Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.345.3300

RECENT DWI & CRIMINAL DEFENSE RESULTS

STATE v. HENDRICKS — NEW JERSEY MURDER TRIAL — “NOT GUILTY” VERDICT

Mr. Tumelty represented Helena Hendricks, who was charged with first degree murder in Atlantic County Superior Court. The defendant faced a number of additional charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose. At the conclusion of a jury trial that lasted three weeks, the defendant was found “not guilty” of all charges.

Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for Over 30 years

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The Difference Between Jail and Prison

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What You Need to Know About Recorded Phone Calls in Jail

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Learn More About Early Termination of Probation

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The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

Skilled Attorney Who Understands the Nuances of NJ Criminal Law

Put John W. Tumelty’s Impressive Criminal and DWI Defense Experience to Work for You

  1. Thirty years of criminal law experience in New Jersey as a defense attorney and a former prosecutor
  2. Represents clients in high-profile criminal cases throughout South Jersey, including Atlantic and Cape May counties
  3. Proven track record of fighting and winning criminal cases, including murder trials, drug distribution jury trials, and weapons offense charges
  4. Former state prosecutor who served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice
  5. Former assistant county prosecutor who served with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Section
  6. New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney since 1995
  7. New Jersey Supreme Court Municipal Court Law Attorney.
  8. Offers round-the-clock service and free consultations at his offices in Atlantic City, Somers Points and Marmora, New Jersey

Local Atlantic City Criminal and DWI Defense Attorney Protects Clients at Every Stage of the Legal Process

The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty is a highly respected law firm with a rich tradition in South Jersey. 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.

Mr. Tumelty resigned his position at the county prosecutor’s office to start his own criminal law practice in South Jersey. Now he devotes his entire legal practice to representing individuals who have been charged with criminal offenses and DWI violations. His trial experience on both sides – as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense lawyer – gives him unique insight into how the other side evaluates a case and prepares for court.

Mr. Tumelty 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.

Everything Mr. Tumelty does is aimed at achieving a dismissal or a not-guilty result in your case so that you get through this without having a criminal record.

Mr. Tumelty’s aggressive approach to criminal defense means that he is prepared to fight for you in the courtroom if your case goes to trial. Since he appears in municipal and superior courtrooms throughout Atlantic County and Cape May County on a daily basis, he has probably dealt with the prosecutor and the judge in the court where you will end up going for your case. Knowing the local prosecutor is critically important and helps tremendously in getting the charge dismissed.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney since 1995. There are approximately 45,000 attorneys in New Jersey. Less than two percent of all NJ attorneys have earned the distinction of being a certified trial attorney.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1984
  • Pennsylvania, 1983

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. – 1983
  • Rider College, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    • B.S. – 1979
    • Major: Accounting

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Jersey State Bar District Ethics Committee, 2004 – 2008
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Atlantic County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1 S. NEW YORK AVENUE, SUITE 212
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.345.3300

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1616 PACIFIC AVENUE, SUITE 318
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.385.4010

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1555 ZION ROAD, SUITE 203
NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225

609.435.1435

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786

Areas We Serve

Atlantic County Offices

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600 Get Directions

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221 Get Directions

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786 Get Directions

Seasoned criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has three conveniently located offices in Atlantic City, Somers Point and Marmora, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Cape May, Dennis Township, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Lower Township, Margate, Middle Township, Northfield, Ocean City, Pleasantville, Sea Isle City, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Ventnor and Wildwood.