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Greg Thomas Rinckey

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Military Law, Family, Criminal Defense

About Me

While on active duty as a JAG, Greg prosecuted and defended over a hundred felony cases with charges ranging from drug possession to murder. Additionally, he was selected to serve as an Assistant United States 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, Virginia area. Greg is often called upon by local news organizations to comment on prominent military legal cases. Greg's last 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 was awarded numerous awards from the army upon his discharge to include the Meritorious Service Medal.


 


Currently Greg’s practice area includes Criminal Defense, Appellate Advocacy, Family Law, and Federal employment litigation. Greg also serves as a law guardian where he represents children involved in family court litigation. He recently won a landmark victory at the Merit Systems Protection Board for federal employees in the case of Gregory Lee, Geoffrey Wellein v. Department of Justice and John Collins v. Department of Agriculture. Greg has numerous awards including the 2005 Freedom Team Salute by Peter J. Schoomaker, General of the United States Army, and Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Army.  Greg is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  Additionally Greg is certified by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and is a member of the NASD arbitration panel.


  


Greg has recently been appointed to the Committee on Character and Fitness for the State of New York Appellate Division’s Third Judicial District. Before prospective attorneys are admitted to the New York State Bar and allowed to practice law in New York State they must be personally interviewed by the Committee on Character and Fitness. The Third Judicial District includes Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties. He has also been elected to the Albany – Colonie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Greg currently serves as the firm's managing partner. Before becoming an attorney, Greg retired from the East Meadow, New York Fire Department were he served as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Military Law: 30%
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Family: 20%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Neil A.G. McPhie

    From court-martial to military divorce to the correction of military records, Greg has seen it all. He is intimately familiar with the military’s legal landscape and can tell you the best and most cost-effective way to get from where you are to where you want to be. He is as much of an effective attorney as he is reliable guide. Greg will not lead you astray.

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    Neil McPhie Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Larry D. Youngner Jr.

    Having spent over two decades in the Air Force JAG Corps and deploying with JAGs from all service, I can tell you Greg ranks among the finest. I would recommend him to anyone I know in the military for criminal defense, military administrative matters, USERRA, correction of records, security clearance, and appellate work. Frankly he demonstrates excellence in all practice areas!

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    Larry Youngner Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Tully Rinckey PLLC

441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY, 12205

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200805/25/2015
NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2011
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2010
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2009
Freedom Team SalutePeter J. Schoonmaker, General, U.S. Army and Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Army2005
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. ArmyN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerTully Rinckey, PLLC2004 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Judge Advocate's AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Securities DealersN/AN/A
National Association of Securities Dealers, Arbitration PanelN/AN/A
Greene County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Schoharie County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Collins v. Department of AgricultureN/A
Garcia v. Department of StateN/A
Wellein v. Department of JusticeN/A

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterN/AJ.D.1998
Hofstra UniversityN/ABBA1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Laws For a Nation at WarUSERRA, Practice Pointers for Counsel2012
Annual Conference - Special Committee on VeteransUSERRA2012
WGNA Ask the LawyerAsk the Lawyer2011
Legal Issues Affecting U.S. VeteransVeterans2011
CLEServing Those Who Served Us: Key Legal Issues Facing Homeless Veterans and How Attorneys Can Help2011
CLEUSERRA & the Uniform Service Members Civil Relief Act2011
Serving Those Who Served UsUSERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act - What Employers Need To Know2009