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Matthew Estes is an Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC and focuses his practice on federal employment and labor law.


Matthew's practice provides representation to government and private sector employees in all areas of employment law including discrimination claims relating to age, race, gender and sexual harassment. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Matthew worked as an associate at another Washington, D.C. federal employment law firm, focusing on law enforcement officer claims and all aspects of federal and civil retirement issues.


Matthew has previously concentrated his legal efforts in representing federal and civil service employees in adverse/disciplinary action cases, discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal retirement and disability retirement cases including Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (FERCCA) adjustments, and whistleblower retaliation cases. He has significant experience in federal and private sector employment law, representing federal and state employees, labor relations unions, and private sector employees.


Matthew received his Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason University School of Law and is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. During his time in law school, Matthew was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Club and a volunteer with the Community Service Club. Prior to law school, Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, attaining a degree in Government with a concentration in Political Theory.



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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
  2. Sexual Harassment: 15%
  3. Discrimination: 15%


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  • Christopher John DeSimone

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  • Steven L. Herrick

    In my dealings with Mr. Estes, I have always found him to be extremely professional and devoted to ensuring his federal employee clients get the results they expect and deserve. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking reliable representation, no matter how difficult the case may be.


    Steven Herrick Employment & Labor Attorney
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Contact info

Tully Rinckey PLLC

1800 K Street, NW
Suite 1030
Washington, DC, 20006


VAAuthorized to practice law200803/11/2014
DCInactive 200911/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateTully Rinckey PLLC2010 - Present
AssociateBerry & Berry, PLLC2008 - 2010
Law ClerkJohn Berry, PLLC2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Erickson v. United States Postal ServiceIn favor of Erickson, Mr. Estes' client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Virginia School of LawGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ninth Annual Personnel and Labor Law SymposiumWhen Soldiers Return to Civilian Service: What You Need to Know About Veterans’ Rights2011