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On top of being a Senior Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Michael is the Section Chair of the firm’s New York State Employment Group. He focuses his practice on federal and private sector employment law claims, including claims involving the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), New York Labor Law, and New York Executive Law.


In his federal employment practice, Michael has represented employees before the following:


  • Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB);

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC);

  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB);

  • Office of Special Counsel (OSC); and

  • various Offices of the Inspector General (OIG).


In his New York State employment practice, Michael represents employees and employers in both federal and state court, including claims before the following:


  • New York State Division of Human Rights;

  • EEOC;

  • Department of Labor (DOL);

  • Unemployment Insurance Board (UIB); and,

  • Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).


Michael also handles disciplinary hearings in the union, municipality, school district, and civil service areas, as well as contract negotiations, severance negotiations, and advising employees and employers regarding disciplinary investigations.


In addition to his practice in New York State and federal employment, Michael focuses his practice on all aspects of civil litigation. Whether handling contract disputes, business agreements, corporate formation, employment agreements, small claims, collections, landlord tenant disputes, or criminal law, Michael is always the strongest advocate for his client’s best interests.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Military Law: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Derrick Thomas Hogan

    Michael is a hardworking and dedicated attorney who always strives to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. He is an excellent attorney and I certainly endorse him.


    Derrick Hogan Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Tully Rinckey, PLLC

441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY, 12205


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Acting Chief Financial OfficerTully Rinckey, PLLC2014 - Present
Senior AssociateTully Rinckey, PLLC2014 - Present
AssociateTully Rinckey PLLC2009 - Present
Law ClerkFederal Highway Administration2008 - 2008
Clinical ExternNew York Department of Environmental Conservation2008 - 2008
Clinical ExternPublic Defender's Office, Schenectady County2007 - 2007
Legal AnalystDepartment of Motor Vehicles, Appeals Board2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Schenectady County Bar AssociationChairman, Young Lawyers Committee2011 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Schenectady County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wang v. New York State Dept. of HealthWon a Motion to Dismiss where the Attorney General's office tried to dismiss
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Publication nameTitleDate
Albany-Colonie Chamber Breaking Glass NewsletterCensus Stats Show Pregnant Women Make Workplace Gains, Setbacks Too2011
Ask the AttorneyVideo Raises Questions Over Shen Principal’s Use of Force to Break Up Fight2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Massachusetts, LowellFoundations in BusinessGraduate Certificate2005
Union College (Schenectady, NY)English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2004