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Security Clearance Reinstated

We have been representing a member of the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) who was notified that his security clearance was suspended due to his alleged involvement in the GRAP recruiting scandal.  Years after his work as a recruiter CID interviewed all of his old recruits, and two of them did not remember my […]

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Army Discharge Review Board

We recently represented a former soldier who had been discharged from the Army with a General (Under Honorable Conditions) discharge for a “Physical Condition, not a Disability.” Essentially, he was kicked out because he had a previously undiagnosed anxiety disorder, which manifested itself once he went on active duty. We petitioned the Army Discharge Review […]

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Who Needs Lawyers? We Do: Nicolas Jackson’s Story

Gainesville, GA Military Veteran with Restored Respect Patriotic, bright and brave, Nicolas came from a military family and signed up after 9/11. However, after many harrowing and horrible experiences, especially in Iraq, his solid base of sensitivities became shaken. His best friend was killed in front of him in battle. When he was returned to […]

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Discharge Upgrade for Soldier with PTSD

We are proud to announce that the State Bar of Georgia has named us one of Georgia’s “Lawyers who Help” and we will be featured on a Public Service Announcement sponsored by the state bar.  It will feature the case of a soldier who was discharged with an Other Than Honorable Discharge in spite of […]

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Military Appellate Law: Robust and Unique Protections for Servicemembers (Part II)

In part I of this blog series on military appellate law, I discussed how the two-tiered appellate system works and how it provides unique protections for servicemembers appealing their court-martial results.  In part I, I also explained that servicemembers can raise unique issues on appeal.  The unique appellate issue I will discuss in this part […]

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Military Appellate Law: Robust and Unique Protections for Servicemembers (Part I)

There used to be a day long ago where military justice was fast and furious.  Servicemembers accused of crimes might have found themselves going from accusation to conviction quickly with almost no chance to present their case.  Military justice has changed drastically for the better.  The Uniform Code of Military Justice now offers an extraordinary […]

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Soldier Avoids Confinement: Will be Allowed to Retire

I just represented an E-7 at Fort Benning who was charged with numerous allegations of falsely wearing a Ranger Tab. The evidence against him was overwhelming. But we were able to mitigate his damage down to a two rank reduction. No confinement, no discharge. As he has an approved MEB (due to numerous jumps) he […]

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