Military Law/Court Martial Defense | Williamsville, Cheektowaga & Buffalo, New York
You are part of the 1% – the 1% of people in this nation who raise their hand to serve this county. You put your life on the line every day. You deploy to difficult environments. You miss births, birthdays and family events. You and your family continually sacrifice to support the mission. You work hard for your benefits and retirement. You work even harder for your rank and your reputation. No one should take that away from you. If someone tries, I am here to help.
While the military does its best to treat personnel fairly, I know like you that it does not always do so. I have observed how the larger organization or a specific individual within a particular unit can treat personnel unfairly. I understand why our fighting men and women deserve better.
Defending Those Who Defend Us
Just like you, I took an oath to protect this nation and our loved ones. In uniform, I forged lifelong friendships with our brothers and sisters in arms. I worked with you on the same difficult assignments. I deployed with you to the same austere environments. I understand why you never leave a fellow Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman or Coast Guardsman behind.
Military Justice Specialist, Certified By The Judge Advocate General
When you are under investigation or charged with a violation of the UCMJ or substandard performance, you want the best representation possible. I deliver that to every client. I am a former Active Duty JAG attorney who is certified as a Specialist in Military Justice litigation by the Judge Advocate General of the Navy.* Currently, I hold the rank of Commander (O-5) in the Navy Reserve. For 15 years, I have served as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and Staff Judge Advocate. I have served as an Executive Officer. My experience in these roles gives me the insight needed to win your case. I know how to speak to commanders. I know how to speak to other JAGs. With so much on the line, don’t put your career and benefits in the hands of an inexperienced attorney.
Aggressive Defense, Outside The Chain-Of-Command
Unlike uniformed JAGs, as a private attorney, I am not bound by rank. As a senior/field-grade officer myself, I am not intimidated talking to senior officers and enlisted leaders. Rather, I am committed to one thing only: aggressively defending you, your reputation, and your service record before commanders, judges and juries, and administrative boards and agencies.
The Impact Of Service On Veterans
The wounds of war are enduring. They remain after you leave the battlefield and after you leave the military. Sometimes, those wounds cause veterans to make mistakes. That is an important part of your case that needs to be highlighted. I work with Veterans in Veteran Treatment Courts. I help explain the wounds of war to prosecutors, judges and juries who have never served in uniform. This evidence often is a game-changer and you need an attorney who can present it persuasively.
I represent Active Duty and Reserve Service Members, National Guard Members, and Veterans who are accused of crimes and misconduct in the military and civilian courts. I also represent members being processed for separation for misconduct, performance, and medical reasons. Are you:
- Wrongly under investigation for something you did not do?
- Unfairly charged with a crime at Court-Martial or Article 15/Non-judicial Punishment?
- Erroneously being processed for Administrative Discharge or Separation after years of dedicated service to this Nation?
- Facing uncertainty after being arbitrarily stripped of your security clearance, qualifications, or the medical and financial benefits you worked hard to earn?
If so, I would be honored to protect your rights and seek justice on your behalf. My military and veterans law capabilities include:
- Administrative and criminal investigations
- Court martial defense
- Military sexual assault defense
- Article 15/non-judicial punishment advice and appeals
- Defense of state and federal criminal charges
- Officer Boards of Inquiry (BOI)
- Enlisted Administrative Seperations (ADSEP)
- Physical Evaluation Boards (PEB)
- Security Clearance Suspensions
- DOHA and PSAB Appeals
- Discharge Review Board (DRB)
- Discharge Upgrades
- Board for Correction of Records (BCR/BCMR) Proceedings
*Certification granted by the U.S. Navy is not recognized by any governmental authority within the State of New York. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.