Jere N Sullivan Jr.

Jere N Sullivan Jr.

Sole Practitioner since 1983
San Luis Obispo, California

Jere Sullivan was born on February 24, 1951, in Bakersfield, California, and attended local schools until his junior year in high school. In 1967, he left to attend Deerfield Academy, a well known prep school in Western Massachusetts. He graduated from Deerfield in 1969, and returned to California, and attending the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1969 through 1972. In 1972, he returned to the East Coast, where he finished his BA at George Washington University in 1973. He attended GW law school, graduating in 1976. In 1977, he again returned to California, taking a position in the Kern County DA's office. He left the DA's office in 1980, and for three years, was a partner in Yinger, Blanton and Sullivan in Bakersfield.

He started his solo practice in May of 1983, and remained in Kern County until 1986, when he moved to the Central Coast. Since 1995, he has sat in the San Luis Obispo County Court as a pro tem judge, handling small claims, traffic and juvenile cases. He is also well regarded in the community as a musician, occasionally playing, (when he has time), with several of the most well known performers in the area, including Grammy Award winner, Louie Ortega. He enjoys sports, particularly baseball, and is an avid wine collector and amateur wine maker.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1983

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Drug Violations
  • Traffic Violations
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • LandLord Evictions
  • Drug Offenses
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Child Molestation
  • Terrorist Threats
  • Assault
  • Narcotics and/or Drug Possession
  • Narcotics and/or Drug Sales
  • Narcotics and/or Drug Manufacturing
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Grand Theft
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Landlord Law
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Homicide
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft
  • Evictions
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Select Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1982


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia - 1976
  • George Washington University
    • B.A. - 1973

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Luis Obispo Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member
  • California Public Defenders Association, Member
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance Board of Directors, Vice-Chairman, 1978 - 1983

Past Employment Positions

  • Yinger, Blanton and Sullivan in Bakersfield, Partner, 1980 - 1983
  • Kern County, Deputy District Attorney, 1977 - 1980