Military and National Security Law

Our team of attorneys knows what it means to be a service member and wants to represent those who serve or formerly served in the U.S. Military. While the military offers its members free legal counsel, our team offers the opportunity to seek representation from experienced civilian attorneys with a strong background in military law. Our team includes attorneys that have served in various branches of the military, both in the active and reserve components. Many of them have served on one or more combat tours and some have extensive experience with domestic civil support operations. Some of their experience includes:

  • Served as second in charge of 140 Army criminal defense attorneys worldwide and represented the U.S. government in over 100 administrative hearings, claims disputes, and internal investigations.
  • Served as lead military defense counsel for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in the most publicized court-martial in American history and achieved a sentence of no jail time after prosecutors asked for 14 years.
  • Served as lead lawyer in negotiations between the U.S. military and our interagency counterparts and the government of the Philippines over the Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines mission.
  • Tried 33 cases, earning acquittals on charges or had charges dropped 37 times.
  • Represented more than 800 clients in federal criminal investigations and disciplinary actions.
  • Nominee, Outstanding Young Marine Corps Lawyer.
  • Highest-ranking National Guard JAG officers in two states.
  • Authors of two respected military law treatises and numerous scholarly articles.
  • Coordinated 33 states National Guard response in support of Hurricane Katrina recovery and relief operations.
  • Received four FEMA Certifications.
  • Former military judge.

Our offices are located all over the United States and it is our honor to represent military members. We are available to serve military clients in the areas of:

  • Military Justice
  • Courts-martial
  • Non-judicial punishment
  • Security Clearance denials and reviews
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Military Pay and Benefits
  • Military Whistleblowers (including Qui Tam actions and False Claims Act)
  • Military Death Penalty
  • Military Legal Assistance
  • Military Criminal Investigations (CID, NCIS, Chain of Command)
  • Military Administrative Investigations (AR 15-6, JAGMAN, Command Directed)
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
  • Veterans Claims and Appeals
  • Veterans Courts
  • Discrimination against Veterans
  • Discrimination against Reservist and National Guard members
  • Grade Determination Review Boards
  • Administrative Discharges
  • Military Reprimands
  • War Crimes
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Rules for Use of Force – Domestic
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Government Contracting
  • Litigating cases involving classified information and national security information
  • Import and Export of Defense Articles
  • International Business Risk
  • Stafford Act
  • Emergency Management Assistance Compact
  • Compliance with State Emergency Management laws
  • Flying Evaluation Boards (FEBs)
  • Drug Boards
  • Inspector General Investigations
  • Conscientious Objectors
  • International Human Rights Law