Joseph Tully

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Martinez, California

Tully & Weiss Attorneys at Law
Joseph Tully
Tully & Weiss Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in California since: 1999

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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Tully & Weiss Attorneys at Law

713 Main Street
Martinez, CA 94553 Visit website


A well-sought-after attorney in California, Joseph Tully is the founder of Tully & Weiss, a Martinez-based legal practice. With the culmination of more than two decades of experience and knowledge, he has strategized winning solutions for those who are accused of various crimes, including gun offenses, drug crimes, domestic violence, DUI and white-collar crimes.

Well-versed in the state’s laws, Mr. Tully has served as a lead attorney in over 1,000 cases during his time as a public defender. Board-certified in criminal law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, his diligence, preparation and knowledge have come to crucial use in several cases, especially the complex ones requiring extensive research.

An undergraduate student at the University of California, Mr. Tully earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government. Later, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the Golden Gate University School of Law.

Throughout his career, Mr. Tully has focused on protecting and upholding his clients’ liberty and legal rights. His dedication to advocating for justice has earned him a reputation as a steadfast champion for those in need. Not only is he well-respected and looked up to by his peers, but he has also received several awards and accolades for his commendable career, including securing a place on the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by The National Trial Lawyers for several years. He is also rated "Superb" on Avvo.

Apart from his daily legal practice, Mr. Tully can be seen on various national television networks and channels, such as Law & Crime and the East Bay Times, introspecting and providing legal analysis to the public. He has also authored a best-selling book, California: State of Collusion, where he discusses in detail racial prejudice, cover ups and California’s criminal justice system.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Whistleblower, White Collar Crime

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Joseph represented a medical marijuana dispensary, which was raided and charged with cultivation, possession with intent to sell, sales, and manufacturing. Of the charges that were not dismissed, the client was found not guilty on all of them
  • Joseph represented a Filipino immigrant who was accused of felony assault and discharging a firearm with gross negligence when he defended himself against three teenage boys who trespassed on his property. At trial, Joseph argued that his client was standing his ground, and the jury found him not guilty in a landmark case, 2014
  • A client accused of first degree murder and attempted robbery was found not guilty on both charges
  • A client accused of domestic violence, child cruelty, possession of illegal assault weapon and possession of large capacity magazine was fully exonerated on all charges by either being found not guilty or through dismissal
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Each year, Tully & Weiss offers the Joseph Tully Students for Integrity in the Criminal Justice System Scholarship, a $1,000 cash award for students with a personal or academic interest in advancing ethics and integrity in the U.S. criminal justice system. The scholarship helps cover educational expenses for students entering or continuing schooling at any college, university or law school
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Former Vice Chair, Criminal Law Section, Contra Costa Bar Association
  • Member, Contra Costa Bar Association
  • Former Secretary, Criminal Law Section, Contra Costa Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
Industry Groups:
  • California NORML
  • U.S. Concealed Carry Association Law Network

Office location for Joseph Tully

713 Main Street
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone: 925-229-9700


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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