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Dick is a familiar face in local and state courts throughout the Syracuse area. With more than three decades of experience practicing law in upstate New York, he has a long record of helping Central New Yorkers with a variety of legal issues. Dick is the managing partner of the firm’s Syracuse office where he practices civil litigation, business law, real estate law and estate planning.


Dick joined Tully Rinckey PLLC after operating a successful law practice in Syracuse where he handled everything from litigation to estate planning. He is also experienced in commercial and residential property transactions, representing litigants in such matters as title disputes, easements, zoning and environmental impact proceedings. He has successfully argued cases before appellate courts including a frequently cited case of first impression in which his client obtained jurisdiction over a non-domestic corporation using New York’s “long arm” statute.


Dick received his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and his juris doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran having served as a JAG officer and military judge. He is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association, New York Bar Association, and American Bar Association. For many years, he has been a continuing legal education lecturer, covering such topics as real estate transactions, easements and rights of way, adverse possession, and road access law.


When not at work, Dick enjoys the outdoors of Central New York, skiing, sailing and running. Currently, he devotes his extra time serving as Vice President of Literacy Volunteers of Central New York.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 45%
    49 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    49 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    49 years
  4. Business: 10%
    49 years
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    49 years



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  • Brianne Marie Carbonaro

    Richard Sargent’s 30 years of experience handling real estate and estate planning matters places him amongst the preeminent attorneys in the field. His dedication to meeting the needs of his clients in the most efficient and cost effective manner enables Mr. Sargent to swiftly and competently achieve the goals of the client without undue cost and stress. I would highly recommend Mr. Sargent for the handling of all of your real estate and estate planning needs.


    Brianne Carbonaro Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Paul Michael Pochepan

    Richard is an excellent advocate for his clients. He navigates complex matters based on years of experience as one of Central New York’s premier attorneys. I highly recommend Richard.


    Paul Pochepan Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Tully Rinckey, PLLC

507 Plum St.
Suite 103
Syracuse, NY, 13204


NYCurrently registered 196703/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSargent Law Office2011 - 2012
Managing PartnerSargent & Gilmore Law Office2001 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Literacy Volunteers of Greater SyracuseVice President2000 - Present
National Business InstituteMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Realtor's Charges DismissedAll charges were dismissed
Negated all Negative ExposureAll charges were dismissed and insurance paid for all damages.
Zoning DisputeFamily was able to build their lake house and all zoning issues were resolved.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
Hamilton CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business Institute MeetingTop Estate Planning Techniques2014
Monthly LuncheonLandlord/Tenant Issues2014
Jeans and SneakersInvesting in our Community2014
Association for Continuing Legal EducationEstate Planning Procedure2014
CNY Realtors MeetingReal-Estate2013
Ask The Lawyer- Radio SegmentAssuming Debt Over An Inherited Estate2012