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Mr. Reutlinger commissioned in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate in October 2005.  He served eight years on active duty litigating courts-martial at trial and appeal, administrative separation boards, Boards of Inquiry, and military disability cases before the Physical Evaluation Board.  He continues to serve in the Navy JAG Corps Reserves.


Unlike most former Judge Advocates Mr. Reutlinger has not only tried cases for service members and the Government, but he has also been in-house counsel to the Navy's Physical Evaluation Board and Discharge Review Board.  Therefore, he possesses a unique insight into the Boards' decision making process.  


In addition to his military law practice, Mr. Reutlinger represents companies in civil litigation and insurance defense matters. 


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    3 years, 125 cases
  2. Military Law: 20%
    11 years, 300 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    8 years, 300 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    6 years, 50 cases


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McCrea & Buck LLC

600 Grant Street
Suite 825
Denver, CO, 80203


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Navy2014
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Navy2012
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Navy2010
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Navy2008
Global War on Terrorism Service MedalUnited States Navy2006
National Defense Service MedalUnited States Navy2005
Dean's List/Cum LaudePace Law School2004
Dean's ListSpringfield College2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMcCrea & Buck LLC2015 - Present
Lieutenant Commander, JAGCUnited States Naval Reserve2014 - Present
AssociateThomas Pollart & Miller, LLC2014 - 2015
Judge AdvocateUnited States Navy2005 - 2014
Judicial Law ClerkCourt Of Common Pleas, Northampton County2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Department of Veterans AffairsAccredited Attorney2015 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Colorado Self Insurers' AssociationMember2014 - Present
Judge Advocates AssociationMember2013 - Present
Washington DC Bar Pro Bono ProgramVolunteer Attorney2011 - 2013
Northampton County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Payne, 2013 CCA LEXIS 1017Findings and sentence was affirmed. Reviewed denied by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces at 2014 CAAF Lexis 812
Dougherty v. United States, 2013 CCA LEXIS 520Petitiioner's writ of coram nobis was denied.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Springfield CollegeBusiness StudiesBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employers InsuranceColorado Workers Compensation2016
Legal Readiness Training (Buckley Air Force Base)Legal Issues for Deploying Servicemembers2014
Deployment Readiness TrainingLegal Assistance for Deployment Service Members and their Families2007