Jere Sullivan was born on February 24, 1951, in Bakersfield, California. He 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, 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, and set up his solo practice in San Luis Obispo. Since 1995, he has sat in the San Louis 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, now playing in the band, Neon Russell, featuring singer-songwriter Kent Housman, and occasionally playing with several other 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.
Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Landlord Law, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Drug Crimes, Homicide, Domestic Violence, Theft, Evictions for Landlords
University: University of California at Santa Barbara and George Washington University, B.A., 1973
Law School: George Washington University, J.D., 1976
Admitted: 1976, California
Memberships: San Luis Obispo Bar Association; State Bar of California; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; California Public Defenders Association.
Born: Bakersfield, California, February 24, 1951
Biography: Vice-Chairman, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance Board of Directors, 1978-1983
Representative Clients: Mid-State Realty; Peachy Canyon Winery; Central Coast Property Management; MGF Enterprises; Arciero Winery; Tobin James Cellars; Ocean Park Hotels, Inc.; Country Financial, Inc.