Court Martial Attorneys – Military Defense Lawyers
Our team of hard hitting defense attorneys have the experience and firepower necessary to level the playing field.
If you think you’re innocent until proven guilty, think again, because that’s rarely the case in the U.S. Military Justice System. With prosecution teams outnumbering assigned military defense lawyers and their teams an average of 5-1, it’s easy to see why there’s a 90 percent conviction rate. And if convicted, there’s a 95 percent chance you’ll be discharged, jailed, and carry a Federal criminal record the rest of your life.
It’s scary, but true: If you’re facing charges in the U.S. Military Justice system, the deck is stacked against you and you’re in for the fight of your life against a system with a strong institutional bias for conviction. A system that can block an effective defense by denying basic tenets of fairness, it’s no wonder many military defense lawyers try to persuade clients not to hire outside counsel and just plead their cases out. Before entering into a guilty plea, discuss your options with an experienced defense lawyer!
The muscle you need in your corner
Military investigators are trained to use lies, trickery and deceit in getting you convicted, and they’re good at it. And prosecutors certainly won’t let justice stand in the way of another successful prosecution, especially when it comes to the military’s often-overzealous enforcement and prosecution of sexual assault.
Founded and led by Michael Waddington, one of the world’s preeminent authorities on military law, we’re the muscle you need to stand up for your rights. We are the most aggressive, experienced and successful team of military defense lawyers in the world, defending military personnel in all branches of service in all corners of the globe.
About Attorney Michael Waddington
As a military defense attorney both in the Army and private practice, Michael has distinguished himself in a number of high profile cases that have been the subject of books and movies, including “Taxi to the Dark Side,” which won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary, “Brian De Palma’s “Redacted,” and a major CNN Documentary, “Killings at the Canal.”
He has been reported on and quoted by hundreds of major media sources worldwide and served as a consultant to “60 Minutes,” “ABC Nightline,” “CNN Investigative Reports,” CBS, BBC, German Public Television, as well as the award-winning CBS Drama “The Good Wife.”
When your freedom is on the line
Freedom is precious, and when yours is on the line, don’t trust it to any law firm but the best. Ask your prospective civilian or military lawyer for details of their last 12 cases. What were their outcomes? How many acquittals? Then look at ours and call or fill in the contact form on this page to set up a free initial consultation. You’ve served and fought for our freedoms. We’re proud to stand and fight for yours.