Accomplished Military Lawyers

Our dedicated military lawyers specialize in advocating for military personnel across a diverse array of legal challenges. Our team understands the intricacies of these processes and stands ready to guide and support you every step of the way.

Our expertise spans a broad spectrum of matters critical to the welfare and rights of military personnel. This includes robust defense in Administrative Actions and representing clients before the Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR), ensuring fair treatment and justice. We are skilled in defending against Involuntary Separation, advocating for Medical Separation and Retirement, and pursuing Discharge Upgrades to correct injustices and restore honor.

Furthermore, our attorneys are well-versed in Competency Review Boards, assisting in Officer Evaluation Report (OER) Appeals to ensure accurate and fair assessments of service members’ performance. We navigate the intricacies of Command and Criminal Investigations, offering experienced counsel and defense.

Our legal representation extends to Criminal and Court-Martial Defense, including Post-Conviction Litigation, where we strive to protect the rights and futures of those who have served our nation. 

Cross-Disciplinary Expertise

Our team of seasoned attorneys leverages cross-disciplinary expertise from our firm’s complementary practice areas. This integrated approach ensures we are uniquely positioned to address military personnel’s multifaceted legal challenges.

You don’t have to face these challenges alone. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and let our team use its knowledge and expertise to advocate for your rights and interests effectively.

What Makes Us Different

Veterans Serving Those Who Serve

From Guantanamo to CAAF – We Have Battled and Won

Victim Rights Advocates & Former Prosecutors

Frequently Asked Questions

It is suggested you seek an attorney the moment you are notified of possible disciplinary action. There is a wide range of disciplinary action a service member might face, and the consequences of those actions vary greatly. A military law attorney can discuss the possible consequences, and how best to proceed in your particular case.  

Service members have the right to always remain silent. This right is listed in Article 31(b) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The natural inclination is to explain why you are not guilty of the allegation. However, the military will always try to use the statement against the service member. For this reason, we always advise clients to exercise their right to remain silent under Article 31(b). The military cannot use your right to remain silent against you.  

You always have the right to consult with an attorney. Depending of the type of investigation or disciplinary action, you may also have the right to have an attorney present with you. It is best to discuss your particular situation with a military law attorney to understand if that right applies to you. 

Yes, each one of the branches has a Court of Criminal Appeals. If you receive either a punitive discharge or in excess of 1 year of confinement, you have the right to an automatic appeal. Just like at the Court-Martial, you will have be detailed a military appellate defense counsel.  

Yes, most service members will be entitled to either an administrative separation board (or, if an officer, a Board of Inquiry). Each branch requires the service member to have been in a certain number of years before they can request to appear before a Board. If you are entitled to a Board, you will have the right to appear with a defense counsel, and present a defense before three Board members. 

 It depends on what the legal issue, and how you are able to challenge the legal issue. The military law attorneys at FPG have represented service members at trial that resulted in a not-guilty verdict. These clients were able to continue their military career as though the Court-Martial never happened.

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