Joseph Tully has over ten years experience practicing criminal law in California and has been certified as a Criminal Law Specialist* by the California Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Tully began his career as a deputy public defender in the misdemeanor unit of the Fresno County Office of the Public Defender. In that unit, he defended many accused at trial and quickly gained a reputation for excellence in litigation. As a result, Mr. Tully was promoted to the felony trial team after only eight months at the office.
In 2001, Mr. Tully and deputy public defender Jack Weiss left the public defender's office to form Tully & Weiss in the Bay Area. Since the establishment of Tully & Weiss, Mr. Tully has successfully represented individuals, in both State and Federal Court, accused of a wide variety of criminal charges, including domestic violence, DUIs, drug possession and sales, sexual assault and first degree murder.
Mr. Tully has represented many high profile clients with discretion and professional sensitivity. In addition to representing private clients, Mr. Tully is also a member of the Conflict Panel in Contra Costa County, representing indigent defendants in cases where the public defender has a conflict of interest.
Additionally, Mr. Tully is active in the Contra Costa Bar Association where he recently completed a tenure as the Vice Chair of the Criminal Law Section. He had previously served as the secretary of the Criminal Law Section.
Education Juris Doctor, Golden Gate University, School of Law Bachelors of Arts Political Science, University of California, Davis
* To receive the Criminal Law Specialist Certification, attorneys "must have taken and passed a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrated a high level of experience in the field, fulfilled ongoing education requirements, and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work."