Military Law, Federal Employment Law, USERRA, Security Clearance Law, Appellate Advocacy
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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Neil McPhie, Employment and labor Attorney
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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.
Larry Youngner, Military law Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
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!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2012|
|Super Lawyers||Thompson Reuters||2011|
|Super Lawyers||Thomson Reuters||2010|
|Super Lawyers||Thomson Reuters||2009|
|Freedom Team Salute||Peter J. Schoonmaker, General, U.S. Army and Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Army||2005|
|Meritorious Service Medal||U.S. Army||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Tully Rinckey, PLLC||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Judge Advocate's Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Securities Dealers||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Securities Dealers, Arbitration Panel||N/A||N/A|
|Greene County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Schoharie County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Partlow v. City of Gloversville||N/A|
|Garcia v. Department of State||N/A|
|Collins v. Department of Agriculture||N/A|
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|Strategies for Military Criminal Defense (Aspatore)||"Successfully Defending Military Criminal Cases"||2011|
|National Law Journal||Fort Hood trial will highlight the military justice system||2010|
|New York Daily News||Federal Judge Orders Immediate Halt to "Dont Ask, Don't Tell" Ban On Openly Gay Troops||2010|
|Federal Times||How To Manage Poor Performers||2009|
|Veterans Today||Maintaining a Security Clearance is a Valuable Asset for Veterans in Today's Job Market||2009|
|Veterans Today||Know Your Employment Rights Under USERRA||2009|
|Federal TImes||Ask The Lawyer||N/A|
|Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center||N/A||J.D.||1998|
|Laws For a Nation at War||USERRA, Practice Pointers for Counsel||2012|
|Annual Conference - Special Committee on Veterans||USERRA||2012|
|WGNA Ask the Lawyer||Ask the Lawyer||2011|
|Legal Issues Affecting U.S. Veterans||Veterans||2011|
|CLE||Serving Those Who Served Us: Key Legal Issues Facing Homeless Veterans and How Attorneys Can Help||2011|
|CLE||USERRA & the Uniform Service Members Civil Relief Act||2011|
|Serving Those Who Served Us||USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act - What Employers Need To Know||2009|