Charlie Sullivan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas in 1977 and obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University School of Law in January of 2007. After his BBA, he immediately went to work in the Engineering and Construction Department of GTE, then got a better offer from Southwestern Bell.
After doing about 8 years in the corporate world he left to become a partner in two businesses with his teenage friend, Brian Mahoney, and reciprocal Best Men at each of their weddings, both recently celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversaries.
Charlie was the Real Estate Broker, Brian the builder for their companies Texas Real Estate and Mahoney Custom Homes. While surviving the mid to late 80’s crash in the market they amicably split paths in 1989. He began his 3rd career as a Vice President of Marketing for Canyon Lake Telecommunications Company CSI.
He then went on to form his own telecom companies working with many others in Payphone Providers Inc., COINLINK LLC, ComChoice Inc., Clipper Telecommunications Inc., TURNKEY PREPAID LLC, and CBS LLC. He was an owner and Vice President and COO of PPI, President and Chairman of the Board of the other companies.
From 1989 to 2002 he was the primary force in companies that specialized in payphones, switches, hotel systems, and other services including a Joint Venture with AT&T and Kodak, to provide the fiber for all Texas Department of Public Safety’s software and hardware for the DPS Driver’s License Department still in use today. Testifying before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Sullivan played a primary role in opening the payphone market to competition in Oklahoma.
Striking out on his own with SULLIVAN & ASSOCIATES PLLC, Charlie entered general practice and did a bit of everything, criminal defense, civil litigation, family, real estate, juvenile, custody, probate, guardianship, trusts, personal injury, business, contracts and corporate work. Charlie’s experience in Estate Planning, Real Estate, and past participation in Business Civil Litigation led him to his primary interest in Plaintiff litigation.
This is intertwined with all areas of his practice. Our commitment is to keep our clients out of litigation before it starts, but when it is time to fight the Battle we are prepared for WAR.
A real COURTROOM BATTLE and a Forrest Gump feather led to the ultimate formation of JONES SULLIVAN LAW. Years ago, his current partner, Gina Jones, and Charlie had duked it out in Court.
Afterward they licked their wounds and met for a beer at the Old Liberty Bistro below her office in the Old City Hall Building. They became fast friends and a few days later Charlie saw her Law License. Gina Marie Applewhite Jones.
Charlie asked if she knew Mary Applewhite from Clear Lake. She said you mean my favorite Aunt. Turns out Charlie had known her Aunt for 45 years or more. She was a very good friend and fellow Clear Creek Cavalier with Charlie’s wife, Ann, as a Junior.
Her senior year Mary was a member of the first graduating class of the newly formed Clear Lake High School. Ann stayed at Clear Creek as Captain of the Cavalier Dance Team.
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