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Anthony Joseph Kuhn

Military law Attorney at Buffalo, NY

5.0   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Anthony

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Anthony is an aggressive and proactive attorney practicing in the areas of military law, security clearance representation, federal labor and employment, private employment/corporations and criminal defense. As a Partner at Tully Rinckey, Anthony has served as Managing Partner of three separate offices - Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghmton and as the Practice Chair for three separate practice areas - Military Law, National Security/Security Clearance and Education Law.  Anthony serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee and as the Chair of the firm's Business Development Committee.  Anthony is the Chair of the 2019, 2020 and 2021 VETCON Alliance and the Chair of the Bar Asscoiateion of Erie County's Committee for Service Members and Veterans' Legal Issues.  Anthony co-founded and instucts as an adjunct professor the University at Buffalo School of Law Veterans Law Practicum. Anthony has spent more than 26 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. He has served as a senior drill sergeant, first sergeant and acting commander of a combat engineer drill sergeant company and acting Operations SGM at a Brigade Headquarters. As an attorney, Anthony has successfully represented service members, veterans, federal agents and employees in actions involving administrative separations, medical disability retirements, criminal matters, security clearance revocations and suspensions, VA service-connected compensation matters, ROTC disenrollments, and more. Anthony has represented many clients before the DOHA, DOE, DHS, FBI, military Administrative Separation Boards, multiple branches' Formal Physical Evaluation Boards (PEB), ROTC Disenrollment hearings, hearings before the Board of Veterans Appeals, and more. 

Anthony is a VA accredited attorney and is admitted to practcie before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the Criminal Court of Appeals for the Navy-Marine Corps, the Criminal Court of Appeals for the Air Force, The Army Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Armed Forces Criminal Court of Appeals.  Anthony is also currently a member of multiple not-for-profit boards, and he serves as general counsel for local for profit and not-for-profit corporations.   

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Location

Tully Rinckey
5488 Sheridan Drive, Suite 500
Buffalo, NY, 14221

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Posted by anonymous | February 29, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Demonstrates subject matter expertise!
I initiated a case and did an initial consultation with Mr. Kuhn and immediately pinpointed problematic areas where I need to pay attention to. I had to dismiss my case early but the preliminary analysis and attention to detail were great! Recommend this attorney and will come back if needed in the future.
Posted by Grey O Nina | December 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!!!
Anthony has been my lawyer for a few years. He is an excellent business advisor, and every time he represents me as a lawyer, the situation takes a 360-degree turn. Our last victory was my MWBE re-certification. It is an honor to have you as my lawyer. Thank you very much for all your help and guidance.
Response from Anthony Kuhn December 4, 2023
I am lucky to have you as a client and friend. You are a pleasure to work with! Thank you for the kind words.
Posted by H JOHN | November 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW
An OUTSTANDING attorney! I hired Mr KUHN on a military law matter. My wife and I could not have made a better choice. He and his firm do outstanding work--timely, accurate and to the point! If you are in need an attorney for a military law issue--you won't find a better individual to assist in the resolution of your case than Mr KUHN!
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Response from Anthony Kuhn December 4, 2023
Thank you, Sir! It was a pleasure working with you. Best of luck to you in the future. Please stay in touch!
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer for debt dispute cases
I retained Mr. Kuhn to help me to dispute my withdrawn/dismissal case with the DoD SMART scholarship. Mr. Kuhn help me to see what debt waiver/dispute options I had and also how to deal with an alternative service repayment using my current employer. He was always anticipating and explaining the potential outcome in each step of the process. I finally got the letter stating that I have been relieved from any (financial/time) obligation with the DoD.
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Response from Anthony Kuhn October 6, 2023
It was a pleasure to be involved. Thank you for trusting me with such an important matter. Don't be a stranger!
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Military Law
Attorney Anthony Kuhn was instrumental in the successful outcome of my case. His attention to detail, willingness to make himself available to answer all questions, and in-depth knowledge pertaining to military law far exceeded my expectations. I would absolutely recommend him when it comes to having your case handled in a professional and competent manner! I'm very grateful for all of the hard work!
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Response from Anthony Kuhn August 9, 2023
Thank you for trusting me to be involved! Stay in touch!
Posted by Mike | May 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome job Tony
Anthony Kuhn has accomplished what others have been trying to do for the last 45 years. He has won the battle for a much higher percentage of disability which will give me enough to live on, and help with my every day living. He did an excellent job at the court hearing. I could not be happier. I would not hesitate to recomend him to anyone having trouble getting their just dues. Mike
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Response from Anthony Kuhn August 9, 2023
Very exciting to see you get what you deserve! I know you were fighting for a long time, but I am glad we were able to get this done for you in the end. Stay in touch!
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speedy and successful help
I had some issues with obtaining a security clearance in the past and when my dream job offered me a position contingent upon my ability to get a clearance, I reached out to the firm for help. Tony was very attentive to my needs and provided clear, concise, and timely advice. It was reassuring to have someone so knowledgable available for a consult while I went through the clearance process. At the end of the day it was a success! The clearance was obtained. I would definitely recommend Tony to others with similar concerns.
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Posted by Alex | June 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kuhn is the man!
Mr. Kuhn helped me through a case in which his military law experience proved superior. He guided me through the process and helped all charges get dropped. I would definitely hire him again, but I hope I never have to.
Response from Anthony Kuhn August 9, 2023
I'm glad we were able to assist! Stay in touch!
Posted by Matthew | June 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker!!!!
I hired Anthony after an altercation I had with security guards and Law Enforcement. I thought for sure my 23 year military career was going to come crashing down. I was facing 7 pretty serious charges. After my very first conversation with Anthony he was able to give me hope. Anthony was able to get all but 1 charge dropped and got me into a program that once I complete that 1 charge gets dropped from a criminal offence down to a violation. not only did he represent me in the civil court he represented me through the military process as well. In the end the military did not peruse any charges and I was able to retire on time under honorable conditions. he is an extremely great person to have fighting for you and his prices are unbelievable. I would have happily paid 3 or 4 times the about he charged me. If you are looking for a great attorney, you are in luck!! This is your guy!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Anthony provided quick, insightful advice. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Bubba | December 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
I found myself needing help with a legal problem that i had fallen into and my first instinct was to reach out to Mr. Tony Kuhn. I have known Tony for quite some time and have watched as he's climbed every mountain in front of him to reach this pinnacle in his professional life. Knowing how hard he has worked and how much success he's had led me directly to his counsel. He provided me with an amazing co-workers contact information (peter pullano) and in doing so my fears and my worries subsided. Mr. Pullano led me through my legal problem with ease and my mistake didn't have a chance to define me. Near the end of my case i needed Tony to step in for my final court date due to schedule conflict and he changed his schedule around to accommodate mine. He swore by not only his co worker but by his firm. He has always been and continues to be a stand up man and even more so a truly great friend. I would recommend Tony 1,000 times over if i could. Fear and Uncertainty were met with Ease and Peace of Mind....Thank You Tony!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Go-to Lawyer for all security clearance issues
I had an intricate case involving a security clearance suspension after a polygraph. I had a consultation with Tony where he diligently listened to my concerns, explained the process and recommended a viable course of action. I retained Tony, and he went to work immediately. He crafted a detailed supplemental submission and guided me though the process step by step. A few weeks after submitting the documents, my clearance was reinstated and shortly after I received a full employment offer from a federal agency. Tony is a true professional. He is very knowledgeable, honest and sympathetic. He worked very hard to help me get my security clearance reinstated, and I am forever grateful!
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Posted by Tony | April 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best attorneys in the country!!!
Mr. Anthony Kuhn exceeded my expectations when he handled my case!!! His knowledge of the law is the reason that the outcome was fantastic!! He goes above and beyond what is expected of an attorney! I have recommended Mr. Kuhn to all of my friends because he is not only an outstanding litigator, but also a good person!! Sincerely, Tony Cook
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Response from Anthony Kuhn April 7, 2021
Thank you for the kind words. It was an honor to work with you, and I am glad that we had the opportunity to become friends. Stay in touch!
Posted by Cheryl | December 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Veterans representing veterans
This is the time of year when we reflect on the past twelve months and how we were affected by our actions and those of others. Mr. Kuhn was faced with a difficult situation when he agreed to represent our son. He knew what needed to be done, he trusted our son to be truthful and he represented him fairly. Being a veteran himself, gave him insight into the challenges our son was facing. His knowledge and experience was just what we needed. His faith in the system was what gave us faith for a positive outcome. We highly recommend Mr. Kuhn.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Military matter rebttal
I hired Mr. Anthony Kuhn in May 2016 regarding a military matter involving a complex set of circumstances. Our initial discussions involved developing an objective or outcome I was willing to live with. Discussing a realistic approach to how long the process would take and how much money I was willing to spend on the overall endeavor. Money was not necessarily an impediment to the situation, whereas the overall timeline was more important to reach retirement eligibility. His communication and strategy to engage the unit involving my matter was excellent. Through detailed analysis of email and personal statements of parties involved we developed an approach to simply, I say simply detail a solid rebuttal to the allegations laid out. Closure of this matter took approximately 14 months, with the culminating event of securing a retirement for my family in May 2020. I am truly humbled and thankful for the effort Mr. Kuhn put forth on my behalf. I highly recommend hiring Mr. Kuhn for matters involving military injustice.
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Response from Anthony Kuhn August 5, 2020
It was an honor to assist you in obtaining the benefits that you deserve. Thank you for your service and for trusting me with such an important matter!
Posted by Kyle | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Small Business Attorney
Tony took care of all the legal documentation that I needed to set up my electrical contracting business. With this being the first time that I have attempted to start my own business, I wanted to make sure that everything was properly submitted. Tony walked me through every step, answered all my questions, recommended what type of legal entity to set up, and filed all the paperwork. A super professional that provides exceptional service. He even gave me an excellent recommendation for business insurance and my first two customers!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Government Contractor
Mr. Kuhn guided me through a clear, concise, and factual explanation of my situation, avoiding extraneous information that would have potentially clouded the issue and impeded my background investigation. Without his expertise I believe my case could have taken a much different path.
Posted by Robert | August 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly attentive and capable
Prior to Anthony, I was assigned two (2) lawyers to handle my petition. Of which, neither properly represented my interests. I was not happy and losing precious time to achieve a vital deadline Not only did Anthony navigate a tough situation with a disgruntled client, he adeptly prepared a submission that would ultimately lead to a positive outcome. Against the odds, my outcome was nothing short of absolute success. Without Anthony, this wouldn't be possible. He is very professional, attentive and, most importantly, capable. Thank you, Anthony!
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
Mr. Kuhn was persistent with my case. This case took awhile but the verdict was worth the wait. He was able to get me the verdict that I was looking for. He was able reverse my discharge from OTH to Honorable.
Response from Anthony Kuhn July 30, 2019
It was an honor to help you obtain the relief you deserve. Too many of our nation's veterans are separated with the stigma of a less than honorable discharge after putting their lives on hold to preserve our way of life. Thank you for your patience, and congratulations again!
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth it!
I hired Tony for a criminal defense issue as well as a security clearance issue. I was never charged with anything and I am eligible for a security clearance. It was 100% successful!
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Tully Rinckey Kuhn, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Partner (Syracuse, NY)
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Co-Director Veteran Law Practicum
  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Chair, Military Law Practice Group
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Chair, National Security (Security Clearance) Pratice Group
  • Tully Rinckey PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner (Buffalo, NY)
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Partner (Binghamton, NY)
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey Marion
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Legal Extern
  • Erie County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Town of Wheatfield (NY)
  • 2014 - 2014
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Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • State University of New York, College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Security Clearance - Criminal Conduct and Alcohol Consumption
  • Obtained Clearance
  • Security Clearance - Foreign Preference and Foreign Influence
  • Obtained Clearance
  • Navy BCNR Docket No: 8661-16
  • Client's Navy discharge was upgraded to Honorable.
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Associations

  • National Security Lawyers Association
  • Chairperson
  • 2021 - Present
  • Section Six Kids Wrestling - 501(c)(3)
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Veterans in Economic Transition Conference (VETCON)
  • Chairperson
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York State Military Discharge Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • WNY Heroes
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Committee for Veterans and Servicemembers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • NWAA Board - 501 (c)(3)
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Veterans and Service Members' Legal Issues Committee
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2023
  • Section Six Youth Wrestling - 501(c)(3)
  • Northern Director
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Judge Robert T. Russell Veteran Advocate of the Year Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2023
  • Security Clearance Lawyer of the Year
  • National Security Lawyers Association
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Leading Military Law Attorney of the Year - New York
  • AI 2022 Leading Advisor Awards
  • 2022
  • Distinguished Leader Award
  • New York Law Journal
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • NYS Veteran Advocate of the Year Honor Roll
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Military and Veterans Law Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Military and Veterans Law Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Manager of the Year
  • Tully Rinckey PLLC
  • 2017
  • Army Reserve Soldier of the Year
  • Western New York Armed Forces Association
  • 2009
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2009
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2005
  • Bronze Star Medal (w/Valor)
  • U.S. Army
  • 2004
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • VSO Annual Training
  • Commonly used military forms
  • 2022
  • Delay, Deny, Hope You Die Documentary Viewing
  • Military Burn Pits and Compensation Claims
  • 2018
  • Boots to Business, SBA
  • Small Business Legal Briefing
  • 2018
  • A Primer on VA Disability Law and Veterans' Legal Issues
  • CLE - VA Compensation Claims. Medical Diability Retirement, and Correctiosn Boards
  • 2018
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • CLE - MIlitary Justice: Representing a Client Pre-Court Martial
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (80)
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Military law Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tony is truly an expert in his field and a fierce advocate for his clients! Not only does he get great results for his clients, he goes above and beyond to help mentor and train fellow attorneys. He has my highest endorsement!"
Military law Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is always willing to lend a helping hand. He is highly respected in both the military and employment law communities. He goes above and beyond for both his clients and the staff he supervises."
Military law Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tony is an excellent advocate and I strongly endorse him. His significant experience and expertise in the field of military law is highly impressive and he provides outstanding legal service to all of his clients."
Military law Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Kuhn has been amazing working with at Tully Rinckey. He is always professional and goes out of his way to help others. He is eager to answer any questions, and has been a pleasure to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tony is an excellent attorney and a fantastic manager. He is an asset to our firm. His case work is superb as his is record. I fully endorse him for legal representation."
Military law Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Anthony is a fantastic attorney with a wealth of knowledge in Military Law and Security Clearance Representation. I would welcome any and every opportunity to work with him."
Military law Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Anthony is an exceptionally hard working and knowledgable attorney who gets results for his clients. Anthony is also highly efficient with his time and is a very pleasant person to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer and strongly recommend him."
Military law Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tony is a strong and fierce leader, and this mentality shifts directly into his zealous defense of clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tony's leadership skills and work ethic are unparalleled. He is truly the advocate you want fighting for your case!"
Military law Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Anthony is an excellent and reasonable attorney with true leadership skills."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony is a caring team leader who treats his employees with respect and makes sure they have all the support they need to do their best for the firm's clients. He is an excellent attorney who strives and does provide outstanding legal services to all of his clients."
Military law Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tony is an excellent advocate and a thoroughly knowledgeable attorney. Veterans can rely on his extensive military experience; his moral courage and selfless service set the standard for every case he takes up. He is thorough, insightful, and dedicated. I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is an excellent lawyer and I strongly endorse him. His significant experience and expertise in the field of military law is highly impressive. I had the pleasure of working with him on several matters recently. He remains calm under pressure and is extremely considerate of and attentive to his clients' unique situations and needs."
Military law Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Anthony is skilled in military law. I've known him to work extremely hard for his client (some of which are veterans) to reap the most positive results for his clients."
Military law Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony Kuhn impressed me years ago and continues to do so. He understands military Clients and is unsurpassed in his commitment to a successful outcome for his Clients!"
Military law Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tony is an exceptional attorney and leader. He is goal oriented, and goes above and beyond for his clients."
Military law Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I highly endorse this attorney. I have known Tony for many years and we currently practice in the same area of law. He is always a strong advocate for his client, very well prepared, and a true credit to the legal profession."
Military law Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tony is a conscientious and dedicated attorney who always seeks the best results for his clients. He is committed to developing his clients' narratives and presenting a well reasoned and researched work product. I wholeheartedly endorse him!"
Military law Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. There is not much Tony does not know about military upgrade petitions, retirement benefits, and the like."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tony and I have worked together on multiple matters. He is a steadfast, knowledgeable advocate. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
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