Rankin & Sultan
Attorney Jamie Sultan has 40 years of experience fighting for clients facing serious criminal charges in both state and federal courts. His practice includes fending 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. Some of his recent successes include the reversal of first degree murder convictions in Commonwealth v. Ng (Suffolk Superior Court, 2021) and Commonwealth v. Jones, 471 Mass. 307 (2017); the reversal of federal convictions in U.S. v. Diaz-Jimenez, 892 F.3d 454 (1st Cir. 2018) and U.S. v. Starks, 769 F.3d 83 (1st Cir. 2014); and first degree murder acquittals at trial in Commonwealth v. Jones (Suffolk Superior Court 2019) and Commonwealth v. Yasin (Suffolk Superior Court 2018).
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 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 has taught 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 (E.D. TX). While a student at Harvard Law School, he was awarded Best Oralist in the Ames Moot Court Competition.