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Tully Rinckey PLLC Opens First West Coast Office in San Diego


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 today opened its first West Coast law office in California. From its new office at 501 West Broadway in San Diego, the firm will offer federal labor and employment law, military law and security clearance representation services. The expertise of the distinguished members of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s federal sector law team will be directly available through this new office, with on-site consults provided by firm Partner & Consult Attorney Steven L. Herrick, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s federal sector law team is headed by several former government attorneys with decades of experience in their respective areas of legal focus. The team includes Partners Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq., a former Merit Systems Protection Board chairman, Cheri L. Cannon, Esq., a former panel member of the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records and a deputy general counsel at the Pentagon, and Larry D. Youngner, Esq., a former Air Force Judge Advocate’s General Corps (JAG) chief of staff and director. The team also includes Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully, Esq., a retired federal employee, retired lieutenant colonel in the New York Army National Guard and Purple Heart recipient who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq., a former active duty Army officer and JAG attorney who also served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s move into the California legal market means the firm will not only have a coast-to-coast reach, but also a physical presence in the state that leads the nation in housing both federal employees and military personnel. The San Diego location is the firm’s seventh law office. In the D.C. metropolitan area, Tully Rinckey PLLC has locations in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Va., and in upstate New York, the firm has locations in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo.

“We are going where we are needed the most.” said Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully. “For years, Tully Rinckey PLLC has been representing federal sector and military clients on the West Coast, and our new San Diego office is intended to accommodate the huge population of federal employees and service members in California and beyond.”

The San Diego office will be headed by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner and Consult Attorney Steven L. Herrick who, for four consecutive years, has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by the Thomson Reuters attorney ranking service of the same name. It was Mr. Herrick who in 2008 spearheaded Tully Rinckey PLLC’s entrance in the District of Columbia’s legal market by serving as the managing partner of the firm’s K Street office. Owing to Mr. Herrick’s leadership and the success of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s federal labor and employment and military law practices, the firm last April relocated its K Street office in Washington, D.C. to a 6,140-square-foot, seventh-floor suite in a recently redeveloped building at 815 Connecticut Ave., NW, a block away from the White House.

“Federal employees and service members across the country are hurting as the federal government struggles with ever-tightening budget constraints,” said Mr. Herrick, who in 1976 received his juris doctorate at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. “Due to the high concentration of these individuals in California, the pain is especially acute in the state. Their rights are under attack, and Tully Rinckey PLLC is stepping in to defend them.”

The San Diego office opening is the latest step in a long line of Tully Rinckey PLLC office openings and expansions – and plans are in place to open an additional strategically located office in New York State over the next year. Since August 2012, the firm has opened four offices and relocated or expanded two. Just last month, the firm held the grand opening for its relocated 5,090-square-foot Buffalo office at 5488 Sheridan Dr., which is five times larger than the space previously occupied by the firm in the city. Additionally, Inc. magazine last month recognized Tully Rinckey PLLC as one of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately owned companies for a sixth consecutive year. The firm ranked No. 4,178 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list.

To speak with Mathew B. Tully or Steven L. Herrick, or for more information, please contact Stephen Felano at (619) 357-7600 or at


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