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Representing Active Duty Service members and Veterans Worldwide Defending Those Who Defend Us ®

Aggressive and Experienced Military Attorneys

Military Justice Attorneys (MJA) is a veteran-owned and operated law firm specializing in the representation of active-duty service members and veterans.

 MJA defends warfighters worldwide who are under investigation, pending court-martial or appeal, or facing administrative separation or other adverse action due to allegations of misconduct. 

We also represent veterans and their families who have been harmed by government negligence in civil actions and before the military's correction boards.

Our Battles Won

Results Matter. When your career, reputation, and freedom are on the line, you need an experienced law firm in your corner. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at MJA know how to fight and win. Our results speak for themselves.

  • FULL ACQUITTAL

    Camp Pendleton, CA. Marine charged with sexually assaulting a dependent spouse was found not guilty after MJA obtained DNA testing.

  • FULL ACQUITTAL FULL ACQUITTAL

    Fort Stewart, GA. Army Staff Sergeant fully acquitted of larceny and solicitation to commit larceny of government property.

  • CHARGES DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE CHARGES DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE

    Fort Campbell, KY. Sexual assault charges dismissed with prejudice after MJA exposed government discovery violations.

  • FULL ACQUITTAL FULL ACQUITTAL

    Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Senior Airman falsely accused of committing rape and sexual assault against a fellow service member. Not guilty verdict was returned with 30 minutes of deliberation.

  • FULL ACQUITTAL FULL ACQUITTAL

    Kings Bay, GA. Navy Master-at-Arms found not guilty of allegedly unholstering firearm and pointing it at another Sailor.

  • CHARGES DISMISSED CHARGES DISMISSED

    Fort Johnson, LA. Army Specialist charged with multiple sexual assaults released from confinement and had charges dismissed due to false allegations.

Meet Our Team

The attorneys at MJA are all former military officers and judge advocates who served on active duty.

What Our Clients Say

  • "I trusted him with my career on the line, and he was outstanding."

    Mr. Hill tore apart the government's theory piece by piece . . . I trusted him with my career on the line, and he was outstanding.

    - Petty Officer Third Class, USN
  • "I would not want my fate in anyone else’s hands."

    Gerry Healy is an outstanding attorney. In the courtroom he is confident, knowledgeable, and aggressive. I would not want my fate in anyone else’s hands.

    - Airman First Class, USAF
  • "Mr. Hodge was relentless in his defense of me"

    Mr. Hodge was relentless in his defense of me . . . and absolved me of any wrongdoing under the UCMJ.

    - Corporal, USMC
  • "I would hire them again in a heartbeat."

    Gerry and Josh are absolute professional monsters in the courtroom. I would hire them again in a heartbeat and wouldn’t want anyone else in my corner!

    - Private First Class, USA
  • "The Best Possible Outcome."

    The results I received from the board was the best possible outcome and saved my career and my family's future.

    - Master Sergeant, USAF

Our Blog & FAQs

  • Why do you need a civilian defense attorney?

    It is quite common to encounter an inexperienced uniformed judge advocate, sometimes right out of law school. With little to no exposure as practicing attorneys in military law, these newly minted judge advocates are routinely detailed to servicemembers suspected of misconduct by the government, even though they have never argued in front of a military judge or represented an individual at a contested court-martial. Experience does matter.

    Other criteria to consider when deciding whether pursue civilian representation include:

    1. the fact that commands have no influence over civilian defense attorneys;
    2. the increased likelihood of civilian defense attorneys to negotiate client-friendly plea agreements; and
    3. the propensity of uniformed judge advocates to stay on the case when civilian defense attorneys are hired by a servicemember—two attorneys are always better than one.

    Additionally, uniformed judge advocates commonly carry heavy caseloads—sometimes as many as thirty separate cases. Civilian defense attorneys do not normally manage such a high volume of cases; thus it is far more likely that a civilian defense attorney will devote to you the amount of time and attention your case deserves.

    A dedicated and seasoned legal advocate can guide you through your military justice proceedings, whether they include trial or a review board.

  • If I am an active duty servicemember, who is under investigation, should I hire a civilian defense attorney?

    Over the past several years MJA has provided hundreds of free consultations to servicemembers who are under investigation or pending court-martial, and a common question that is discussed is whether hiring a civilian defense attorney is the prudent thing to do.  Read More Here.

  • When should I hire a civilian defense attorney?

    In general, the earlier the servicemember retains a civilian defense attorney, the better, for a host of reasons. The early stages of investigation, before the preferral of charges, can provide an excellent opportunity to engage the command on alternative ways to dispose of the allegations. Though a command would never admit it, convenience does matter—even more than ensuring good order and discipline. Commanding Officers/Generals want to fight wars, not convene courts, and sometimes simply getting to them early can greatly benefit the servicemember accused of misconduct.

    Another important advantage to hiring an attorney immediately is that law enforcement and commands can no longer interrogate or ask questions of the accused, unless consent is given by the defense counsel.

When Your Career Is On The Line

Our decentralized approach to military defense ensures that we can represent service members from any branch of the military, of any rank, at any military base or installation stateside or abroad.

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