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Christopher Matthew Tunney

Criminal defense Attorney at Corning, NY

3.0   4 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Are you facing prosecution from a pending criminal charge? Our office handles all types of criminal cases, including larceny, burglary, and murder. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you can count on Mr. Tunney.

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    DWI cases are very common and we do a lot of them. It is critical you have someone who knows DWI laws representing you. Attorney Tunney has several years of legal experience and education to guide you through the DWI process.

  3. Family
    8%

  4. Real estate
    3%

  5. Child abuse
    1%

  6. Child custody
    1%

  7. Child support
    1%

  8. Domestic violence
    1%

  9. Foreclosure
    1%

  10. General practice
    1%

  11. Juvenile law
    1%

  12. Landlord or tenant
    1%

  13. Lawsuits and disputes
    1%

  14. Residential real estate
    1%

  15. Sex crime
    1%

  16. Speeding and traffic ticket
    1%

  17. Violent crime
    1%

  18. White collar crime
    1%

A TRIAL ATTORNEY WHO IS ALWAYS PREPARED TO GO TO COURT. CALL NOW 607-358-7673!

Christopher Tunney is a 2004 Graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. Upon Graduation, he went to work for Jones Day, New York, as an Associate in their Litigation Department. In 2009, he returned to Steuben County to work for the District Attorney’s Office. While there, he was the county’s DWI prosecutor, taking both misdemeanor and felony cases to trial. In addition to his DWI caseload, Mr. Tunney handled a broad range of criminal matters, both felony and misdemeanor.

In 2012, Mr. Tunney opened a private practice in Corning, where he continues to serve the community, handling all criminal matters, from Homicide to DWI/DWAI, Family Court, Real Estate and beyond.

Mr. Tunney is a member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

 

Criminal convictions can have life-altering consequences. If you have been arrested, it is critical that you have a professional to help guide you through the legal process. While you may be confused or even intimidated by the court system, an aggressive but responsible attorney will make all the difference for you.

As a defendant, you are entitled to certain rights and protections. Your attorney’s most important job is to make sure you understand what those are, so that you can make the best and most informed decisions regarding your case. Should a trial be necessary, make sure you have chosen someone who is willing and prepared to represent you in court.

Location

The Law Office of Christopher M. Tunney, Esq.

Reviews

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Posted by Mario | May 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris, you the man.
Chris is the man! I got pulled over for doing 15 over the speed limit just entering Chemung County on my way to Horseheads while passing another driver on I86 and the officer cited me for 10. It was Good Friday that day and this wasn’t the best Friday for me to get pulled over lol. I am a PA (out of state) driver so even though the points wouldn’t affect my PA driving record, my auto insurance would have spike if I would have plead guilty to the ticket. Plus I will be moving to New York State shortly so I had to take care of this somehow. I talked with Chris Tunney who assured me that he would able to talk the ADA into reducing the points. And he did just that. In New York state, 10 over the speed limit is 3 points. Chris got my speeding ticket reduced from 3 points to 0 points and a non moving violation. He came through for me like he said he would. If you ever get pulled over, Chris is the man to talk to.
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Posted by Gary | March 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the good guys!
I originally retained Chris to help me with a "handsfree" traffic violation that I had received almost two years previously. The prior lawyer had let things fall through the cracks, and I thought it was taken care of. In the interim I moved and any correspondence from the courts or Albany did not reach me. I was shocked to find out that almost two years, during a citation for a car registration issue, that my license had been suspended. Chris was able to give me excellent free advice on how to get my license reinstated, and then for a very reasonable fee had my initial handsfree 5 point violation reduced to a 2 point stop sign violation. Much more important I have been dealing with an urgent legal family situation. Chris listened to me regarding this life altering event, with kindness and compassion, and made excellent recommendations for other lawyers who would be able to help me. And at no charge whatsoever. Highly recommended, without reservation, at least based on my experience with him.
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Posted by Joshua | October 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Terrible trial lawyer!
If you have any kind of trial you'd be better off throwing your money away. Very little prep work, very meek in litigation, and puts up little to no fight. According to multiple other attorneys he failed to inform me of a very common law practice and actually suggested the bribe the other attorneys offered for me to drop the case.... this man took money and refused to even return a phone call after he lost the most important moment of my life!
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Posted by Tyler | May 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
worst lawyer ever dealt with
spoke with him about a year regarding a speeding ticket, he said he will take care of it paid him and everything and with covid going on he kept telling me the courts are closed finally a year later tells me i have court date and he will handle it ever since then i haven't heard from him

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Christopher M. Tunney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Steuben County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Jones Day
  • 2004 - 2007

Education

  • Fordham
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Steuben County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
  • Fordham Law School
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is a highly skilled and passionate criminal defense trial attorney. I have referred my own clients to Chris for criminal and or traffic court matters and have always been very pleased with the professionalism and quality he has delivered."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Tunney is a fierce lawyer who will go to a jury trial to get his clients the justice that they deserve. Many lawyers shy away from court room action, Attorney Tunney excels there."
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Corning Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Matthew Tunney
Christopher Matthew Tunney
Criminal defense Attorney
Corning, NY
Licensed for 17 years
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