- JD Touro Law School (Magna Cum Laude)
- BBA Hofstra University
- MBA State University of New York at Albany
- New York
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- Albany NY
- Washington DC
Greg T. Rinckey, Esq.
Greg T. Rinckey is one of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s two founding partners. He worked with Founding Partner and fellow Hofstra University alum Mathew B. Tully in 2004 to build the firm from the ground up into the coast-to-coast, full service powerhouse that it is today. As Founding Partner, Greg collaborates with Mat in all areas of strategic planning and law practice management to develop and deploy innovative business solutions that continue to grow the firm.
As a practicing attorney, Greg focuses on military law, federal employment and discrimination litigation, and national security clearance representation. His representation in national security and security clearance cases range from high level military officers to covert operation officers of the CIA, NRO, FBI, DIA and various other intelligence agencies. Greg was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer in the US Army prior to transferring to the Army JAG Corps. During his previous tenure as an attorney with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Greg prosecuted and defended military personnel in over one hundred felony cases, with charges ranging from drug possession to murder. He has represented federal and private sector employees in investigations and cases in front of the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Special Counsel.
Greg has become a recognized leader in the military, federal employment law and security clearance representation sectors. Greg is frequently asked by local and national media outlets to offer his legal commentary on military and employment discrimination matters. Additionally, Greg co-authored the book "Strategies for Military Criminal Defense: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Military Justice System, Constructing Effective Defense Strategies, and Navigating Complex Cases." He is also author of the chapter Guidelines and Strategies for Obtaining and Protecting your Security Clearance within the book “Protecting the Homeland, Balancing National Security and Individual Privacy Interests” published in 2016.
Greg is a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans. He also served two five-year terms on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the State of New York Appellate Division's Third Judicial District. In this capacity, he personally interviewed prospective attorneys before they were allowed admission to the New York State Bar.
In addition to serving as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) Greg was selected to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. In that capacity, he prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases arising on federal property in the Hampton Roads, Va. area.
Greg's last military active duty assignment was at the Defense Appellate Division in Washington, D.C., where he wrote criminal appellate briefs and argued appeal cases. Greg was honorably discharged from the Army JAG Corps in April 2004.
Before becoming an attorney, Greg retired from the East Meadow, N.Y. Fire Department where he served as a firefighter/emergency medical technician. In 2011, he received his MBA from the State University of New York at Albany. Greg is also PADI certified as an open water scuba diver.
Greg Rinckey’s Speaking Engagements:
- January, 2012, Understanding Veterans’ Rights Under USERRA. Presented at the New York State Bar Association’s Special Committee on Veterans, New York, NY.
- January, 2012, What to Do When a USERRA Case Comes to Your Firm.Presented at the Reserve Officers Association 2012 National Security Symposium, Washington, DC.
- October 2011, Veterans' Rights. Presented at Albany Law School, Albany, NY.
- Greg T. Rinckey - Garcia v. Department of State Marc - A. Garcia petitioned for review of an initial decision denying his request for corrective action. Garcia was granted the petition and the original decision was vacated. Held that the board could adjudicate claims of USERRA violations prior to the statute’s enactment.
- Greg T. Rinckey - Savage v. Savage - Successful Supreme Court appeal in which lower court decision which found client to be in willful violation of a child support order was reversed and reimbursed counsel fees.
- Mathew B. Tully and Greg T. Rinckey - Collins v. Department of the Agriculture - Filed an appeal alleging that while employed by the Department of the Agriculture he was charged military leave even on non-work days which caused him to use annual, sick, or leave without pay to perform military duties from 1989 -2000. Based on USERRA, the agency was ordered to correct its records and to pay appellant the back pay that was owed.
“I wanted to take the time to take you for your professional service and advice. I would not have been successful with proving my innocence with this case. I commend you and your staff on a job well done, and …
“Mr. Rinckey was a life saver. I really gave up that there were no lawyers out there that were familiar with military regulations. Greg was very familiar with military law and was very good keeping me informed with his phone …
“Non-judgmental, efficient, professional, personable, most amazing attorneys in the world! This is my first experience with attornies and I know in my heart I got the best ones! I do have bragging rights! Keep fighting the good fight!!!” - P.K. on …
California Office Gives Firm Presence in State with Most Federal Employees and Service Members September 2, 2014 – San Diego, CA – Strengthening its position as one of the nation’s largest federal employment and military law firms, Tully Rinckey PLLC …
Strong Demand for Federal Employment and Military Law Services Keeps Firm among Nation’s Fastest-Growing Companies August 25, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Strong demand for Tully Rinckey PLLC’s legal services provided by attorneys in its D.C. Metro Area operations, which …
One Year after Opening in Buffalo, Tully Rinckey PLLC adds 11 Office Suites to Allow for Further Growth June 24, 2013 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – Just one year after entering Western New York’s legal services market, the full-service veteran-owned law …
Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Greg T. Rinckey speaks with the Washington Times about the hunt for military sex abusers
Political hunt for sex abusers puts military justice in peril, lawyers say The push from the commander in chief, generals and politicians to punish sexual offenders has become so relentless that it endangers the fairness of the military justice system, …
Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. Tells Air Force Times a 44 ½ Year Sentence for an Air Force Staff Sgt. is Unlikely
Attorney: 44½ years unlikely for MTI who abused trainees A sentencing hearing for a former military training instructor who admitted to mistreating recruits and telling them to lie about it continued Wednesday afternoon at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. A military …
By Greg T. Rinckey Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Use In May 2013, Colorado passed laws regulating and taxing the recreational use of marijuana by adults age twenty-one and older. Once retail stores start selling marijuana openly, Colorado residents age 21 …
By Greg T. Rinckey The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs still cannot provide assurances that patient care problems identified years ago at some of its 132 nursing homes have been resolved, according to the federal government’s watchdog agency. In a …
By Greg T. Rinckey Service members who felt vulnerable after a federal appellate court earlier this year ruled the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) does not protect them from hostile work environments now have reason to be …
By Greg T. Rinckey The Marine Corps has backed away from a ban against bracelets honoring fallen comrades. Service members, nevertheless, need to beware that other slight modifications to their uniforms can still get them in trouble. On Oct. 18, …