Jack Weiss (RETIRED)

Tully & Weiss was formed in 2001 when Jack Weiss and Joseph Tully went into private practice in the Bay Area after working together in the Fresno County Public Defender office. Jack was Joseph's mentor in Fresno, and their shared love of Justice inspired them to create the firm together.

Jack was born in the Bronx, and grew up in New York. He came West to attend the University of California at Berkeley, and worked as an apprentice union cabinetmaker while earning his way through school. At Cal in the 1960s, Jack wholeheartedly joined the fight for civil rights, worker rights, and against U.S. involvement in Viet Nam.

After graduating U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology, Jack joined the Boilermakers Union as a ship-fitter and later a field construction boilermaker mechanic and a high rigger. He worked on many large projects at East Bay refineries. After several years he continued to work as a boilermaker to support himself when he decided to attend law school.

He earned his J.D. law degree at San Francisco Law School, passed the bar, and served at the Public Defender office in Fresno where he met Joseph.

Now retired, Jack is enjoying life on his floating home in Sausalito.