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Hawaii Military Defense Attorneys

Defending the Rights of Military Servicemembers in HI

As former military officers, our Hawaii attorneys understand the stress and high stakes of court-martial and related military proceedings. If you're under investigation or have a pending court-martial for criminal offenses, Military Justice Attorneys can aggressively protect your rights. 

With over 40 years of worldwide experience, our lawyers are well-versed in military and criminal law, empowering us to defend the freedom of servicemembers and veterans from every branch of the U.S. military. No matter your rank, our firm can carefully review the allegations against you with a practiced legal eye and determine an effective defense to employ on your behalf. 

Preparing for military proceedings? Turn to a military law firm with decades of experience. Call (843) 773-5501 to schedule a free consultation

Types of Military Offenses We Handle

Our military defense attorneys represent clients in a wide range of military charges. With extensive experience defending the rights of active-duty servicemen and women, including those stationed at the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base Hawaii, our firm is intimately familiar with the unique nuances and legal complexities of military law. 

We have both national and international experience representing the best interests of clients in various types of military proceedings, including: 

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Our firm assists servicemembers whose rights were violated under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). This federal act provides certain rights and benefits to active-duty military personnel, including protections against default judgments, lease terminations, interest rate caps, vehicle repossessions, and mortgage foreclosure proceedings.

Correction of Records

Our attorneys help military servicemembers resolve errors and inaccuracies in official military records, such as correcting awards or decorations, updating duty assignments, or modifying performance evaluations. We understand that the correction of records is crucial for career advancement and benefits eligibility, as well as creating opportunities and stability in your future. That’s why our firm is committed to ensuring our clients’ records accurately and honestly reflect their selfless service. 

Discharge Upgrade

Military Justice Attorneys represent clients involved in discharge upgrade cases, assisting veterans seeking to upgrade other-than-honorable (OTH) discharges. We help clients gather, organize, and present compelling evidence to demonstrate that their original discharge status was unjust or failed to consider mitigating factors, such as mental health conditions like PTSD or TBI, or traumatic experiences, such as sexual assault or harassment. Our team is also experienced in cases involving discrimination under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy, which was repealed in 2011. 

Administrative Appeals

Our attorneys represent military servicemembers in administrative appeals related to various military actions, such as: 

Our goal is to advocate for our clients’ rights and overturn or mitigate adverse decisions, protecting the hard-earned reputations of Hawaii veterans and active-duty military personnel. 

Administrative Separation

Our lawyers provide experienced representation for servicemembers facing administrative separation due to misconduct or performance issues, including officer separations, notification procedures, and enlisted separations and chapter boards. When you partner with our firm, we can fight to protect your rights throughout the separation process while minimizing potentially negative consequences on your military career. 

Court-Martial Appeals

Our firm handles court-martial appeals, representing servicemembers convicted at trial who wish to challenge the verdict or sentence. We meticulously review trial records, identify errors and constitutional violations, and present persuasive arguments to the appellate court, including requests for clemency and special clemency parole boards

Court-Martial Defense

Our military defense attorneys defend servicemembers facing court-martial charges. Common charges we defend against include: 

Our team conducts thorough investigations, prepares robust defense strategies, and provides aggressive representation throughout the trial process to protect our clients’ rights and pursue favorable outcomes.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Our highly skilled lawyers help clients file claims related to the Camp Lejeune water contamination, which affected numerous military personnel and their families. We can help you and your loved ones pursue justice and legal recourse against liable parties for adverse health effects and toxic exposure. 

Legal Implications of a Military Conviction

A conviction in military proceedings can result in serious consequences, including loss of rank, pay, benefits, and even incarceration. It’s critical to consult with a trusted attorney as soon as possible while facing a pending court-marital, investigation, or related allegations of criminal conduct. 

Our knowledgeable advocates have a wealth of in-depth knowledge to zealously defend your rights. At Military Justice Attorneys, we assist with:   

  • Sound counsel: Our lawyers are well-acquainted with the intricacies of military and criminal law to help clients navigate the legal complexities of their case, determine an effective defense strategy, and seek a favorable outcome. 
  • Investigation and evidence gathering: Our attorneys can thoroughly investigate your case, collect strong evidence, and interview potential witnesses to present a compelling argument on your behalf.
  • Strategic defense planning: By evaluating your specific circumstances and personal goals, our lawyers can work tirelessly to develop a defense strategy tailored to your unique needs, regardless of your branch or rank. 
  • Effective advocacy: Our attorneys adequately prepare for each case to present arguments persuasively, cross-examine witnesses, and challenge evidence to protect the client's rights and pursue a favorable outcome.
  • Appellate representation: In the event of an unfavorable verdict, our advocates can guide you through the legal intricacies of the appeals process, from conducting a comprehensive review of the trial record to presenting a compelling case before the appellate court.

What Our Clients Say

  • "Best Experience-Best Outcome-Best Service."

    The relief we felt when we received that phone call from Joshua Hill was something I cannot even describe. If you want someone who will communicate with you and for you, fight for you, and extremely professional, hire Joshua Hill.

    - Lori
  • "Recommending, advising and informing!"

    If you are looking for an attorney who will listen to your concerns and feel that he is personally and professionally invested in results, Joshua Hill is your attorney. I was astonished by the level of knowledge Mr. Hill possesses while proving he is strat

    - Kerri
  • "Experienced, responsive, and knowledgeable."

    mmediately upon my retaining Mr. Healy he was there, accessible, through phone and text, explaining to me all the answers of the questions I had about the intimidating arena I had just been forced into. He replied to all of my concerns thoroughly and speci

    - Tyler
  • "Honest and Amazing Attorney."

    I called Mr.Hill and talking with him, he was very respectful, professional and most of all honest. Whenever I had a question, Mr. Hill was very accurate and informative during the whole process.

    - Rodney
  • "An Excellent Lawyer!"

    Gerald Healy represented my son in a very serious court martial case. He walked with us each step of the way from the beginning to the end. He put in numerous hours and left no stone overturned when working on my son’s case.

    - Anonymous

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.


    Quantico, Virginia. Marine Corporal (E-4) Acquitted at Court-Martial of Wrongful Drug Use After Positive Urinalysis.

    Drug Use

  • "NOT GUILTY" Fort Cavazos, Texas

    Fort Hood, Texas. Army Private Second Class (E-2) Acquitted of Rape and Sexual Assault Charges After Week-Long Trial.

    Sexual Assault

  • "NOT GUILTY" Parris Island, South Carolina

    Parris Island, South Carolina. Marine Staff Sergeant (E-6) Acquitted at Court-Martial of Hazing, Blood Striping, and Pinning.


  • "NOT GUILTY" Kings Bay, Georgia

    Kings Bay, Georgia. Master-at-Arms Third Class (E-4) Acquitted by Jury of Dereliction of Duty Involving Firearm.


  • "NOT GUILTY" Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany

    Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Senior Airman (E-4) Accused of Rape and Abusive Sexual Contact Acquitted by Military Judge.

    Sexual Assault

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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