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Mr. Tully concentrates his practice on the representation of military personnel and federal government sector employees. He has represented federal employees before such federal agencies at the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Office of Special Counsel and in court before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

A Lt. Colonel in the New York Army National Guard, Mr. Tully has chosen to dedicate his legal career to protecting and preserving the rights of veterans and reservists. After suffering from military discrimination at the hands of his employer, Mr. Tully received his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. On September 11, 2001, while employed in the legal department of Morgan Stanley, Mr. Tully escaped from the World Trade Center and shortly thereafter relocated to Upstate New York with his wife and their family. There in his ski home he began providing legal services to friends and former colleagues. The firm quickly outgrew his home and, with the addition of his college friend Greg Rinckey, Esq. as managing partner in 2004, Tully Rinckey PLLC opened an office in Albany, NY. The resulting success within the federal employment and military law sectors launched the firm into a luxury office in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Tully has since become a pioneer in the field of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act litigation, winning several landmark cases that have greatly influenced the laws protecting United States veterans. His leadership in military law is reflected in his role as a syndicated columnist for the Military Times, where his “Ask the Lawyer” column is featured weekly in the Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times, and Marine Corps Times. In October of 2007, Mr. Tully testified in front of the United States Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs regarding his criticism of and recommendations for changes to USERRA. He provided his expertise on the Act again in February of 2008 in front of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

In 2008, Mr. Tully was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales, becoming one of the few American attorneys licensed in a foreign country. He now has full rights to practice before the European Court of Human Rights, European Court of First Instance, and the European Court of Justice, as well as most courts in England and Wales.

Mr. Tully is frequently called upon by local and national media outlets to offer his expert commentary on legal matters. Most recently, he has been featured in the Washington Post and on CNN.

In addition, Mr. Tully is an adjunct professor at Albany Law School, in Albany, NY, teaching a newly developed course on Law Practice Management.

In May 2008, Mr. Tully became host of the weekly radio talk show the “Tully Rinckey Legal Power Hour” on 810 AM WGY. The show, which broadcasts throughout the Northeast and streams on the web, provides analysis and commentary on timely legal and political issues. The weekly show airs each Sunday at 7 pm.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    6 years
  2. Military Law: 50%
    6 years


Payment types:

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  • Graig Frank Zappia

    Mathew Tully is a top notch federal employment and military law attorney that cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to protect client interests. Not only is he a great attorney, he is a great leader and businessman, proving that on a daily basis as Tully Rinckey continues to grow despite the economy we work in. I have learned a lot from Mat and highly recommend him.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mathew. He is a top notch trial attorney.


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Contact info

441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY, 12205


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Purple HeartPresident of The United States2012
Empire State CounselNew York State Bar Association2008
Who's WhoNamed 2007 Marquis Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders2007
Who's WhoNamed to 2007 Who’s Who in American Law2007
Emerald Society of Federal Law EnforcementNamed 2006 Emerald Society of Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Military Service Member of the Year2006
National Business Advisory CouncilRecipient of National Business Advisory Council Leadership Award2006
Albany Business ReviewNamed “Top 40 Under Forty” Most Influential Business Leaders by the Albany Business Review2006
Arab American Anti-Discrimination CommitteeRecipient of Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year Award2005
Iraqi CampaignIraqi Campaign Medal2005
Armed Forces Reserve MedalU.S. Army2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and WalesTully Rinckey PLLC2008 - Present
Founding PartnerTully Rinckey PLLC2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsChief of the DepartmentN/A
Knights of PythiasMemberN/A
Knights of ColumbusMemberN/A
Honorable Order of Saint BarbaraMemberN/A
Fraternal Order of PoliceMemberN/A
Disabled American VeteransLifetime MemberN/A
Military Officers Association of AmericaLifetime MemberN/A
Veterans of Foreign WarsLifetime MemberN/A
Reserve Officers AssociationLifetime MemberN/A
National Rifle AssociationLifetime MemberN/A
Association of the United States ArmyLifetime MemberN/A
Ancient Order of HiberniansMemberN/A
Army Navy ClubMemberN/A
National Press ClubMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Erickson v. United States Postal Service, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 3815 (Fed. Cir. February 28, 2011N/A
Pucilowski v. Department of Justice, 498 F.3d 1341 (Fed. Cir. 2007)N/A
Jackson v. United States, 543 U.S. 1103 (U.S. 2005)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Security Space InstituteN/AN/A2008
Brooklyn Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
Hofstra University School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vet Hill DayVeterans2011
National Guard Space SymposiumDefense Support to Civilian Authority mission2009
Memorial Day CeremonyRecognizing and Remembering Fallen Soldiers2008
ADC Silver Anniversary ConventionADC Attorney of the Year2005