Please congratulate Tully & Weiss' own Ashley Bargenquast who was elected by her peers as President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association Criminal Law Section. She will serve as the new leader in the organization from 2021-2023. Ashley follows firm partner Joseph Tully's three year term as the section President. Tully and Weiss is making a mark on criminal courts in the East Bay.
The goal of the Criminal Law section is to provide information that can be of practical assistance to criminal defense attorneys in motions, trial practice and case management. The section provides legal education and training opportunities for public defenders, prosecutors, and private criminal defense attorneys throughout the County.
Ashley Bargenquast has been at Tully & Weiss Attorneys at Law since 2015 and we are proud to have her as a member of our amazing team. She practices both criminal defense and legal cannabis compliance. Her dual role allows her to work hands-on with the new industry regulations and take that knowledge into the courtroom. She uses her skills to defend cannabis patients and entrepreneurs alike. Ashley did undergrad at UC Davis, and her JD is from King Hall School of Law at UC Davis. When she isn't in the court room or preparing legal documents in the office, she can usually be found catching some live theatre or participating in a live action roleplay game.
The Criminal Law section's goal is to provide practical assistance to criminal defense attorneys in motions, trial practice, and case management. Lunchtime continuing professional legal education (MCLE) meetings offer continuing education on such topics as new statutes, case law, and technology. Speakers at CCCBA Criminal Section events include judges, attorneys, expert witnesses, and county administrators. The meetings provide a relaxed environment within which to learn from the talented legal resources available in Contra Costa County, to get to know other lawyers, and to make valuable contacts.
This is a well earned accomplishment for Ashley that shows the respect and appreciation of her peers in criminal defense.