James L. Sultan

James L. Sultan

jsultan@rankin-sultan.com

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Attorney Jamie Sultan has more than 30 years of experience fighting for clients facing serious criminal charges in both state and federal courts.  His practice includes seeking to fend off charges against clients under investigation, defending clients who have been charged, and prosecuting appeals and post-trial motions on behalf of clients following conviction.  He has appeared in trial and appellate courts throughout Massachusetts and in seven other states.  Jamie has handled a number of high-profile cases, including the post-conviction litigation in the Fells Acre Day Care sex abuse case which garnered national media attention.  Some of his most recent reported successes include appellate reversals of first degree murder convictions in Commonwealth v. Woodbine, 461 Mass. 720 (2012) and Commonwealth v. Toolan, 460 Mass. 452 (2011).

Attorney Jamie Sultan has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America from 1991 to date and in Massachusetts Super Lawyers from 2004 to date.  He has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV, signifying “the highest level of professional excellence.”  In 1997, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named him one of the ten Massachusetts Lawyers of the Year.  He teaches a criminal defense seminar at Boston College Law School and lectures regularly at criminal defense conferences.

Attorney Jamie Sultan has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1980 and was admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1988.  He also belongs to the U.S. District Court Bar and the Bar of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, and Seventh Circuits.

Before beginning his practice of law, Attorney Sultan served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Robert F. Drinan and clerked for U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice. While a student at Harvard Law School, he was awarded Best Oralist in the Ames Moot Court Competition.

Partner since 1986
b. 1953, New Haven, Connecticut
Harvard Law School (J.D. 1980)
Yale College (B.A. 1974), summa cum laude
with honors in history
Member: Phi Beta Kappa