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

Other areas we serve

Client Testimonials

I just got off the phone with Desire and am still trying to comprehend what transpired today in Pleasantville Municipal Court. This outcome is way beyond any expectation her and I were willing to think about or discuss. Simply put, I am floored.

Unfortunately due to a prior work commitment, I was unable to attend court today with Desire. As you are aware, due to several postponements this case has been long and drawn out. It has weighed heavily on us for several months. Possibly, as you can imagine, at times it has caused problems between Desire and myself. This was not an easy situation for us to deal with and prepare for. It was life altering & stressful. Like you said to us the first time we met you, “a DUI case is the death penalty case of traffic court (or something like that)”. Today, Desire and I were prepared to bite the bullet and take our punishment.

John, I can’t thank you enough for your outstanding professional legal representation. I can’t thank you enough for the recommendation to retain the expert and quality services of Kevin Flanagan. Your professional assessment of this case was right on the money. The result you achieved is beyond our wildest expectation.

In this world, dreams and miracles do come true, John. Desire & I both believe that. In this particular circumstance, you made this dream and miracle come true. You delivered on your word and did your very best to achieve the best possible outcome. You are a man of your word.

John, I am forever in your debt. If there is anything I could ever do for you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me. This is a totally sincere, open ended offer.”

Respectfully Submitted,

Don S., February 2016

“Dear John,

You probably don’t remember much about me or my case, but I remember you and your staff and the way your caring dedication, generosity, and legal knowledge changed my life.

A few years ago I came to you for help because I was being accused of some charges. And, although they weren’t true, the judge in our case didn’t believe me.

I came to you and explained the situation. I couldn’t afford your quoted fee but I was able to get you to understand my plight. You listened and you believed me and you agreed to help me for a reduced fee. I’m certain you were busy with many full-paying clients at the time. The fact that you were willing to give so much of yourself in representing me turned out to be life-changing.

I really wanted to circle back with you and tell you how much of a difference you made in our lives. I hope that, with this knowledge, you will be able to make other similar decisions that will help others who reach out to you.

For everything you have done, a simple “thank you” seems inadequate, but it’s the best I’ve got. You are a gifted lawyer and I feel it’s important for you to know that you have made a real difference for us. In fact, you changed, and perhaps saved, two lives.”

-W.K., September 2015

“I am very happy with the services provided by John Tumelty. He was able to restore my license from an issue that happened over 16 years ago ! because of his years of experience as former prosecuter, he was able to quickly fix my legal problem. I would highly recommend him to any one facing legal trouble in NJ!”

-Archie M.

“Having worked in the courts for over 30 years, John was always in my top 3 as far as defense attorneys. Always prepared, always on time, and almost always got the results he asked for! Best of the best!”

-Daniel M.

“This man not only helped me NOT go to prison by standing up for me in court, but when you walked in his office he gave me a list of things I HAD to do in order for things to go our way with the judge. . . well, I listened to him. I got sober, paid for weekly drug tests and signed up for an IOP program. Needless to say if John Tumelty hadn’t made me do these things, I wouldn’t have done them. I am now going on 5 years with a different life …sober.”

-Jessica S.

“This man is a great man he does it every time ️and it’s worth every dollar, thanks for everything John.”

-Natalie L.

“Mr. Tumelty, I just wanted to thank you for being a vital part of me being home with my family. It is a testimony to your skills, compassion, and commitment. I am truly grateful.”

-Crystal K.

Free Consultation 24/7

Nights & Weekends

Free Consultation

Free Consultation

Atlantic County Office

Areas We Serve

Atlantic County Office

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.