Joseph Tully has over fifteen 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. He has been recognized by the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers in both 2013 and 2014.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.EducationJuris Doctor, Golden Gate University, School of LawBachelors 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."