not take chances with your future—we are in your corner, by your side, from start to finish. 

About Sullo & Sullo - At the Houston Law Firm of Sullo & Sullo, our Houston Criminal Attorneys have been helping Houstonians for nearly two decades, representing more than 275,000 clients during that time. We offer affordable prices and payment plans, have a 25 + member staff and twelve Houston Criminal Lawyers. In short, we understand the stress you are facing with your Houston criminal charges and we believe we can help alleviate that stress while ensuring your rights and your future are well-protected. We are a full-service law firm, founded with an objective of meeting the needs of today’s clients, while at the same time avoiding multi-tiered staffing and high overhead issues which often burden today’s “conventional” law firms. We have a simple approach—we will work with you to help define your objective then achieve that objective to the extent possible within the criminal justice system. Consider the following regarding Sullo & Sullo’s Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys:

  • We have tried more than 1000 criminal cases with more “not guilty” jury verdicts in Houston Municipal Court than any other law firm (2009-2014, 2017 and 2018);
  • Sullo & Sullo was ranked #1 on Yelp’s list of the Best 10 Lawyers in Houston in April 2019;
  • Sullo & Sullo was ranked #1 on Thumbtack’s list of the Best Lawyers in Houston in May 2019;
  • We were voted “Best Attorney” by the Bellaire/River Oaks/West University Examiner in 2011;
  • Andrew Sullo received AVVO’s 2019 Client’s Choice Award;
  • Andrew Sullo is a Top 100 National Trial Lawyer (2013-2019) as named by National Trial Lawyers;
  • Andrew Sullo is a member of the American Association for Justice (2013-2019). 

At the law firm of Sullo & Sullo, we use innovative and interactive technologies which allow our clients to receive a free consultation on criminal offense matters while retaining our services online. Our focus on keeping up with the ever-changing technologies has enabled our firm to offer high quality legal services at cost-effective prices.

Getting the Help You Need for Your Harris County Criminal Charges - Regardless of the criminal offense you have been charged with—whether a felony or a misdemeanor—Sullo & Sullo can help. We are highly experienced Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers who believe in our clients. We believe your future is important, and we understand that you have many questions following Harris County criminal charges. You may have been arrested for a DWI in Texas or a DUI in Texas. You may be confused about Texas DWI laws and wonder “Is a DWI a felony in Texas?”

You may be unclear about the differences in a DUI vs. DWI in Texas. Perhaps this is your first offense or a subsequent offense. You can have questions regarding an occupational license Texas, your ALR hearing, field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests or blood alcohol tests. Whether you refused the breathalyzer test, or you believe the results of your breathalyzer test are wrong due to a specific issue, your Sullo & Sullo attorney can help. We offer the personal attention you really need following criminal charges in the state of Texas.

If you have been arrested or are being investigated for a crime, you are likely feeling anxious, frightened and totally stressed out. The uncertainty of what you need to do next can be almost paralyzing at a time when you need to take quick action. Remember, your case is far from over simply because you have been arrested. The prosecution must still build a convincing case against you, establishing guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. An experienced Sullo & Sullo Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer can give you the best chance at overcoming this major obstacle in your life and moving forward.

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