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Make It A Fair Fight

When members face UCMJ, disciplinary or administrative action, all the power, influence and resources of the military are arrayed against them. The military takes a harsh stance on disciplinary and administrative actions, with investigators building the case and prosecutors pushing hard for a court martial conviction and maximum punishment, including jail time, rank reduction, lost pay, and a punitive or administrative discharge. The prosecution has a well staffed office of lawyers, paralegals, investigators and other personnel supporting their efforts, and is not using them to look out for you. Frequently, we have found that the members’ rights are the last consideration for the government, if they are considered at all. In order to effectively counter the government’s version of events, defend against the charges and push to save their rank, pay, careers, reputations and freedom, members need aggressive, experienced lawyers who know the military justice system and will fight hard for them and look out for their rights. Obtaining an experienced and aggressive military attorney can mean the difference between getting your case dismissed and suffering consequences for your life and career. That is where we come in. Military Advocates specializes in helping America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and coastguardsmen wherever they are in the world. We have the experienced personnel and resources to provide you with an effective military criminal defense. Military Advocates will fight for you to avoid jail time, a punitive discharge or worse.

We are the counsel of choice for military members facing court-martial, discharge, nonjudicial punishment and other disciplinary actions at home and around the world. From the alleged abuses at Abu Ghraib Prison to the USS Columbus Hazing scandal, we have provided representation to military members of all services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. We are experienced former JAG attorneys and military defense lawyers who now put our expertise to work in providing dedicated, aggressive and effective representation on behalf of military members facing the most serious charges in high stakes cases. As former prosecutors and defense attorneys in the military justice system, we know how to deal with military investigators and prosecutors. Our extensive experience with military justice matters ranges from courts-martial where clients were faced with multiple life sentences in prison to nonjudicial punishment, administrative discharge boards, discharge notification actions and other administrative sanctions.

We have the personnel and resources to help provide you with the most effective defense possible. We are part of a firm with paralegals and other support staff supporting our efforts on your behalf. We also have access to investigators, psychologists, and other experts who may be necessary to mount a successful defense, depending upon the nature of the case.

Call us at 1-877-569-6941 to discuss your situation with one of our experienced military lawyers.

Where do we practice?

Wherever you are.

Here are some recent locations where we have defended military members:

  • Coast Guard Station Key West, Florida
  • Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
  • Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
  • Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.
  • Fort Drum, New York
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina
  • Moody AFB, Georgia
  • Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What kind of cases do we defend?

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Recent Case Results

July 2011

Posted on May 13, 12
July 2011

Following a successful defense at a discharge board at which the board voted to retain the member, the service, nonetheless, attempted to discharge the...

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March 2012

Posted on May 07, 12
March 2012

A Marine E-3 had gone AWOL on multiple occasions and contacted us for assistance. Ms. McCarthy coordinated with the command and assisted the member...

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