Courtmartial.com is pleased to announce that Kirsten Dowdy is now of counsel to the firm. Kirsten has been with the firm in the past but just came off a year long mobilization. We are thrilled to have her back.
Kirsten has spent over 19 years in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. She spent over 12 years on active duty where she served as a prosecutor, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, defense attorney, and an appellate attorney. She has spent the last seven years in the Army Reserves where she has served as a criminal law instructor, an appellate counsel, and a legal advisor for the U.S. Army Pacific Command. Currently, she is serving as the senior reserve legal advisor for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Additionally, she has been working with this firm since 2011.
Recently, in June 2019, Kirsten graduated as a superior graduate from U.S. Army War College earning a Masters in Strategic Studies. In 2008, she earned a Masters in Criminal Law from the Judge Advocate Graduate Course. While there, she published an article in The Army Lawyer titled Article 119a: Does it Protect Pregnant Women or Target Them? Kirsten graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1999 and earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1996. She is a member of the Bars of Virginia, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Kirsten's practice focuses on courts-martial appeals, military corrections and related matters. Welcome home Kirsten!