Dustin R. T. Sullivan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Bolivia, NC

Sullivan Law, PLLC
 | 3490 Old Ocean Highway, Unit 3
Bolivia, NC 28422
Phone: 910-508-2200
Fax: 866-596-8969
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

An accomplished criminal defense attorney in Bolivia, North Carolina, Dustin R.T. Sullivan provides representation to clients in the surrounding area who have been charged by the state with felony or misdemeanor offenses. In particular, he has developed a reputation as one of the area's leading attorneys in cases involving driving while intoxicated charges. Mr. Sullivan has often obtained favorable results when challenging traffic stops on the basis of being made without the required reasonable suspicion on the part of law enforcement authorities. This is significant, as a DWI conviction can result in substantial terms of incarceration and heavy fines. He has been named one of the "Top 100" drunk driving attorneys by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC.

Prior to law school, Mr. Sullivan attended the University of Dayton on multiple scholarships, where he was a member of the school's varsity football team before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 2001. After gaining experience as a legal assistant with the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office in Cincinnati, he then pursued his legal education at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia. While there, Mr. Sullivan was a member of one of the school's national moot court competition teams before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006.

After he graduated from law school, Mr. Sullivan worked for the Brunswick County District Attorney's Office and the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office, both in North Carolina, before entering private practice. He is admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts. Active in a variety of professional organizations, Mr. Sullivan counts among his memberships the 13th Judicial District Bar.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Law

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Criminal Law


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About Dustin Sullivan

Admitted: 2007, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.sullivanlawnc.com/About/Dustin-R-Sullivan.shtml


  • 2017 Finalist for Best Attorney in Cape Fear Region by WilmingtonStar  
  • 2013 Shorepicks Finalist for Best Attorney by WilmingtonStar
  • Superb Rating as Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
  • Avvo Criminal Defense Top Contributor, 2012 - 2015
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice, 2012 - 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2014 - 2015
  • 2014 Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016 Public Service Award for Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - DWI North Carolina, 2017
  • Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia, Community Service Award and Moot Court Board, 2006
  • Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia, Moot Court Award

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 13th Judicial District Bar, President, 2017 - 2018
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Associate Member, 2007 - Present
  • 13th Judicial District, Member
  • Brunswick County Bar, President, 2012 - Present
  • Alaska, 2016  
  • North Carolina, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid Volunteer, 2012
  • Legal Aid of Wilmington, 2014 - Present  
  • North Carolina Appalachian School of Law Alumni, 2007 - Present  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Starting Your Own Law Firm, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2013  
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice, Appalachian School of Law, 2016

Representative Clients:

  • Jenelle Evans - Star of MTV's  

Educational Background:

  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, B.A., Major: History, 2001
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Office Location for Dustin R. T. Sullivan

3490 Old Ocean Highway
Unit 3
Bolivia, NC 28422

Phone: 910-508-2200

Fax: 866-596-8969

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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