Mary Beth DePasquale

Tully Rinckey, PLLC
5488 Sheridan Drive
Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14221
518-640-3591
www.tullylegal.com


With extensive experience as an Erie County assistant district attorney who primarily prosecuted narcotics cases, Mary Beth is familiar with the strategies prosecutors use and how to counter them to ensure the most favorable outcome possible for clients in Western New York. She is a Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, where she practices criminal defense. She can provide aggressive representation to Western New Yorkers charged with misdemeanors, felonies and violations, particularly, drug crimes, murder/manslaughter, DWI/DWAI and robbery.

Mary Beth came to the firm with a dozen years of experience practicing law. For most of that time, she worked in the Erie County District Attorney's Office, where she was a member of the Tactical Prosecution Unit. She primarily prosecuted repeat violent felony offenders, major narcotics offenders and violent juvenile offenders. She has conducted jury trials involving murder, weapons, robbery, sexual assault, domestic violence, and arson. In all, she handled almost 30 felony jury trials.

Mary Beth has extensive experience with narcotics cases and search and seizure law. For over five years, she was the principal narcotics counsel for the Erie County District Attorney.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Mary Beth worked for another Buffalo law firm, where she focused her practice on labor law and workplace discrimination. Her other legal experience includes working as a law intern for a judge in New York's 8th Judicial District and as a law clerk for U.S. Attorneys in the Northern and Western Districts of New York.

In 2012, Mary Beth was co-recognized as the Buffalo Bison's Italian-American of the Year for her prosecution of Riccardo McCray for his role in the “City Grill” homicides, in which he murdered four people and shot and injured four others at a restaurant two years earlier. In 2010, she also received a national and regional award for a drug enterprise investigation from the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

In addition to the practice of criminal law, is a guest lecturer at the Erie County Central Police Services Training Academy and a former instructor teaching criminal justice at Bryant & Stratton College. She received her juris doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law and her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she studied psychology.

EDUCATION:
JD SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
BA STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO
BAR ADMISSIONS:
NEW YORK
U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
PRACTICE AREAS
CRIMINAL LAW