About Us

Attorney Brian M. Sullivan, has dedicated his practice to protecting the rights of our local citizens.  Whether representing injured plaintiffs or those accused of crimes, Mr. Sullivan is known for vigorously advocating for his clients, and for obtaining results often believed unattainable.  From six-figure settlements for auto accident injuries to not guilty verdicts on multiple count criminal matters, Mr. Sullivan has become one of the most preeminent lawyers in his practice areas in the State of Washington.  While based in Snohomish County, Mr. Sullivan handles matters though out the state.  All attorneys in the firm teach other lawyers state wide and are frequently sought out in complex litigation matters.

melissa sullivan attorney headshot-1.1Attorney Melissa Sullivan, joined the Sullivan Law Group in 2015 after over a decade of experience at the Skagit County Prosecutor’s Office where she handled all types of cases from misdemeanor driving offenses to serious violent felonies.  She has tried numerous cases to jury verdict and has successfully written and argued numerous matters in front of the Washington State Court of Appeals.  In her first week joining the defense bar, Mrs. Sullivan co-counseled a DUI & Reckless Driving trial that resulted in an acquittal on both counts.  Mrs. Sullivan has taught other lawyers and law enforcement officers from around the state.  Her practice focuses on litigating  criminal defense and personal injury cases.

Attorney Jason Lantz, is one Washington’s most respected DUI Defense Attorneys.  This is in no small part to his repeated not guilty jury verdicts and his leadership role as counsel in the fight against Washington State’s Breath Test Machine, the Draeger Alcotest 9510.  Mr. Lantz is highly sought after by those accused of the most serious driving offenses.  A member of the Sullivan Law Group since 2011, Mr. Lantz has distinguished himself throughout the state as an authoritative resource on DUI and Criminal Defense matters.  Mr. Lantz also maintains a successful appellate practice, regularly challenging rulings incorrect judicial rulings and obtaining vindication for his clients.

Attorney Cassidy Bernardo joined the firm in 2016 after graduating from Seattle University School of Law where she was an Article Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice.  Her practice focuses on personal injury civil litigation, representing injured people in their claims against wrongdoers and insurance companies.

Attorney Paul Grass focuses his practice on criminal defense and civil litigation.  Mr. Grass had a previous career in the Navy and in law enforcement before going to law school. He practiced as a deputy prosecutor and ran his own solo practice before joining the Sullivan Law Group in 2017.

 

 

 

 

Our support staff is outstanding:

Stephanie, who works as a legal assistant and lead on phones is often a the first contact with our clients and other callers.  Stephanie’s role beyond that is broad, assisting the attorneys with all sorts of tasks from checking in with clients about upcoming matters, to transcription of hearings and videos, to records retrieval and review.

Paralegal / Legal Assistant Nancy assists with all aspects of personal injury matters.  Nancy brings her experience in working with government, business, and law to skillfully assist clients navigating the personal injury litigation process.

Paralegal / Legal Assistant Carissa helps our clients and the attorneys manage all types of criminal and administrative matters from DUI to complex personal injury.

Office Manager & Legal Assistant Mary Walker skillfully helps our clients by utilizing her financial services background to assist the firm in both financial/bookkeeping and legal matters.

We have 2 Office Locations:

Brian Sullivan

With clients often referred by judges, prosecutors, other attorneys, and former clients, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with Brian Sullivan as the lawyer for your criminal defense or injury claim.

Attorney Brian Sullivan practices law from his firm in Everett, Washington, and devotes much of his time to DUI / Vehicular Assault / and Serious Accident Injury Cases. He takes cases all over NW Washington, particularly in Snohomish, King, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties.

Mr. Sullivan began his litigation career in Snohomish County as a Deputy Prosecutor. During his time as a deputy prosecutor, he successfully prosecuted thousands of cases, and appeared in front of most judges in the county.  Prior to that time, Mr. Sullivan practiced as a law clerk to Washington State Supreme Court Justice J. M. Johnson.

Brian is well known in the local legal community, and highly regarded by his peers.  He is currently accepting new clients.

Free consultations by Mr. Sullivan are standard for him to consider your case, determine what he can do to help, and to quote a reasonable fee.  All injury cases are done on a contingency basis.

If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, or are charged with DUI, Vehicular Assault, Felony DUI, Reckless Driving, or other felony or misdemeanor, anywhere in NW Washington do not hesitate to call and make an appointment to discuss your case.

Professional Memberships:

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Eagle Member
Snohomish County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College for DUI Defense
Washington State Bar Association, #38066

Education:

Juris Doctor, J.D., Seattle University School of Law, Cum Laude

– Law Journal Article Editor  Seattle Journal for Social Justice
– CALI Award, Criminal Law (awarded to highest scoring student in the class)
– Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Justice (Chapter President)\(legal public service organization – see www.PAD.org)
– Academic Scholarship based on class rank Santa Clara University, B.A. in Communication
-Studied communication style and theory, public speaking, reporting, and media presentation.

Legal Practice:

– Private Practice
– Emphasizing Personal Injury Litigation, DUI / Criminal Defense and Personal Injury
– Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
– Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
– Clerked for Justice J.M. Johnson at the Washington State Supreme Court

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Jason Lantz

Also a graduate of Seattle University School of Law, and winner of the In-House Moot Court Appellate Competition in 2008, Jason works on many different litigation matters for the firm.  His emphasis, however, is in DUI defense where he is well-known as a smart and zealous advocate for his clients.  He joined the firm in November 2011 after impressing Brian with the work he had observed him doing in court for another firm over the last year.

Jason has also represented clients charged with felonies and other misdemeanors including Assault, Malicious Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, Trespass, Theft, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, Racing, Negligent Driving in the First Degree, Hit and Run Unattended, Driving While License Suspended (all degrees), Possession of Drugs, Minor in Possession/Consumption, Telephone Harassment, Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon.

Jason is originally from the Midwest and went to high school in a small town near Dodge City, Kansas.  He obtained a B.S. in Life Science from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He bleeds Wildcat purple, which is not to be confused with Husky purple.

Before becoming a lawyer, Jason was the Director of Operations for the American Red Cross of the Flint Hills.  Jason has always been a fierce advocate for individuals and families and is experienced in helping people in crisis.  Being charged with a criminal offense is a stressful event and Jason takes his job as a “Counselor of Law” seriously.

Education:

Juris Doctor, J.D., Seattle University School of Law, Cum Laude

 

Attorney Melissa Sullivan

Melissa joined the Sullivan Law Group in 2015 after over a decade of experience at the Skagit County Prosecutor’s Office where she handled all types of cases from misdemeanor driving offenses to serious violent felonies.  She has tried numerous cases to jury verdict and has successfully written and argued numerous matters in front of the Washington State Court of Appeals.  In her first week joining the defense bar, Mrs. Sullivan co-counseled a DUI & Reckless Driving trial that resulted in an acquittal on both counts.  Mrs. Sullivan has taught other lawyers and law enforcement officers from around the state.  Her practice focuses on litigating  criminal defense and personal injury cases.
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Serving all Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and North King Counties.  Also Serving Zip Codes: 98020, 98021, 98026, 98036, 98037, 98043, 98046, 98082, 98087, 98201, 98203, 98204, 98205, 98206, 98207, 98208, 98213, 98223, 98241, 98251, 98252, 98256, 98258, 98259, 98270, 98271, 98272, 98275, 98287, 98290, 98291, 98292, 98293, 98294, 98296, Snohomish County, WA

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