Military Defense Law Offices
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Richard Stevens - military defense lawyer

Richard V. Stevens

Military Defense Lawyer

If you are in trouble in the military, you need help, guidance, and an experienced voice to advocate for you!  

A military court-martial, board hearing or other military adverse action, disciplinary action, or investigation could seriously jeopardize your military career, rank, reputation, future retirement and benefits, and your freedom.

You could face jail time, discharge, or other devastating professional and personal consequences.

The critical decisions you make during this difficult time will affect not just your military career, they will affect your future and that of your family. Choosing an attorney to defend you is one of those critical decisions.

Civilian criminal defense attorneys Richard V. Stevens and Frank J. Spinner have separate and independent military defense law offices with a shared purpose: to provide our nation's military members with experienced and aggressive legal representation in the face of adverse military actions and discipline, such as courts-martial.

Attorney Richard V. Stevens and attorney Frank J. Spinner are military law specialists who exclusively represent military members in military cases – they only handle military cases, and have decades of military legal, and military justice, experience. This has earned them reputations as premier military trial defense litigators and they are two of the most recognized names in the specialized legal practice area of military defense and serving as civilian court-martial defense lawyers.

The Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C. and the Law Office of Frank J. Spinner are separate and independent law practices, with no common clients, offices, or personnel, but they are both dedicated to protecting the rights of our nation's military members and to aggressively defending them against all manner of military adverse actions – to include court-martial trial, court-martial clemency, court-martial appeal, administrative discharge/separation, Article 15 or nonjudicial punishment (N.J.P.), Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.) discipline, and other military disciplinary actions, investigations and adverse actions (i.e. promotion, assignment, performance evaluation, security clearance).

In 2015, defense attorney Michael J. Coco joined the Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C. in an “of counsel” role. Mr. Coco is a retired active duty military trial judge and defense counsel.  Between attorneys Stevens and Coco, they have more than 40 combined years of military law experience as a resource for their clients.

Please see “About Us,” “Practice Areas” and “Military Offenses” pages for a more thorough description of the attorneys and the types of military cases these law practices handle.

“Our military members swear an oath to support and defend the constitution for all of us. We fight for them, to ensure they have experienced and zealous advocates in court, and with all levels of command, to make sure they are protected by the very constitution and rights they fight for.”

– Attorney Richard V. Stevens