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Greg T. Rinckey, Esq.

EDUCATION:

  • JD Touro Law School (Magna Cum Laude)
  • BBA Hofstra University
  • MBA State University of New York at Albany

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Military Law
  • Security Clearance Representation
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family and Matrimonial Law

COURT ADMISSIONS:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Federal Court of Claims
  • Court Of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Army Court of Criminal Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the 1st 3rd 6th 7th and 8th Federal Circuits

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Albany NY
  • Washington DC
  • Arlington VA

Greg T. Rinckey, Esq.

Managing Partner

Greg T. Rinckey - Military Defense Attorney

 

 

Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. serves as the Managing Partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC.

Greg concentrates his practice on military law, federal employment and discrimination litigation, and national security clearance mitigation. 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.

Since joining fellow Hofstra University alum Mathew B. Tully, Esq. in 2004 to form Tully Rinckey PLLC, Greg has become a recognized leader in the military and federal employment law 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.

Greg is a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans. Greg has also been appointed to the Committee on Character and Fitness for the State of New York Appellate Division's Third Judicial District. In this capacity, he personally interviews prospective attorneys before they are allowed admission to the New York State Bar.

In addition to his military law and federal sector experience, Greg serves as a certified New York State attorney for the child, where he represents children involved in family court litigation.

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, V.A. area.

Greg's last military active duty assignment was at the Defense Appellate Division in Washington, DC, where he wrote criminal appellate briefs and argued appeal cases. Greg was honorably discharged from the Army JAG Corps in April 2004.

Greg currently serves as the firm's managing partner. 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 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.

Case Victories

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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