Dustin R. T. Sullivan

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Bolivia, North Carolina

Sullivan Law
Dustin R. T. Sullivan
Sullivan Law

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2007

Education: Appalachian School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
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Sullivan Law

3490 Old Ocean Highway
Unit 3
Bolivia, NC 28422 Visit website


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 DWI DUI 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. With nearly two decades of experience, he has taught a number of legal education courses about DWI defense to criminal defense attorneys throughout the State of North Carolina. 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 Division 1-AA 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

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Law, DUI/DWI

  • 60% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 40% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2007, North Carolina

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice, Appalachian School of Law, 2016
  • Starting Your Own Law Firm, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2013  
Educational Background:
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, B.A., Major: History, 2001
Representative Clients:
  • Jenelle Evans - Star of MTV's Teen Mom 2, 2012
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Legal Aid Volunteer, 2012
  • Legal Aid of Wilmington, 2014 - Present  , 2016
  • North Carolina Appalachian School of Law Alumni, 2007 - Present  , 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 13th Judicial District Bar President, 2018
  • Alaska State Bar  , 2016
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Associate Member, 2023
  • 13th Judicial District, 2023
  • Brunswick County Bar President, 2019
  • , Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Wilmington Award Winner, Expertise.com, 2021
  • , Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia, Moot Court Award, 2005
  • Public Service Award, Legal Aid of North Carolina, 2016
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice, Avvo.com
  • Shorepicks Finalist for Best Attorney , WilmingtonStar Newspaper, 2013
  • , Community Service Award and Moot Court Board, Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia, 2006
  • Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina, The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Criminal Defense Top Contributor, Avvo.com
  • Finalist for Best Attorney in Cape Fear Region, WilmingtonStar newspaper, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - DWI , SuperLawyers, 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Superb Rating as Top Attorney in Criminal Defense

Office location for Dustin R. T. Sullivan

3490 Old Ocean Highway
Unit 3
Bolivia, NC 28422

Phone: 910-508-2200


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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