Donald George Rehkopf

Military Criminal Defense, Appeals, Post-conviction and Security Clearances
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Military Law
  • New York
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I concentrate in complex, serious military criminal defense and appellate matters as well as State criminal defense and appeals. I also handle military post-conviction matters; administrative separations or discharges; Article 15 (Captain's Mast) defense; and Officer misconduct matters. Additionally, I handle security clearance issues for both military and civilians.

Capital University Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: ABA Law Student Division, Silver Key Award 1st Place, 6th Circuit Moot Court Competition
Activities: Law Review, Associate Editor for Research National Moot Court Team National Tax Moot Court Team Moot Court Board Law School Clinic
Professional Experience
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Law Office of Donald G. Rehkopf, Jr.
- Current
Brenna, Brenna & Boyce, PLLC
Lieutenant Colonel (retired)
USAF Judge Advocate Generals Corps
Active Duty 1976-81; USAF Reserves 1981-2003
Law Offices of Lonnie Dolan
Attorney, Violent Felony Bureau
Monroe County NY Public Defenders Office
Law Offices of Joel S. Cohen, Frankfurt, Germany
Defended U.S. military members in all courts-martial throughout Europe.
Articles & Publications
The General Stanley McChrystal Affair: A Case Study in Civil-Military Relations
U.S. Army War College, "Parameters"
Looking At and Challenging Search Warrants
Defending a Child Sex Abuse Case
The New Rules of Professional Conduct - Criminal Defense Update 2009
NYS Defenders Association
The Intersection of Military and Civilian Law
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Ethical Dilemmas for Judge Advocates: How to Do the Right Thing (Especially at Crime Scenes
United States Military Commissions
Canadian Bar Association, Annual Meeting
A Few Good Captives: The Case of Guantanamo Bay
William Jewitt Tucker Foundation, Social Justice Lecture, Dartmouth College
Confronting Cameras in the Courtroom: Another Challenge for the Defense
Mississippi Public Defenders Association
Is the "War on Terrorism" Killing Our Constitution?
American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Jurisprudence Section
Neuropsychology in Criminal Proceedings (Text Chapter, coauthored with Jerid Fisher, Ph.D.)
The Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology, (Plenum Pub Co.)
Presidential Commendation
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Certificate of Appreciation for Amicus Curiae assistance
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
President's Commendation
NY State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
"Leaders in Law" Award
The Daily Record, Rochester, NY
Hon. Thurgood Marshall, Outstanding Practitioner of the Year, Award.
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Special Presidential Commendation for Padilla v. Rumsfeld
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
U.S. Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Reserve Judge Advocate of the Year
U.S. Air Force
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Co-Chair, Military Law Committee
- Current
New York State Bar # 2275915
- Current
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Past Vice President, Past Board of Directors
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Supreme Court
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Most Major
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $300 for consultation to be applied to fee if retained. Depending on the nature of the matter, fees may be either hourly or fixed.
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Military Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Constitutional Law
  • Post-conviction matters
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Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law Office of Donald G. Rehkopf, Jr.
31 East Main Street
2nd Floor
Rochester, NY 14614
Telephone: (585) 434-0232
Fax: (585) 454-3010