Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7


Former Prosecutor

Now Fighting for You

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts



New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney who
knows how to navigate the local courts.



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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Top-Rated South Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers

A bright and promising future can be destroyed by a criminal conviction. Not only can a conviction result in the loss of your freedom; it can also make it difficult for you to secure or maintain employment. Information about all criminal convictions in New Jersey is a matter of public record and can be found in a simple online search. Imagine how a future employer will react when a conviction shows up on a background check. Your chances of being hired will likely be seriously affected by a blemished record. Further, many crimes come with serious jail time.

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. Call or email Mr. Tumelty today for a free consultation about your case. Mr. Tumelty is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and New Jersey Supreme Court Municipal Court Law Attorney.

Former State Prosecutor Represents Clients Charged with Various Crimes

If you or someone you know is facing any of these criminal charges, please call our office to speak to an attorney about your defense strategy:

Speak with an Experienced Atlantic City Attorney Who Is Committed to Helping You Beat Your Criminal Charges – Avoid a Criminal Record

If you are facing criminal charges, your reputation, your livelihood, and your freedom are at stake. Don’t go it alone. You need to make a call to secure the legal representation of a criminal defense lawyer with years of experience. John W. Tumelty has served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice. As a state prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted major felony crimes. He has also served as an assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Section, prosecuting felony offenses like murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, vehicular homicide, and serious drug crimes.

Mr. Tumelty puts all those years of experience on the prosecutor’s side of the courtroom to work fighting tirelessly to defend the rights of his NJ clients charged with crimes. He has defended clients in courtrooms throughout New Jersey, including the New Jersey Supreme Court. In fact, Mr. Tumelty has been a New Jersey Supreme Court certified trial attorney since 1995.

At the end of the day, titles don’t win cases. Aggressive, strategic criminal defense wins cases. John W. Tumelty has a long track record of winning cases for his clients. He is a skilled negotiator who will work with prosecutors to secure the best possible plea agreement in your case. When necessary, however, he is a capable, aggressive litigator who is prepared to fight for you in the courtroom should your case go to trial.

Call the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty Today; He Will Protect Your Rights & Freedom

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in Atlantic City, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Brigantine, Glassboro and throughout New Jersey, it is imperative that you contact an attorney who will put your needs first. John W. Tumelty is available right now to take your call, or you can use the convenient contact form to request a free consultation at his Atlantic City, Marmora or Somers Point offices. When you need an experienced criminal defense attorney, John Tumelty is here — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact him today to discuss your case and determine right away what needs to be done to get your charges dismissed so you can move on with your life.

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South Jersey criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty is conveniently located in Atlantic City, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Brigantine, Buena, Cape May, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Folsom, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate, Mullica Township, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, Ventnor,  and Waymouth.