Coast Guard Defense Lawyer

Civilian court-martial defense lawyer and military criminal defense attorney Richard V. Stevens (former active duty JAG defense lawyer) has a worldwide military defense law practice. He exclusively defends military members facing military adverse actions, including court-martial (military trial), discharge boards/separation boards/elimination boards, military discipline, and military investigations (including AFOSI, CID, NCIS, CGIS, IG, and command investigations). He defends members of all military branches stationed around the world and he travels to wherever the client is stationed to defend them, when necessary.

As defense lawyer in Coast Guard cases and military law specialist for cases in all service branches, attorney Richard V. Stevens’ military legal defense practice includes all types of military specific adverse actions such as:

  • General court-martial (military criminal trial)
  • Special court-martial (military criminal trial)
  • Summary court-martial (military criminal trial)
  • Court-martial clemency
  • Court-martial appeal
  • Article 32 hearings
  • Military discharge or separation, including show cause, board of inquiry and elimination boards
  • Military discipline
  • UCMJ actions
  • Article 15, Nonjudicial Punishment (NJP), Captain’s Mast
  • Admonition (letter of admonition – LOA)
  • Reprimand (GOMOR or letter of reprimand – LOR)
  • Demotion
  • Investigations by IG, CID, AFOSI, NCIS, CGIS, AR 15-6, CDI, command
  • Board of Correction for Military Records (BCMR) appeals
  • Negative performance report or evaluation report appeals
  • Security clearance issues
  • Medical board cases and hearings (MEB, PEB)

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“Your client has no idea how lucky he was to have hired you.”

- Former Senior Military JAG Attorney

“He simply commanded the courtroom, prepared to the teeth, and, most importantly, retained his personal and professional manner that proved so impressive in his advocacy success.”

- Former Senior Military Judge

“His advocacy, compassion, intellect, and demeanor are unsurpassed.”

- Former Military Staff Judge Advocate and Trial Judge

“That was the best closing argument I have ever seen; by a civilian or military attorney.”

- Senior Court Reporter

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