- 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
- Military Law
- Security Clearance Representation
- Federal Employment Law
- Appellate Law
- Criminal Defense
- Family and Matrimonial Law
- 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
- 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.
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