Are You a Service Member Charged with a Crime?

Whether you are a Soldier, Marine, Airman, or Seaman, if you are charged with a crime and your command intends to pursue courts-martial, a reprimand, or administrative separation board, you need to immediately seek legal counsel. A conviction at courts-martial will follow you for the rest of your life. If you are charged with rape, sexual assault or other similar …

What is Titling by Law Enforcement

The reason that immediate representation upon notification that an investigation is underway is extremely important is because once a service member is “titled” by a Department of Defense law enforcement agency, it is next to impossible to get the service member untitled. Even if your chain of command never pursues court-martial, an Article 15 or Captain’s Mast, or some other …

MEB / PEB / Disability

Make the Government pay the compensation you earned through your dedicated service. Don’t let the Government’s budget problems be taken out on you after all you have done for our Great Nation. You are not asking for anything that you didn’t earn. As the Government attempts to cut costs, let me help prevent you from being the victim. Disability ratings, …

Discharge Upgrades

Based on recent Congressional legislation, policy guidance, and a better understanding of mental health conditions, Veterans with discharges less than Honorable are being encouraged to apply for discharge upgrades especially in cases in which mental health conditions played a role in the discharge such as misconduct committed due to the mental condition. Call me so I can assist you. Consultations …

Injury and Property Claims Against the United States Government

Injury and Property Claims Against the United States Government (including all branches of service). Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident in which a person driving a Federal Government vehicle was at fault? Has your vehicle been damaged in an accident in which the driver at fault was working on behalf of the US Government at the time …

QMP Selection Board Representation

Have you been selected for the QMP Board? If you have been, you need to act now to set yourself up for success. In many cases, the difference between being selected for continued service OR selected to be discharged rests on a few key documents; your statement to the board and the statement of those who are recommending you for …

Being Court-Martialed?

The deck is already stacked against you. The Government has criminal investigators and Special Victim Prosecutors on its side. In my experience CID does not pursue all exculpatory leads which might exonerate the Accused; many investigators do not think it their job to pursue evidence which might prove innocence. That is oftentimes left up to your Defense Counsel. The Commanding …

Skills Desired, Experience Preferred

Just as with almost every activity that you do, practice makes perfect. There isn’t an investigation that I’ve conducted or reviewed, a witness I have cross-examined, or a court-martial that I have prosecuted or defended where I have not learned something new or learned a better technique to do it. The key to being an effective litigator, in my opinion, …

Why Experience Matters

In many cases in the military, the Accused is being prosecuted by an experienced prosecutor called a Special Victims Prosecutor. These Special Victims Prosecutors typically have significantly more experience than any other prosecutors and defense counsel in the Department of Defense. When these Special Victims Prosecutor positions were created, no one saw fit to provide more experienced Defense Attorneys to …

Service Members: Never Hire Inexperienced Council!

Service Members: Your case should not be your Attorney’s first case. Your case should not even be your detailed Defense Attorney’s second or third case. Your well-being, freedom, career, and future are too important to put yourself in an inexperienced defense attorney’s hands. Oftentimes, military defense counsel have little experience with courts-martial, and, sometimes, no prior experience at all. I …