The Koger Building
Corner of 9th Street North & Gandy Blvd.
9721 Executive Center Drive North, Suite 120
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Attorney Timothy Sullivan has a wide-range of practical experience in the defense of criminal cases. His background also includes a focus on the specialized and unique training law enforcement relies upon in making a DUI arrest.
Tim attended Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics. While serving as president of his class, he worked as a paralegal at the area’s largest law firm.
After graduating from college with honors, Tim went on to attend Stetson University College of Law. In addition to being recognized on the “Dean’s List,” Tim was also honored for his astute trial and evidence skills in Trial Advocacy Competitions.
As a law student, Tim gained valuable experience serving as a law clerk for a United States Federal Judge in Tampa. He also completed a clinical internship for the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office.
Subsequent to graduating from law school, Tim was sworn in as a Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney. As a prosecutor, Tim learned street-level DUI enforcement tactics from the inside. He quickly rose through the ranks in the State Attorney’s office and was selected to run the North County Traffic court division. Tim was subsequently promoted to “Lead Trial Assistant” and supervised other Assistant State Attorneys in their prosecution of DUI cases.
Tim has invaluable insight into the strategies often employed by both police officers and prosecutors. He completed the same specialized DUI education and training that law enforcement officers attend. Tim became certified to operate the Intoxilyzer 8000. However, his training did not end there. He went on to achieve state inspector certification necessary to review the maintenance and calibration of breath testing machines before they can become legally employed by a police department to gather evidence in DUI cases.
Tim received a scholarship from the University of North Florida to attend the “DUI Drug Recognition Expert Program.” There, he studied alongside DUI Squad Officers in the complex area of Drug-Impaired Driver detection.
Tim’s focus and concentration in the area of DUI and criminal law did not go unnoticed in the legal community. Tim began training prosecutors at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center. Later, Tim was called upon to serve as an Adjunct Professor at Tallahassee Community College. In that capacity, he taught prosecutors from across the State on how to most effectively prosecute cases. Tim Sullivan’s intimate knowledge of his adversary’s strategies and tactics can translate into valuable insight used for the benefit of his clients in court.
In 2011, Tim completed an intensive continuing legal education program conducted at Harvard Law School. This multi-day program is considered one of the premier criminal defense courses of instruction offered in the United States.
As an attorney at the law firm of Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan, Tim’s superior commitment to excellence is considered an invaluable asset to their criminal defense team. The law office of Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This 140 year old organization relies on the opinions of local lawyers and judges. An “AV” distinction is awarded only to law firms considered to possess the highest level of skill, integrity and ethical standards.