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10 Tully Rinckey PLLC Attorneys Recognized as Upstate NY Super Lawyers/Rising Stars


Five Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Five Named Rising Stars

August 13, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – The Thomson Reuters attorney ranking service, Super Lawyers, recently announced that 10 Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys have been named 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Tully Rinckey PLLC, a full-service, state-wide law firm, this year broke its record for attorneys appearing on the Super Lawyers/Rising Stars list, set last year when nine of the firm’s attorneys were recognized by the ranking service. Since 2010, a total of 16 Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys located at the firm’s upstate New York offices in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo have been recognized by Super Lawyers.

“We are now two years into our upstate New York expansion, which began in August 2012 with our Syracuse office. These Super Lawyers rankings highlight how the firm has managed to recruit distinguished attorneys, wherever we go, and our upstate expansion is far from over,” said Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully, who has been listed as a Super Lawyer every year since 2011.

The firm’s honorees will be listed in Upstate New York Super Lawyers Magazine, due out in September. The magazine reaches more than 22,000 attorneys. Five Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers, and five more were recognized as Rising Stars. The firm’s 2014 Super Lawyers are:

  1. Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully (Albany);
  2. Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey (Albany);
  3. Partner Barbara J. King (Albany);
  4. Partner Peter Pullano (Rochester); and
  5. Senior Counsel Robert J. Rock (Albany).

Super Lawyers are attorneys who have “attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Factors influencing Super Lawyers selections include peer evaluations, verdicts and settlements, experience, pro bono service, peer recognition, honors, and awards. Tully Rinckey PLLC Partners Steven L. Herrick in Washington, D.C. and Mario D. Cometti in Albany have been recognized as Super Lawyers in previous years.

Rising Stars, according to Super Lawyers, are “the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.” Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Rising Stars include attorneys from the firm’s upstate offices in Syracuse and Rochester, which opened over the past two years. The firm’s 2014 Rising Stars are:

  1. Senior Associate Michael W. Macomber (Albany);
  2. Associate David A. Fallon (Albany);
  3. Associate Derrick T. Hogan (Albany);
  4. Associate Lincy M. Jacob (Albany); and
  5. Associate Heather A. Vincent (Syracuse).

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig F. Zappia in Albany and Associate Lori A. Hoffman in Buffalo last year were recognized as Rising Stars. Tully Rinckey PLLC employs nearly 60 attorneys throughout its six offices in upstate New York, Virginia and the District of Columbia. In New York State, firm attorneys provide legal services in a wide range of practice areas, including family and matrimonial law, criminal defense, bankruptcy, employment law, medical malpractice, personal injury, military law, business law, estate planning, real estate law, federal labor and employment law, security clearance representation, and dental law.

To speak with Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully or Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, or for more information, please contact James Schlett at (518) 218-7100 or at


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