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Happy New Year. 2020 has been a very difficult and tragic year for many. We keep them in our thoughts and prayers. We hope for a brighter 2021. While the pandemic progressed through 2020, the military justice system pressed forward. We want to sincerely thank our clients for allowing us the privilege of representing them and their families. Thank you all so much for your service and your sacrifice!
As former active duty military defense JAG lawyers, and now as civilian court-martial defense attorneys with decades of military justice experience, we strive to help military members and their families during very difficult times. Therefore, we measure the term “success” by how well we were able to help our clients and their families with outcomes that positively resolved the military cases, allegations, adverse actions and investigations they faced – not by our financial bottom line.
Looking back on our 2020 cases, it was marked by positive outcomes and grateful clients – from court-martial trials dropped and won, administrative hearings successfully litigated, to successful appeals and responses to other military adverse actions and discipline. These outcomes are extremely gratifying for us. Some of the successes from this past year have been documented in our blog (when we have time to post updates).
Here are some links to blog posts describing the outcomes of some of my 2020 cases:
We are very thankful for the successful outcomes we have been able to secure for our clients this past year. For ease of researching, here are links to blog posts, and case outcomes, from previous years (2011-2019): http://militaryadvocate.blogspot.com/2020/06/civilian-court-martial-defense-lawyer.html
This past year, I defended, represented, advised, counseled or otherwise assisted clients and/or handled cases out of:
Some of the cases, allegations and military law issues I handled this past year included:
Some of the adverse actions I have defended against this past year have included:
As we always warn, while the military court-martial trials and other military cases described in our blog posts were successfully defended against, it is important to understand that every case has different facts, evidence, and participants, and success in previous military courts-martial and military cases does not guarantee success in any particular future court-martial or military case. No military lawyer or civilian defense lawyer, including those who specialize in military law, can guarantee the outcome of any military case or military trial.
Given the potential consequences to military careers, families and personal freedom when facing military discipline, adverse action and/or court-martial trial, it is critical to be defended by a lawyer with experience in military law. For those seeking assistance, we offer free initial case consultations. You can reach us by completing a contact form on this site or calling toll free at (888) 399-0693.
You can also learn more about our work by seeing our appearances in the news at https://militaryadvocate.com/Appearances/ and reading reviews at http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/32566-fl-richard-stevens-693212/reviews.html.