Attorney Profile

About Cullen A. Tonry

Cullen Tonry, Chalmette personal injury and criminal defense lawyerCullen A. Tonry is a graduate of Lake Castle in 1990, graduate of Holy Cross High School in 1994, and the University of Southern Mississippi in 1999 with a Bachelor's of Science in business administration. He served in the US Marines from 1996 to 2000 as a sergeant in a helicopter squadron based out of Belle Chase, Louisiana. Immediately after, he went to work as a financial advisor for Legg Mason and obtained a Series 7 and 66 licenses to exchange securities on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Once Cullen left the financial industry, he attended law school in 2001 at Southern University's Law Center in Baton Rouge. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2004 while working for the Attorney General's Office in the civil rights litigation division. After passing the Bar exam in 2004, he went to work for the Law Offices of Tonry and Ginart, and became a partner in 2006.

Cullen is a lifelong resident of Chalmette, and is principally involved in providing legal advice and assistance to the people of Louisiana; and especially to the people of St. Bernard Parish. He has been inducted into Cambridge's Who's Who for Excellence in Legal Service in 2009, in addition to being recognized by the American Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the years 2009, 2010, and 2011. Additionally, Attorney Cullen has earned a 9.5 out of 10 rating on Avvo, one of the most prestigious online peer review services.

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Cullen is a member of the following organizations:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Louisiana Association of Justice
  • St. Bernard Kiwanis Club past Board member
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • 34 th Judicial District Bar Association
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • St. Bernard Economic Development Committee (Appointed)