Zachary T. Ruetz

Zachary T. Ruetz

Tully Rinckey PLLC
  • Criminal Law, Employment Law
  • New York
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As an Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Zachary handles both federal labor and employment plaintiff’s cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Merit Systems Protection Board – in which he defends the rights of federal employees against a range of abuses, including discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as wrongful personnel actions – as well as defending against criminal charges in all town and county courts surrounding the Rochester Office and federal charges within the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Zachary has enjoyed great success in aggressively and effectively representing federal employees and criminal defendants in both realms of his practice, and has created favorable outcomes using his outstanding research and writing skills in the large number of cases he has pursued to finality.

Zachary’s experience with all aspects of the criminal justice system – prosecution, defense, and the judiciary – provides him with a unique perspective which places him in a unique position to understand each side’s position in order to broker plea negotiations in traffic, violation, misdemeanor and felony level cases in any jurisdiction in Western New York State. Zachary is also a member of the Assigned Counsel panel with the Monroe County Conflict Defender’s Office, where he represents indigent criminal defendants in local cases and appeals to the Supreme Court. Similarly, Zachary carries many aspects of his criminal defense practice into his federal labor and employment practice, where he often attempts to resolve discrimination and harassment cases on behalf of his clients. Ultimately, Zachary’s steadfast resolve and exceptional bed-side manner makes working with him a comforting and fulfilling experience.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Area
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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United States District Court – Western District of New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Tully Rinckey PLLC
- Current
Law Clerk
Moyer & Russi
Judicial Law Clerk
CNMI Judiciary- Superior Court
Judicial Extern
United States District Court for the Southern Distrcit of California
Certified Legal Intern
San Diego County Office of the Public Defender
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Case Western Reserve University
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Pro Bono Honors
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Over 840 hours attributed to Pro Bono legal work
Professional Associations
Phi Alpha Delta
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Moot Court Honor Society at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Jessup International Moot Court
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Thomas Jefferson Law Review
Notes Editor
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Contact & Map
400 Linden Oaks
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14625
Telephone: (585) 492-4700
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