Attorney at Law
Location: Des Moines IA & Minneapolis
Phone: (515) 493 – HURT (493-4878)
Tom has spent the past 35 years developing his career in the legal industry. He has held numerous roles as owner, manager, and consultant throughout his career in areas of business, sales, politics, and law. However, three roles have remained constant in all his positions: leader, motivator, and creative facilitator of change.
Tom’s dynamic personality, intuitive communication skills, and a creative intellect have enabled him to be successful in a variety of endeavors. Tom established, TULLY LAW OFFICE, P.C., on St. Patrick’s Day 2012, in honor of his Irish heritage, a small law office representing only injured plaintiffs.
In addition, Tom has owned or managed several retail businesses, a fine dining restaurant, appeared in a few Hollywood motion pictures and a TV movie, developed and still manages a retail Playing Card Company, and he served as a political appointee in State government as the assistant Secretary of State of Iowa. Immediately prior to obtaining his law degree, Tom operated a successful legal consulting business assisting some of the most prominent trial attorneys in the Midwest and surrounding States. Particularly, Tom had the privilege of working with renowned civil rights attorney, Mr. Gerry Spence of Wyoming, for over a year on his very last civil rights trial. This ongoing trial consulting business, Attorney Technical Resources, has allowed Tom the unique opportunity to prepare and participate in dozens of mediations as well as “second chair” over 70 trials with some of the area’s best trial attorneys.
Tom has a broad range of interests, which he developed at an early age by growing up in the political environment of Washington DC and by spending every weekend at the Smithsonian Institution. As an older child, he and his family returned to the Tully “home base” in Dubuque, Iowa. Tom’s family has a deep background in business, art, politics and public service. His father, Thomas A. Tully, was his role model and was a successful Mayor of Dubuque and businessperson in the Dubuque area. Tom’s mother, Joan DuBay-Tully, is a gifted professional artist in Dubuque. Tom looks to combine his unique experiences and his unending passion for learning, helping others, and technology with his entrepreneurial, creative, and cross-cultural skills to enhance his effectiveness as an exceptional attorney.
Tom’s educational background began with Computer Engineering, Architectural Engineering, and Industrial Engineering at Iowa State University. Later in life, he continued on to William Penn University and earned a degree in Business Administration. He then went on to the Drake University Law School where he received a Juris Doctorate degree. Tom has lived and worked in an array of locations from Washington DC, Boston, Minneapolis, to several areas in Iowa, finally making the Des Moines/Polk City area his home. Tom enjoys politics, Jazz and Comedy clubs, golf, scuba, cooking, electronics and traveling to name a few. Currently Tom makes his home in Polk City, with his wife, Dr. JoAnn Tully, and they have two adult children, Hunter Brunsvold and Abbey (Wyatt) Johnson that also live in the area.
* The Supreme Court of Iowa does not certify lawyers as specialists in the practice of law and certification is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Iowa.