Eckert Seamans Bolsters Commercial Litigation Practice with Arrival of Gabriel Vincent Tese

September 26, 2022

Accomplished U.S. Army Judge Advocate Joins as Member

National law firm Eckert Seamans announced today a significant expansion to its growing Harrisburg, Pa. presence with the addition of member Gabriel Vincent (“Vince”) Tese.  He joins the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice from Letterkenny Army Depot, where he served as Chief Counsel.

As Chief Counsel, Tese led a legal office of four attorneys and support staff and advised executive leadership on all legal matters for the military installation to include representing the agency in federal court and in administrative litigation before several federal governmental boards and commissions.  Prior to his role as Chief Counsel, Tese was a litigator for Farmers Insurance Company, where he handled products liability, civil fraud, contract, and property subrogation cases.  His civilian legal experience also entails serving as litigation and ediscovery counsel for Deloitte LLP in New York.

In addition to his civilian legal career, Tese served in various positions as a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) and the Military Intelligence (MI) Corps.  He served as a military prosecutor at Fort Hood Texas, where he prosecuted several high-profile felony court-martials and served as state defense counsel for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, regional defense counsel for the northeast region of the Army National Guard, and Command Judge Advocate of the Army’s most decorated military intelligence unit, the 504th MI Brigade.  During his military service, he also served on three overseas tours and deployments to Cuba, Korea, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. 

“Eckert Seamans is committed to finding the best talent with diverse experiences,” said Michael McAuliffe Miller, Harrisburg Member-In-Charge.  “The discipline, teamwork and leadership skills Vince developed as a veteran made him a natural fit for the culture we’ve built.”

Tese earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from Rutgers University.

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