Philip D. Cave, Military Lawyer
(With Wojtek Kornacki, Of Counsel)
Practice Limited to Military and Security Clearance Law [*]
Now working on my 32nd year of military law practice
Professional and zealous consults and representation of military personnel and the family on military law and related legal problems. We are an “expeditionary” law firm — have briefcase (and internet) will travel to you where you are: Japan, Korea, Italy, Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq. The practice is limited to military justice matters to ensure focus and experience on your issues. Some of the specific areas in which for help are listed below. The client and the client’s family deserve to be treated with courtesy and respect; really do have the right to be fully informed; and should participate in the decision making process. Scroll down to see the services provided.
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* The Virginia Bar does not certify lawyers as specialists in any particular field, such as “military law.” However, I limit my practice to military law because that has been the sole focus of my professional life and experience.
It’s happened again!
Client is called to meet with NCIS. I advise client to exercise his right to remain silent and have a lawyer.
Client follows my advice and asks for a lawyer.
Despite that, NCIS continue to ask him questions, which are no longer background, but about him and the case.
Client follows my advice and doesn’t answer.
Services We Provide Or Issues We Deal With
Under Investigation – NCIS, OSI, CID, CGCIS, IG, BOI, AR 15-6, JAGMAN, DCIS, DSS? (Your Rights!) If you are being investigated, as civilian military law attorneys we can assist you before a military lawyer is even assigned to your case. Service regulations limit the circumstances in which military lawyers can help prior to formal charges — by then it is often too late. Don’t wait for your court-martial notice, contact a seasoned military lawyer now.
Case Evaluation. Do you need a case evaluation — a second opinion? Contact us for a second opinion on what’s happening in your case. Sometimes a low fee consultation is all you or your family need. As civilian military law attorney’s we have the depth of experience, training, and knowledge to critically analyze and educate you on the merits of your UCMJ case, to include possible defenses, mitigation, and strategies.
Court-Martial or Adverse Action. Being prosecuted under the UCMJ? We work with your military lawyer to ensure the best defense possible at court-martial (court marshal).
Security Clearance. Lost it, losing it, need to get it, appealing an adverse action? Failure to keep or to get a security clearance can limit your employability, may result in discharge from the service, or may limit your promotability. Do you need help filling out the SF86, or responding to a letter of intent (LOI) or statement of reasons (SOR)? A security clearance lawyer can be your best asset. If you lose a security clearance you will likely lose your job or be denied employment.
AWOL/UA/Deserter? If you or a family member are currently in this “status,” call/email for information on the best way to resolve matters.
Adverse Administrative Actions Under the UCMJ. NJP/Article 15; adverse OER; denial/ revocation of promotion, security clearance, Medical Provider credentials; removal from a special status or position? Do you need to submit a rebuttal? Add experienced counsel to that of your military defense lawyer.
Dis-enrollment or similar adverse actions with membership in the ROTC program.
Post-conviction/Appeals of Convictions Under the UCMJ. Assistance with the post-trial clemency or Clemency & Parole Board? Our lawyers work with your military lawyer to ensure an effective appeal. Appealing your conviction? Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA), Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces? Judge Advocate General (convicted, but didn’t get a BCD/DD/1yr)?
Discharge. Are you an enlisted person being processed for administrative discharge/elimination or are you an officer being required to “show cause” and facing a BOI/DFR, or retirement grade determination? Our lawyers work with your military defense lawyer to ensure the best defense possible.
Recent successes include an officer processed for a DUI. We successfully challenged the evidence of DUI and the officer was found not to have committed misconduct. An E-7 was processed for multiple alcohol incidents; and at a board hearing he was recommended for retention.
Discharge Upgrade. Trying to upgrade your military discharge (Discharge Review Board case), contact us for information?