ATTORNEY BAR ADMISSIONS:
U.S. Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands Bar Association
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D.
Miami University, B.A.
Jessica C. Tully is a transactional attorney whose practice centers on real estate transactions, real property law, business law, and estate planning. She is also a licensed notary and real estate broker in the Virgin Islands. Ms. Tully frequently authors law review articles and other academic papers on property law and complicated title issues.
Ms. Tully earned a B.A. in Political Science and History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2005. In 2003, Ms. Tully studied in Luxembourg and was awarded the coveted Rebecca Andrew and Christopher Eggerton Memorial Scholarship – awarded to one male and one female student each year – for demonstrating “excellent academics, citizenship, attitude, and desire to live life to its fullest” while studying abroad.
Ms. Tully earned a J.D. at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2008, where she served as the Executive Editor of the Duquesne Law Review and authored an article on the legality of U.S. military commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba that was published therein.
While in law school, she served two federal judicial internships in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and one federal judicial internship in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Tully was awarded the CALI Award for the highest grade earned in International Law and was inducted into the Louis L. Manderino Honor Society for being among the Top Ten Competitors in the Jessup International Appellate Moot Court Competition.
She began her career in 2008 as assistant in-house counsel for a mid-sized oil and gas company in Pennsylvania. In 2010, Ms. Tully joined the Business Services Department of a prominent Pittsburgh law firm, where she was the first oil and gas title attorney hired to form the Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group. In 2012, Ms. Tully joined the Energy Transactions and International Energy Practice Group of a prominent international law firm, where she represented global leaders in oil and gas exploration and production.
Ms. Tully founded the law firm Tully & Barry in 2014 and represented a variety of clients on matters of business, energy, estate planning, oil and gas, and property law issues. Ms. Tully moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2016 where she was Of Counsel with the largest law firm in the USVI. She opened her own practice on the island of St. Thomas in 2019 and added an office on the island of St. Croix in 2020.
Throughout her career, Ms. Tully has authored a variety of articles published in various law reviews, bar journals, and trade and industry journals and has taught continuing legal education courses to attorneys on a variety of subjects.
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