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John W Tumelty

Criminal defense Attorney at ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

4.8   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1984
    Status
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About John

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    John W. Tumelty, founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, brings more than 30 years of experience to both the negotiating table and the courtroom on behalf of his clients. He is passionate about protecting his clients’ reputations and livelihood by crafting creative defense strategies that keep his clients out of jail. If you have been charged with a crime in South Jersey, you need a lawyer who will fight tirelessly on your behalf.

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    For more than 30 years, Mr. Tumelty has been representing good people, just like you, who have made mistakes and been charged with DWI in Atlantic and Cape May counties. As founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, he is a skilled negotiator and a tenacious litigator. A former Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice, and a former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mr. Tumelty is a former state and county prosecutor who investigated and prosecuted major felony crimes, including murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, white collar crimes, and serious drug crimes. He is a sole practitioner who has a strong commitment to serving the best interests of his clients. He understands that this is the most important thing happening in your life right now. You can rest assured he will work tirelessly on your behalf and seek a favorable resolution to your criminal matter. He will also provide you with personalized attention. When you hire John Tumelty, you know that your case will not be passed off to a new attorney or junior associate. He will help you from the initial interview until the case is successfully resolved. He will also work with skilled and experienced private investigators, accident reconstructionists, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, and other experts who may be necessary for building a successful defense strategy in your case.

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THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
1616 Pacific Ave.
Suite 318
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, 08401
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ, 08223
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Joe | August 4, 2021
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Thanks again John
Very professional! Stayed on top of everything! And costs are reasonable! I couldn’t ask for more!
Posted by Tiana | April 6, 2021
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Nice and Professional
The staff could've been more professional but as for the lawyer he was professional, nice and to the point.
Posted by MToy | January 15, 2021
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Fantastic and Fully Devoted to your defense
One hard working attorney with vast experience and no nonsense. Mr Tumelty works hard for you. He completely listens to you and keeps you on point and focused. His staff is so professional and knowledgeable. He swiftly gets in touch with you and wastes no time nor your money to get your matter resolved with the best outcome. I am very grateful for this outstanding lawyer, for his staff and the final not guilty on my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2020
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Defense A
Thanks John for defending me. Your the Best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2020
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An amazing criminal defense attorney
John is an amazing attorney who greatly served my family. He was attentive, knowledgable, and a zealous advocate while in court. Ultimately John was able to win an incredibly difficult case for my family; we owe him a great debt.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2019
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Amazing attorney that cares!
I appreciate everything John has done for my family.So kind and really cares.A great attorney that I 100% recommend.
Posted by Terence | June 15, 2019
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Great Attorney
I was in need of an attorney for a situation and was referred to Mr. Tumelty. He completely understood my situation and handled every aspect with the most favorable outcome possible. I will absolutely recommend and use him in the future
Posted by Heleena | September 26, 2018
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Top Notch Attorney
John is the best lawyer I have ever seen. I was facing very serious high profile charges and could see no way out. He was very patient with me, yet completely honest and confident in his explanations, and assuring me a favorable outcome. I was facing over 30 yrs! John was an amazing attorney in the courtroom. If you ever find yourself in John Tumelty's care; you're in good hands!
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Posted by Don | November 27, 2017
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Outstanding
John Tumelty provided outstanding professional representation for my case. John guided me throughout the legal process and provided personal attention to my case and was always available for consultation. If you require legal representation I could not recommend John and his team more!
Posted by laura | November 4, 2017
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john tumelty
John wanted to thank you for your help in this matter, and nice meeting you. I would definitely recommend you/your office to anyone needed lawyer assistance. You knew the legal system and and the cape may courts and procedures. You were very assuring, kind and professional since we spoke in the summer, until closure in november, and true to your word! Thanks again, and God Bless your work! Laura and Patrick Long Island, NY
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Posted by Timothy | January 19, 2017
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Charges dropped!
Mr. Tumelty found a loophole within case evidence to get both of my charges dropped. He is very attentive to detail, fairly priced, and great at what he does. I highly recommend this lawyer for any issue you may encounter. Without his help I would have been in deep water
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2016
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Mr. Tumelty
This man could not have been any more supportive and knowledgable in my mothers DUI case. She was extremely scared of the unknown and at 80 years old, John spent so much time explaining in detail what to expect. He was so very patient and kind throughout the whole process. He worked very hard in many ways. We can't say enough how John was there for my mom and is the best of the best in his line of work., he would be the only choice in South Jersey for criminal defense. Thank you so much Mr. Tumelty!
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2016
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Disorderly Persons Charge Reduction
John was able to get my sentenced reduced by reviewing all of the facts and preparing an excellent defense. His knowledge of the law as well as his preparedness resulted in a favorable resolution of my issue while clearing my record of any criminal charges.
Posted by Mark G | June 29, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired John to represent my son. Mr. Tumelty is excellent at explaining to you the legal matter in front of you as well as explaining to you in detail what he can do FOR YOU to get the best results you are looking for in your case. I find Mr. Tumelty to be very honest and trustworthy Attorney. He is definitely not just collecting a fee. He EARNS IT !! I would most definitely recommend Mr. Tumelty to anyone looking for a highly skilled attorney in the courtroom. Sincerely, Mark G
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
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Made the best of a bad situation
John and his team were very sensitive to my concerns regarding my case and always communicated promptly and discreetly. John was able to get the charge lowered and helped resolve my case as quickly as possible. If you have need representation in the area, I highly recommend him.
Posted by Barbara | June 29, 2016
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Dedicated...Honest...Caring
After 11 months of frustration trying to survive the N.J. legal system, I decided it was time to make a change. I contacted John Tumelty. After reviewing the case he provided me with confidence as he proceeded to move forward ...we were only 6 weeks away from facing a trail. John addressed all of the opposing issues that were presented and was able to close the case successfully. My family will be forever grateful to John Tumelty...he is truly a dedicated, caring and professional attorney!
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Posted by Barb | June 28, 2016
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A True Lifesaver!!
Its very difficult to summarize all that has happened over the last 6 months. To be brief ,my daughter got mixed up with the wrong crowd and along with that came not 1, not 2 but 4 different arrests, each with multiple charges. ( DUI, Poss CDS in MV, Leaving scene of accident, under age drinking- just to name a few) I contacted John at the beginning of this nightmare, after the first charge. His recommendation was to get her in D/A treatment ASAP. My daughter fought me everyday but she went and everytime she was about to leave, John contacted her and reinforced how important it was for her to complete the program. That, I believe is what helped her through the multiple cases AND helped her graduate High School. John is honest and upfront about what the possibilities are for cases and what to be prepared for. He got the most favorable outcome for my daughter in every case. Honestly, there are no words that can express my gratitude to John for helping save my daughter's life. One last thought: Don't ever say it can't happen to you, as it can and it did to me and my family. I highly recommend John Tumelty, he is exceptional!!!!
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Posted by William | June 22, 2016
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John Tumelty is the Best--100% Recommended!
John Tumelty, Esquire, is the best! I have worked with numerous lawyers throughout my business career and I rate John Tumelty in the very top echelon. He is dedicated to his client, totally prepared for all situations, and always available for any questions or meetings I requested. There was never a situation that John did not resolve. His legal expertise was excellent and he constantly made certain that I had a clear understanding of all matters. He was very unique in that he truly cared about you personally and did everything he could to make you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I would 100% ask John to represent me again if needed as well as recommending his services to anyone who asked me for the name of an attorney to help them.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2016
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Knowledgable, professional & compassionate
I could not be more pleased with my representation by Mr. Tumelty. I unfortunately received what I thought was unthinkable for me, a DUI, coming home from a restaurant one evening. I received a number of recommendations to contact Mr. Tumelty. He made almost immediate arrangements to meet with me and review my case. He listened very attentively, subsequently studied the case and ultimately the charges were dismissed. Over the 3-4 months between my hearings, he returned my calls promptly and was always there for any questions that I might have had. I have to say, the entire situation was quite trying for me and I am extremely thankful to have met John Tumelty and have him by my side. I would recommend his services to anyone without hesitation. John is a top notch attorney!
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Posted by Don S | June 21, 2016
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John Tumelty DUI Defense Attorney
John is a very honest professional attorney. John is a straight shooter & expect to hear the truth. John knows DUI law inside & out. John is a compassionate person & a man of his word. Someone you can trust during a difficult time. John informed us DUI is the Capital Punishment of traffic court. Meaning facing loss of license, fines, & penalties is very serious business. It has the potential to be life altering. John told us to prepare for the worst outcome but pray for the best. We did as he instructed. Due to John's knowledge of the law & professional handling of our case John was able to get the DUI charge dropped to reckless driving. This was the absolute best possible potential outcome. In my eyes, this outcome was nothing short of a miracle. This review is solely provided due to the respect & admiration I have for John Tumelty, I would recommend his legal services to anyone. Thanks
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of John W. Tumelty
  • 1991 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Atlanta County Prosecutes Office
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • State Of New Jersey
  • 1984 - 1986

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Rider University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. K.M.
  • Not Guilty
  • STATE vs. P.A.
  • Not Guilty
  • STATE vs. B.A.
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar District Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Certified Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
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Publications

  • The Criminal Law Digest
  • STATE v. HENDRICKS – NEW JERSEY MURDER TRIAL
  • 2013

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ATLANTIC CITY Criminal defense Lawyer John W Tumelty
John W Tumelty
Criminal defense Attorney
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Licensed for 40 years
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