Mathew B. Tully is one of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s two founding partners. In 2004, Mat worked with his friend from college, Greg T. Rinckey to establish the foundation of what is today Tully Rinckey PLLC. Mat is one of a small number of lawyers licensed to practice law in three different countries. He is an Attorney and Counselor at Law in New York State and is on the rolls of Solicitors in England and Wales as well as being on the rolls of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland. Mat is also a member of the National Security Lawyers Association
As a practicing Attorney, Mat is one of a small number of Attorneys alive today who has litigated and won before the highest Court in New York State (the New York State Court of Appeals) as well as had a Writ of Certiorari granted and a remand ordered by the Supreme Court of the United States amongst many other appellate victories in various Appellate Courts. While best known as an employment law Attorney, his current focus is helping mid-sized multinational businesses with complex legal issues.
Before launching his legal career in 2003, Mat served for three years in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer. After suffering from military discrimination at the hands of his civilian employer, Mat went to law school and received his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 2002. While attending law school part time at night he worked in the Legal Department of Morgan Stanley as a paralegal, his office was on the 65th floor of 2 World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In 2012, Mat received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a suicide bombing while serving in Afghanistan. His service there also afforded him the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge. His deployment to Afghanistan marked the third time since founding the firm that Mat left his business to selflessly serve the nation.
After two decades of military service, Mat retired from the military at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in May 2014. Mat is also a retired Supervisory Federal Law Enforcement Officer, was the Chief of a County wide Law Enforcement Agency in New York State, is currently certified as a Police General Topics Instructor, Police Aerosol Subject Restraint Instructor, and a Police Firearms Instructor by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and has been a certified/sworn/armed New York State Peace Officer for nearly 30 years.
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