Defending Those Who Defend Us®
  • Article 138, UCMJ, allows service members who have been wronged by their commanding officer to petition a superior commissioned officer for relief. When used correctly, Article 138 complaints are a powerful tool to stop abusive commanders from unlawfully punishing or otherwise adversely impacting a service members’ rights.  Military Justice Attorneys has represented service members, Read More

    “Barracks lawyers” on Facebook have been working overtime since the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was signed into law.  Like the barracks lawyers you remember from active duty (salty Lance Corporal types who had been busted down multiple times and would offer “legal advice” at the smoke pit), many of the folks posting so passionately, Read More


    So, you stuck to your guns and refused to get the jab? When everyone else caved to pressure from peers and their command, you stood strong and refused to compromise your convictions. And the military rewarded your courage by discharging you from the service for misconduct and, most likely, with a less than fully, Read More

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    It’s no secret that the military has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drug abuse, including the use of marijuana. What service members may not know, however, is that the military prohibits the use of any cannabis or hemp-derived products, even those sold commercially. Service members who test positive for any form of, Read More

    PRESS RELEASE – JULY 28, 2022 Liberty-Life Media, a pro-military media outlet, reports that MJA will represent Marine veterans and their families harmed by Camp Lejeune Water Contamination. After years of denying justice to those harmed by the toxic water, Congress recently passed the “Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022” which, once signed into, Read More

    MARINES DEFENDING MARINES™ For over 30 years, Marines, their loved ones, and civilian contractors stationed and/or working at MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River were exposed to drinking water systems contaminated with industrial chemicals. Numerous types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, birth defects, female infertility, and other health conditions have been linked to these, Read More

    July 1, 2022 – Press Release MJA is pleased to announce that Clare C. (Chip) Hodge, III has joined our military criminal defense team. Chip is an experienced trial attorney who retired from active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2022 as a Lieutenant Colonel, having served as a judge advocate in numerous, Read More

    On April 28, 2021, a class notice was issued that the Naval Discharge Review Board (NDRB) would automatically begin reconsidering discharge upgrade applications for Marines and Sailors who have served since October 7, 2001, and who were discharged with a less than honorable characterization of service while diagnosed with or showing symptoms attributable to post-traumatic, Read More

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    A sentence of confinement is not always final. A service member in confinement due to a court-martial conviction can request special clemency or parole from the appropriate military authority. If granted, the service member can be released early before serving the total amount of confinement adjudged at court-martial. MJA has successfully petitioned for clemency, Read More

    Quantico, Virginia. MJA is proud to announce a recent victory on behalf of our client, a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. The Sergeant was relieved for cause as a Marine Security Guard, given an adverse fitness report, and taken to an administrative separation board for allegedly violating Article 92, UCMJ, by not, Read More