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Cullen Adair Tonry

Cullen Adair Tonry

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

About Me

I was once asked to write 120 words that best describe me; here was the result:


Dad, husband, and lawyer are all labels given to me by default. I AM a defender of the poor, the less informed, and to those in which nothing extraordinary is expected. I fight injustice in the civil and criminal matters and am on the front line of defending our constitutional freedoms that are so frequently trampled on by those more fortunate.


The jury is the least corruptible instrument alive in today’s justice system and public opinion is being carefully crafted to reflect the interest of Goliath while David’s freedoms are being washed away in the name of Justice. I am not here to judge, I am here to inform, educate, and defend. (8 words shy)


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    10 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    10 years
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    10 years
  4. Personal Injury: 15%
    10 years



Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Brian Leonard Glorioso

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brian Glorioso Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Greel Ralls Jr.

    I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.


    John Ralls Oil & Gas Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

The Tonry Law Firm

2300 Pakenham Drive
Chalmette, LA, 70043



LAEligible to practice law200408/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarLouisiana Super Lawyers2015
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under 40National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Rising StarLouisiana Super Lawyers2014
Top 75 DUI Attorneys (LA)National Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
Top AttorneysLouisiana's Outstanding Young Lawyers2013
Rising StarLouisiana Super Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Tonry Law Firm2012 - Present
PartnerLaw Office of Tonry, Ginart & Jones2005 - 2012
Law ClerkLouisiana Attorney General's Office2002 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Civil Liberties UnionMember2006 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Louisiana Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
St. Bernard Parish Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Auto Accident: G.D. v. Geico$100,000.00

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Southern MississippiBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1999