Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Appellate

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations

Peter J. Pullano serves as the managing partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, a prestigious law firm situated in Rochester, New York. He is a highly skilled attorney specializing in criminal and appellate law, boasting extensive experience in all facets of criminal and civil rights litigation. Mr. Pullano has dedicated his legal career to defending the rights and freedoms of individuals facing accusations of both state and federal crimes, including but not limited to white-collar offenses, sexual misconduct charges, DWI/DWAI, employment discrimination, drug-related allegations, traffic violations, property crimes, and violent offenses. Additionally, he offers valuable assistance with expungements and the sealing of criminal records.

Mr. Pullano possesses a profound understanding of the intricacies of New York’s legal system and the criminal justice process. In addition to achieving favorable outcomes for his clients, often resulting in acquittals or case dismissals, he holds certification to handle cases involving the death penalty and federal capital offenses.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1983, and three years later, he earned his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 1986. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in the subsequent year. His qualifications extend to appearing before various federal and state courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York, the Supreme Court of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Mr. Pullano has garnered numerous awards and recognitions throughout his distinguished career. Notable accolades include the Leaders in Law Award from the Daily Record Newspaper, the Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award from the Monroe County Bar Association, and inclusion in the Top 40 Under 40 attorneys by the Rochester Business Journal. He was also honored as “Man of the Year” by the St. Nicholas Italian-American Welfare Society and received the Criminal Justice Act Award for his exceptional contributions to defendants in the U.S. District Courts. In 2021, he earned a spot on the “Power Lawyers” list from the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record.

Committed to making a positive impact on his community, Mr. Pullano generously volunteers his time and legal expertise to those in need. In recognition of his philanthropic efforts, he received the Most Inspirational Volunteer Award from AIDS Rochester, Inc. in 2004 and served as a board member of the organization. He also held leadership positions as the president of the Saint Nicholas Society and the Saint Mary’s Church Parish Council.

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